Brewer News for October 26th, 2013: Gomez a finalist, Saguaros win
Hello again everyone and welcome to the Saturday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, Major League Baseball announced their finalists for the Gold Glove Award in both leagues for each position. In the second bit of news, last night the Surprise Saguaros (9-6) beat the Scottsdale Scorpions (7-8).
Carlos Gomez stepped up big in a down year for the Brewers. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Milwaukee Brewers’ center fielder Carlos Gomez made the cut to be one of the finalists for the National League Gold Glove at his position. Gomez this season was one of the NL’s better defenders as he robbed multiple homers and sported an UZR of 24.4 and a DRS of 38.
"“I was spoiled early on and had Torii Hunter back there in his prime,” Brewers’ starter Kyle Lohse said. “[Gomez] is right there with the early Minnesota days of Torii…Carlos is so athletic and explosive.” – via Brewers.com"
Alongside Gomez, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen and the Washington Nationals’ Denard Span are in the race for the award as the other two finalists. The winners will be announced this coming Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Last night the Saguaros won 3-1 over the Scorpions. Tim Berry (Baltimore Orioles) started for the Saguaros and did well, picking up his second win. Berry went four innings and surrendered only three hits and struck out two.
The Saguaros’ bullpen was solid, not allowing a run until the ninth inning. Brewers’ prospect David Goforth came on as the closer and acquired his second save of the league, but surrendered an RBI single to Angel Villalona.
In the fifth inning, the Saguaros got the offense going. Designated hitter Joe Wendle (Cleveland Indians) hit a triple that scored third baseman Ryan Rua (Texas Rangers) to lead things off. After that, center fielder Tyler Naquin (Indians) smacked a sharp single scoring Wendle and also hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning.
Today the Saguaros head to Mesa to take on the Solar Sox (10-4-1) for a game at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.