The Astros pounded the Brewers 8-3 on Wednesday night. Houstonroughed up Brewers starter Randy Wolf for 7 runs in just four innings of work to take the series opener. Carlos Lee went 3×4 with a homer and 3 RBI to pace the Astros attack. Corey Hart’s solo homer in the 4th and Jonathan Lucroy’s 2 run triple in the 9th accounted for the Brewers only runs on the night. Bud Norris struck out 9 in 7 innings worth of work to notch the win. The series wraps up tonight as Shaun Marcum takes on JA Happ.
The Brewers re-signed pitcher Claudio Vargas to a minor league contract on Wednesday. Vargas pitched for the Brewers in 2007 and then again in 2009 and 2010. This season he had been pitching in the Mexican League. Vargas will be assigned to Triple-A Nashville.
Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez went 0x3 with a run scored in a rehab stint with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Wednesday night. Gomez is scheduled to play for the T-Rats through Saturday inAppleton.