I have to go (great concert tonight) in about fifteen minutes, so I don't have time to write much, but if you'd like to keep up with your Brewers, here ya go:
- Brewers are beating the D-Backs 15-5, right now in the 9th inning. Doug pitched 4 scoreless but then gave up a three-run shot in the 5th. In fairness to Doug, he had to wait a long time to come back out for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th innings. The Crew put up a 4-spot in each of those innings! I'll have more on the game later, but it's worth saying now that DOUG DAVIS GOT ON BASE TWICE!
Things are looking good for Gabe Gross. Just now is his solid contact showing up in the numbers, but it sounds like he's been mashing for a couple of weeks now. He hit another warning-track shot today. It may be warning-track shots in AZ are routine fly balls in Milwaukee, but if his tape-measure HRs are anything to judge by, he could be a real threat off the bench (especially as the only lefty most of the time). Oh, and the J-S is on it, too.
- Kevin Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus (sub. req., sorry) likes Will Inman as one of ten drafted-out-of-H.S.-pitchers who might make it:
The Good: Constantly throws strikes and gets ahead of the count. Allowed an earned run in just four of 14 appearances and had a three-game stretch in August where he allowed one hit over 12.2 shutout innings while striking out 18. The Brewers love his makeup.
The Bad: Relatively undersized at 6-foot, his pitches can come in a bit flat, meaning the ball does not come in with the same downward plane as that of a taller pitcher. Inman struggled at times with runners on base, and needs to pitch more off his fastball.
- From Robin to Rickie looks over Rickie's outlook. I guess Robin's season doesn't require much prediction, though.
- Larry Bigbie went down, so a Cardinals OF spot is up for grabs. Not that Bigbie was going to go crazy on the NL, but whoever replaces him--Schumaker, Gall, Daubach?--will probably not be as good. I feel bad for Bigbie, going to a new team and going down so soon, but I don't mind the implications for the good guys.
Here's the Doug Melvin chat transcript. I look forward to reading this later on.
- Here's more on Jared Fernandez, further confirming he is right in the mix for a bullpen spot, as I speculated yesterday.
I gotta go!
Countdown to Brewers Opening Day: 10 Days
Update [2006-3-24 18:25:43 by Jeff]: It's official: 16-5 Brewers. Let's have some of those in April, shall we?