BREWERS ROUNDUP: Brewers avoid being swept in Arizona
The Milwaukee Brewers entered the All-Star break on a high note, winning at Arizona yesterday 5-1. Wily Peralta struck out eight in seven innings, as he won his third consecutive start to improve to 7-9. The rookie right-hander gave up his only earned run in 21-and-a-third innings of his July starts. The Brewers scored three in the first inning and never looked back. Carlos Gomez highlighted the rally with a two-run single, and Logan Schafer belted a two-run homer in the fifth. Jean Segura went 3-for-3 with a walk, and he enters the break leading the National League in hits with 121. Miguel Montero hit a solo shot for Arizona’s only run. Ian Kennedy gave up all five Milwaukee runs in six-and-a-third innings. He lost his seventh straight attempt to get his 50th career win, and he’s now 3-6. Milwaukee finished its season series with the Diamondbacks at 1-6. The Crew enters the All-Star break at 38-56, trailing only Miami for the worst winning percentage in the National League. Segura and Gomez are at the All-Star Game to be played in New York tomorrow night. The Brewers resume play on Friday night at home against Miami. Milwaukee will have Ryan Braun back from the bereavement list by then. Khris Davis took Braun’s place the last four games, and was sent back down to Triple-“A” Nashville yesterday.
Brewers’ prospect Jimmy Nelson threw a scoreless inning in the All-Star Futures’ Game yesterday. The right-hander from Triple-“A” Nashville gave up just one walk in an otherwise spotless seventh inning, as his team of American-born prospects beat the World squad 4-to-2. Nelson was the only Brewers’ player taking part in the first major All-Star event of the week at Citi Field in New York. Michael Ynoa, who spent the first half of the season in Single-“A” with the Beloit Snappers, took the loss. He gave up a two-run homer to Matt Davidson in the fourth inning which put the Americans in front for good.
Milwaukee’s first-round draft choice from 2010 made his Class-“A” minor league debut yesterday in the Oakland “A’s” organization. Right-handed starter Dylan Covey went five innings for the Beloit Snappers, giving up a run on three hits as he took the loss to Fort Wayne, 1-nothing. Milwaukee drafted Covey as the 14th overall pick three years ago – but when the Brewers gave him a physical, he and his family were shocked to learn that he had Type-One juvenile diabetes. Covey ended up going to college at San Diego, where he went 5-and-4 as a junior this year with a five-point-oh-five E-R-A. He struck out 65 batters in 76-and-two-thirds innings. The A’s drafted Covey last month in the fourth round. He was the only first-round draft pick that the Brewers failed to sign in the last 22 years.