Brewer Daily News for September 30th, 2013: Roenicke talks, Brewers lose
Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday edition of Brewer Daily News. With the Milwaukee Brewers’ 2013 season now over, manager Ron Roenicke took some time after yesterday’s game to talk about the year. In the second bit of news, yesterday the Brewers (74-88) lost to the New York Mets (74-88), but won the series 3-1.
The Brewers played well after the All-Star break, but it was too little, too late. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Roenicke’s third season with the Brew Crew was something he described as his “most trying” year yet as the Brewers overall didn’t do well. The Brewers faced a lot of injuries even before the season began, losing all the depth at first base.
"“I think it will help me for what happens in the future. Hopefully we stay healthy, but if we don’t we may have to go through another year like this,” Roenicke said. – via Brewers.com"
Other issues the Brewers faced dealt with off the field problems like Ryan Braun‘s suspension for PEDs and Yovani Gallardo‘s DUI. It was just announced recently that Roenicke and the coaching staff will be returning for 2014.
Yesterday afternoon the Brewers lost 3-2 to the Mets. Marco Estrada made the start for Milwaukee and did well, but did not receive a decision. Estrada went seven innings and gave up one run on two hits, no walks and struck out eight. Reliever Brandon Kintzler got tagged with his third loss as he surrendered two unearned runs.
For the Mets, Jonathon Niese took the mound and walked away with a no-decision. Niese pitched six innings and gave up two runs on six hits, two walks and struck out two. Vic Black picked up his first win by pitching a scoreless eighth inning and Frank Francisco notched his first save.
The Brewers would score their two runs in the fourth inning. Sean Halton hit into a fielder’s choice that drove in Jonathan Lucroy. Soon after that, Logan Schafer reached on an infield single allowing Carlos Gomez to come home. Gomez stole his 40th base of the season to become the first Brewer to steal 40 bases and hit 20 homers in the same year.
Overall this season, the Brewers finished in fourth place in the National League Central and were 14 games below .500. In October, Reviewing the Brew will be grading the Brew Crew with an article coming out once a day.