By Adam Roberts – 6/10/2021
While the Brewers have overall been on a hot streak of late, their winning ways were paused yesterday evening in Cincinnati.
Searching for their sixth straight victory, Milwaukee ran into rookie pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez. The Havana product went seven innings giving up just two runs with seven strikeouts in the 7-3 Reds win. The night actually started with Gutierrez balking in the first run of the night, but he would gather himself afterwards. Conversely, Brett Anderson lost his fourth game of the season for Milwaukee and struggled through just three innings of work.
The biggest trial of the night for the Crew was a loss of Travis Shaw in the second inning. Shaw was assisted leaving the field after diving for a ground ball at third base. He is scheduled for imaging today to determine the extent of the damage, but manager Craig Counsell said it would not be available for a couple of days. As for outfielder Lorenzo Cain, Counsell said he will be out for the rest of June. Although he has taken light practices, Counsell said the injury is very serious and he doesn’t plan on starting him before July 1st.
Milwaukee and Cincinnati wrap up their series this morning at Great American Ballpark. The Brewers will go with the hot-handed Freddy Peralta against Luis Castillo.