The Brewers got off to a quick start against Seattle stater Sonny Gray, tallying six earned runs off of him in 2 2/3 innings. The offense was led by Carlos Gomez with a 2-for-4 day, including a home run and three RBI, and Ryan Braun with a 3-for-4 day. On the pitching side, Jimmy Nelson got hit for four runs in five innings (though only one of those was earned), and Chris Perez allowed a run on a home run. The Brewers led 9-5 entering the ninth inning, but Jeremy Jeffress allowed four earned runs to tie it for the Athletics, and the game was called after the ninth inning as a tie.
Brewers News and Analysis
- Forbes released their yearly report on MLB franchise values, and the Brewers came in at #21 on the list. Noah broke down the report and what it means for the Brewers overall.
- Jonathan Lucroy participated in a photo shoot yesterday, where he was swinging a hot bat. He was literally swinging a bat that was on fire.
- Michael Blazek is making a push to make the Brewers roster to start the season. Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com takes a look at the impressive spring that Blazek has put together.
- Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker previews the middle infield situation for the NL Central.
- Pete Schwichtenberg of Reviewing the Brew has an interview with Brewers prospect Kyle Wren. He also writes that despite the depth concerns in the rotation, the Brewers cannot send Tyler Thornburg to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
- Elian Herrera is fighting for a spot on the Brewers roster, but he has a tough road ahead of him to get one of the remaining spots. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at the battle that Herrera faces to get one of the roster spots.
- FanGraphs continued their 2015 positional power rankings, placing the Brewers right in the middle of the pack in left field, but in the bottom third at third base and shortstop.
- The Brewers will host a Midwest League game again this year when the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers will play against the Beloit Snappers at Miller Park. Cait Covers the Bases has the details on this year's game.
NL Central Update
- Cardinals 1, Nationals 0
- Mariners 3, Cubs 2
- Reds 5, Rangers 0
- Pirates had the day off.
- Braves @ Pirates - 12:05 pm
- Marlins @ Cardinals - 12:05 pm
- Reds @ Indians - 3:05 pm
- Angels @ Cubs - 6:05 pm
- Braves catcher John Buck has decided to retire.
- The Red Sox released right-handed reliever Mitchell Boggs.
- This may be one of the worst ideas for shortening a game. Mark Townsend of Big League Stew reports that the Atlantic League will experiment with three-pitch walks and two-strike foul outs in a game this season, as part of their effort to find ways to speed up baseball games.
- When you see Andrew McCutchen this season, he will look very different. Chris Cwik of Big League Stew notes that McCutchen cut off his dreadlocks to help support a charity.
The Brewers are back at Maryvale to play the Mariners this afternoon at 3:05 pm. Mike Fiers will make the start in a game that will only be available on Brewers.com.