Brewers get bats engaged in a 9-4 win over RockiesWisconsin Sports
-- Shortstop Alex Gonzalez pounded three hits, including a home run, and drove in four as the Milwaukee Brewers ripped Colorado at home last night, 9-4.
MILWAUKEE - Shortstop Alex Gonzalez pounded three hits, including a home run, and drove in four as the Milwaukee Brewers ripped Colorado at home last night, 9-4.
He got a lot of help from left fielder Ryan Braun, who broke his hitless streak with a home run, a triple and two runs batted in. Braun had gone oh-for-16 on the current home stand before breaking his slump.
Helping bring it all together was the starting effort by Marco Estrada. He filled in for the injured Chris Narveson with nine strikeouts in five innings of work. Jose Veras picked up his second victory after the Brewers broke things open with a six-run seventh inning.
Brewers lefty Chris Narveson is reaching out to a noted Los Angeles specialist to see if he agrees the starting pitcher needs surgery. Narveson’s MRI will be sent to Dr. Lewis Yocum to see if he falls in line with the course of action suggested by Milwaukee team doctor William Raasch. The Brewers’ team doctor says arthroscopic surgery is required to fix an underlying tear in Narveson’s rotator cuff. A reply is expected by tomorrow or Tuesday. Surgery would put Narveson on the sidelines for the rest of the 2012 season.