Brewer Daily News for October 20th, 2013: Gomez’s surgery, Saguaros win
Hello again everyone and welcome to the Sunday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Milwaukee Brewers’ All-Star center fielder Carlos Gomez had surgery on his right elbow, but it was not a serious event. Secondly, last night in the Arizona Fall League, the Surprise Saguaros (6-4) shutout the Glendale Desert Dogs (5-4-1).
Carlos Gomez made some extremely nice catches and plays in 2013. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Gomez, 27, had surgery recently on his right elbow to remove some of the wear and tear from the season. During the course of the 2013 season, Gomez made several spectacular catches, which sometimes ended up with him colliding into the wall.
"“Just a clean-up procedure to remove some bodies that were in there,” Brewers’ assistant general manager Gord Ash said. – via Brewers.com"
The surgery was considered “routine” and was by no means something that will keep Gomez out for next year. Currently, Gomez is a candidate for the Hank Aaron Award which awards the best hitters of both leagues and the National League’s Gold Glove Award for his position.
Last night, the Saguaros beat the Desert Dogs 7-0. Tim Berry (Baltimore Orioles) started the game for the Saguaros and did well, picking up his first win. Berry went four innings and allowed only three hits while striking out three. Berry also lowered his ERA to 2.57.
The Saguaros’ bullpen was solid, not allowing any runs or hits in five innings of work. Brewers’ prospect Kevin Shackelford pitched a scoreless inning in the eighth, but did give up a walk in the process.
Offensively, the Saguaros were powered by two Brewers’ players, outfielder Mitch Haniger and catcher Adam Weisenburger. In the first inning, Haniger smacked a three-run homer as he ultimately would go 1-for-3 with those three RBIs, giving him 12 so far. Weisenburger went 1-for-4 with two RBIs. The other run was driven in by Jonathan Schoop (Orioles) and he also scored the seventh run.
Today the Saguaros have the day off before heading to Mesa on Monday to take on the Solar Sox (7-2-1) at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.