Under the lights last night, the Brewers pounded the Diamondbacks with 12 runs on 13 hits. Jean Segura led the offense for the Brewers with a 3-for-4 day with three RBI, and Scooter Gennett added two hits and two RBI. Meanwhile, Michael Blazek held the Diamondbacks to just one hit and two walks with four strikeouts in his four innings of work.
Brewers News and Analysis
- With the BCB Community Prospect Rankings done, Derek pulled together the rankings from several different sources to create a aggregate prospect ranking for the minor-league system.
- With Jeb Bradley struggling in the minors, the Brewers have decided to convert him to a reliever. Hopefully this will help him take the next step forward in the minors.
- It's the Brewers turn in the yearly reveal of new ballpark foods that could kill you. This year, the Brewers have two new big concession items to buy: an ultimate brat and nachos on a stick.
- Tyler Thornburg has been performing well this season in his return from an elbow injury, and has been doing well as a long reliever. However, this versatility could end up working against him. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that Thornburg could end up being sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs to maintain starting pitcher depth.
- With the end of spring training approaching, the players that have been underperforming need to step up soon to secure their roles at the start of the 2015 season. Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com has some quotes from Ron Roenicke, who wants to see positive results from the struggling players now.
- Following the 2015 season, the Brewers will have some money to spend and could make a big splash in the free agent market. Kyle Lesniewski of Reviewing the Brew takes a look at the payroll situation following this season and what some of the Brewers options are.
- Marcus Young of Miller Park Prospects has a list of five center field prospects to watch in 2015.
NL Central Update
- Orioles 9, Pirates 2
- Athletics 14, Cubs 2
- Cardinals and Reds had the day off.
- Nationals @ Cardinals - 12:05 pm
- Cubs @ Mariners - 9:05 pm
- Rangers @ Reds - 9:05 pm
- Pirates have the day off.
- The Dodgers signed Cuban free agent infielder Hector Olivera to a six-year, $62.5 million contract.
- Heath Bell has decided to retire after 11 years in the majors between the Mets, Padres, Marlins, Diamondbacks, and Astros.
- As part of Back to the Future night, the Fresno Grizzlies had come up with an unique giveaway: 2017 Astros World Series rings. However, Mike Oz of Big League Stew reports that the idea was killed less than a day after it was announced.
- How does a player beat an infield shift? In the case of Prince Fielder, it was easy enough: bunt to the side of the shift where no one is standing.
- One of the stories you generally don't hear about is the Yankees doing something fun. However, they did something fun recently as a few members of their team recreated a scene from "The Sandlot".
- Covers for the Sports Illustrated MLB season preview are out, and Bill Hanstock of SB Nation has a picture of the Nationals cover, featuring a picture of Bryce Harper, who appears to have put on a lot of muscle over the last few years.
The Brewers return to Maryvale today to face the Athletics this afternoon. First pitch is at 3:05 pm, with Jimmy Nelson making the start. The game will be available on Fox Sports Wisconsin, MLB Network, and on the Brewers Radio Network.