Brewers shutout again by Padres, Gamel possibly out for seasonWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Brewers were shut out for the second straight night, 5-0 at San Diego.
SAN DIEGO - The Milwaukee Brewers were shut out for the second straight night, 5-0 at San Diego.
Former Brewer Jeff Suppan got the win in his first Major League game since 2010. He went five innings, giving up four hits and two walks with a pair of strikeouts. The Padres did most of their damage in the third inning. They scored three in that frame, on an RBI-double by ex-Brewer Mark Kotsay and a two-run single from Cameron Maybin. Yovani Gallardo took the loss, after giving up those three runs on seven hits in six innings with three walks and four strikeouts. He’s now 1-3.
Milwaukee’s biggest threat was in the fourth inning, when they loaded the bases. But Suppan got Travis Ishikawa to hit into an inning-ending double play. Ishikawa started at first in place of Mat Gamel, who may be out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee suffered on Tuesday night. Aramis Ramirez doubled for Milwaukee’s only extra base hit in two games. Corey Hart and Jonathan Lucroy each had two singles. But the Brewers were out-hit 9-6, and manager Ron Roenicke says his team is not swinging well. They handed the Padres their first series win of the season, as San Diego took two-of-three.
Ryan Braun left the game early, after feeling an Achilles strain from a hard slide at second base in his previous game on Tuesday night.
The Brew Crew has lost five of its last seven. Milwaukee is off today. They’ll play at San Francisco tomorrow night.
Brewers’ general manager Doug Melvin says first baseman Mat Gamel will not necessarily be out for the season. Gamel tore the ACL in his right knee on Tuesday night when he hit a wall while chasing a foul pop-up at San Diego. Melvin said starter Yovani Gallardo tore his ACL around the same time in 2008 – and he managed to return for the playoffs that year. Melvin says he won’t make a judgment on Gamel’s injury until the doctors see it. Gamel returned to Milwaukee to have the knee checked out, and to have surgery scheduled. The 26-year-old Gamel finally got his chance to be a regular starter this year after Prince Fielder left. In 21 games, he was batting .246 with one homer and six RBI’s. Travis Ishikawa is filling in at first base for now. He played 281 games at that spot for five years at San Francisco. The Brewers also expect to call up utility infielder Brooks Conrad from Triple-“A” Nashville. And Melvin says the team will look to the outside for a replacement. One possibility is 36-year-old veteran Derrek Lee, who did not sign with a team this season.