Wednesday's Frosty Mug: Into The Night

Christian Petersen

We're getting you ready for 2013's first televised night game and more in today's daily roundup of all things Brewers.

Some things to read while leading the chase.

Day 30 of spring training 2013 will feature the year's first sleep cycle-busting weekday late game, as the Brewers and Diamondbacks play at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale at 9:10 Central time tonight. The game will be televised on FS Wisconsin and is scheduled to feature Yovani Gallardo taking on Randall Delgado.

The Brewers will be looking to bounce back from an ugly loss yesterday as they got ambushed by the Rangers 12-3 in Surprise(!). Noah has the recap, if you missed it.

Yesterday's game was over early as Mark Rogers' spring struggles continued. He allowed six runs on six hits and four walks over just an inning and a third before being lifted, and less than half of his 42 pitches went for strikes. He'll likely still get a few more opportunities this spring, but it's entirely possible he's already pitched his way off the roster.

Before you worry too much about yesterday's results, though, I think it's important to remember this: @Mass_Haas took a look through yesterday's box score and counted appearances from just two Brewers (Logan Schafer and Tom Gorzelanny) who are guaranteed to be on the Opening Day roster.

Other notes from camp:

Meanwhile in Miami, Ryan Braun had two hits and a walk and scored a pair of runs in Team USA's 7-1 win over Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. If they can win one of their next two games they'll advance to the finals. Martin Maldonado and Puerto Rico, meanwhile, now need to win twice to advance.

Jonathan Lucroy didn't appear in last night's game, but he was the subject of The Brewer Nation's latest edition of "Brewers By the (Jersey) Numbers."

Marco Estrada is one of the more unpredictable key players on the 2013 Brewers, but he also has one of the team's highest upsides. Nick Fleder of The Hardball Times has a look at Estrada's breakout 2012 season and his value going forward.

In the minors:

Around baseball:

Tigers: Released outfielder Brennan Boesch.

Today in former Brewers:

Today in baseball economics: The Mariners turned a profit of $5.9 million last season and have made money every year since 2008 despite going 288-360 over the last four years with an average payroll of about $92 million.

This morning's edition of Today In Brewer History marks 2002 Brewer Jorge Fabregas' 43rd birthday. Chris Jaffe of The Hardball Times notes that it's also been 8000 days since Robin Yount's 500th double. At that point he was only the 26th major leaguer ever to reach that milestone.

Finally, every now and then we all need a reminder of just where we are and what it is that we're all so excited about. Apparently this was also the case in 1916, as documented by this Old Time Family Baseball post.

Now, if you'll excuse me, we're out of air freshener.

Drink up.

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