Brewer News for October 29th, 2013: Gomez’s fielding bible, Saguaros win
Hello again everyone and welcome to the Tuesday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, Milwaukee Brewers’ center fielder Carlos Gomez was named as a winner for a Fielding Bible Award along with eight other players. Secondly, yesterday afternoon the Surprise Saguaros (11-6) beat the Glendale Desert Dogs (8-8-1).
Carlos Gomez (center) may be bringing home a lot of hardware this offseason. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Gomez was awarded a Fielding Bible for his defensive efforts out in the field this season, which marks the first time he was given the award. Alongside Gomez, other first timers to win the award included Manny Machado, Paul Goldschmidt, R.A. Dickey, Andrelton Simmons and Gerardo Parra. The other three winners were Yadier Molina, Dustin Pedroia and Alex Gordon.
"“They were, without a doubt, the best fielders last year at their position, regardless of league,” Fielding Bible co-author John Dewan said. – via Brewers.com"
Tonight the Gold Glove Award winners will be announced and Gomez is a top three finalist for his position in the National League. If Gomez were to win the award, he would be the first Brewer since Robin Yount in 1982 to receive a Gold Glove.
Yesterday the Saguaros edged out the Desert Dogs in a close 8-7 game. For the Saguaros, Eduardo Rodriguez made the start and was hit for a couple runs. Rodriguez pitched three innings and allowed two runs on two hits, no walks and struck out four.
Out of the bullpen, Branden Kline surrendered three runs in one inning pitched while Noe Ramirez picked up his first win by pitching a scoreless two innings. Brewers’ prospect David Goforth notched his third save, but gave up two runs in the process. Recently, Goforth was named to the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Star roster.
Offensively for the Saguaros, designated hitter Tony Wolters and third baseman Ryan Rua both came up big with a hit and two RBIs a piece. Shortstop Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored while center fielder Tyler Naquin and second baseman Joe Wendle drove in the other two runs. One run scored by the Saguaros was unearned.
Today the Saguaros will head to Glendale to take on the Desert Dogs once again at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.