The Brewers brought their bats today, hosting the Cleveland Indians in Maryvale Park. Brewer pitchers held the Indians to no hits through 6 2/3 innings, before giving up a hit to Christian Guzman. Pitching for the Brewers against the Indians were, Randy Wolf, Juan Perez, Francisco Rodriguez, Manny Parra, Rivas, and Zach Braddock.
Brewer’s principal owner Mark Attanasio, and his wife Debbie, attended to watch the Brewers cruise to a 12-2 win over the Indians. Brewers had home runs from, Brooks Conrad, Niger Morgan, Mat Gamel, and Jonathan Lucroy.
Manager Ron Roenicke had to like what he seen today as the Brewers pumped out 16 hits, and Brewer pitchers only gave up three hits. Jonathan Lucroy had three hits today, including the home run and a double, giving him seven hits in 11 at-bats.
Mat Gamel’s home run was his second in as many games. Gamel had a good game fielding, and the blast he hit today should quiet some of the doubters. I wrote apiece earlier about Mat and his doubters.
Carlos Gomez had one hit and one walk from the leadoff spot; his second stolen base of this spring, and was caught stealing once. Ryan Braun was hitless in two at-bats and walked once. Logan Schafer took over in left field and kept up his hot hitting streak, and was two for two with two doubles.
The Brewers pitchers were spot on, going almost 7 innings without giving up a hit. Randy Wolf pitched 2 2/3 innings, struck out two, with two walks. K Rod pitched one inning, with two strikeouts and one walk. Many Parra looked good pitching two innings, giving up a hit and had three strikeouts. Box Score
Overall a great game for the Milwaukee Brewers, who would like nothing better than to keep things going tomorrow against the Chicago Cubs.
Dale Sveum the new Chicago Cubs Manager; once a Brewer player and hitting coach for the Brewers last season, will be facing his former team as the Manager of the rival Cubs. Sveum, a fan favorite in Milwaukee, should be greeted with warm hearts from fans and players alike. until next time.
Brewers vs. Cubs Sat. March 10, 2:05 CST.