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6/1 – 6/7 Brewers Week In Review

June 8, 2015
Adam Lind and Carlos Gomez

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Brewers at Cardinals

Brewers won game 1 of the series 1-0, just their second win without a home run (2-21). Jonathan Lucroy went hitless in his return from the DL, but he played a critical role behind the plate. He blocked many balls in the dirt late in the game to keep the Cardinals from advancing. Mike Fiers threw 6 shutout innings and struck out 6 and the bullpen completed the shutout. Jean Segura singled in the first and Carlos Gomez drove him in with a single of his own. That proved to be the only run of the game.

Brewers lost game 2, 1-0. They had the tying run on third in the 9th with one out, but failed to score. Tyler Cravy went 7 innings, giving up the only run in his Major League debut. Former Brewer Mark Reynolds drove in the only run of the game.

Jimmy Nelson gave up 7 runs, including 5 in the first, as the Cardinals beat the Brewers 7-4. After leading the Majors in doubles with 53 last season, Lucroy finally hit his first double of the season.

Brewers at Twins

Adam Lind had a huge night in Minnesota, going 3-5 with a home run, 6 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Lucroy continued his hot hitting going 3-5 with a home run, 2 RBIs, and a run scored. Kyle Lohse was pitching a shutout until the 5th, when he gave up 5 runs that erased a 5-0 lead. Carlos Gomez and Lind hit back to back 2-out doubles and Lucroy hit a single to drive in Lind in the 8th. The Brewers tacked on 3 more runs in the 9th to cap off a 10-5 win.

Former Twins Carlos Gomez and Matt Garza were the heroes of game 2. Gomez went 4-4 with 3 RBIs and a stolen base while Garza pitched 7 innings of 1 run ball. Ryan Braun hit his 13th home run of the season after missing 2 games due to his thumb. Francisco Rodriguez worked around a walk to get his 358th save in the Brewers’ 4-2 win. K-Rod is now tied with Troy Percival for 9th all time.

The Brewers had 8 hits in the finale against the Twins, but did not manage to score a run. They hit into 3 double plays. Fiers gave up 2 runs in the 2nd inning and came out of the game with 1 out in the 5th. The bullpen did not give up a run in 4.2 innings.

Roster/Injury News

Surgery on Khris Davis’ torn meniscus went well. He is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. This is a positive, considering that a torn meniscus could be a season ending injury.

Tyler Wagner was sent back to AA Biloxi after his start on May 31. Tyler Cravy was brought up from AAA Colorado Springs to start on Tuesday. Cravy was then sent back down so the Brewers could call up OF Shane Peterson from AAA Colorado Springs.

The Brewers claimed Hernan Perez off waivers from Tigers. Perez, 24, is capable of playing all 4 infield positions. Though he is only hitting .061 this season, he has a lot of upside. He entered the season as the Tigers number 8 prospect. The Brewers designated Elian Herrera to make room for Perez.

Ryan Braun was out on Wednesday and Friday for a cryotherapy shot on his thumb. He was back in the lineup on Saturday and hit a 1st inning home run.

Will Smith’s suspension reduced from 8 games to 6 games. He was suspended for a foreign substance on his arm while pitching on May 21. He started serving the suspension on June 5 and will be available to pitch on June 11.

Games

Series

Record for the week

3-3

1-1

Record under Roenicke

7-18

1-7

Record under Counsell

13-19

3-6-1

Record for June

3-3

1-1

Record for the year

20-37

4-13-1

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