The Brewers offense has been on fire over the last week. The Brewers power surge yesterday was led by Khris Davis, who hit his first spring home run, a grand slam in the first inning. It also extended his spring hitting streak to six games. Meanwhile, Ryan Braun had a RBI double to extend his own streak to six games, Scooter Gennett had three hits, and Jean Segura had two hits. Luis Jimenez added a grand slam of his own in the eighth inning. Meanwhile, Mike Fiers looked good in his return to major-league action, allowing one run in 3 2/3 innings.
Brewers News and Analysis
- The spring training roster trimming continued yesterday, as Luis Sardinas and Shane Peterson were optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Noah analyzes what this means for the roster, including the likelihood that Hector Gomez will be on the Opening Day roster now.
- Advertising is picking up in Milwaukee, and the Brewers have a new billboard up as the team gets closed to Opening Day.
- Jimmy Nelson has put together a rough spring, but the Brewers aren't waivering in their plans for the rotation. Adam McCalvy reports the despite better springs for Tyler Thornburg and Michael Blazek, the plan is still for Jimmy Nelson to be the Brewers fifth starter.
- The pink-eye menace is back in the clubhouse. Adam McCalvy notes that Shane Peterson is the latest player to get the infection and will be away from camp for a few days.
- Continuing in their positional power rankings, FanGraphs ranks the Brewers center field situation as third best in the majors and right field as tenth best.
- Marcus Young of Miller Park Prospects has five right field prospects for you to watch in 2015.
- Opening Day is 10 days away, and Cait Covers the Bases has a few updates on some changes at Miller Park for this season. First of all, the Harley Davidson deck is gone and has been replaced by the Associated Bank Check Deck. Also, the new security practices will take effect starting on Opening Day.
NL Central Update
- Braves 7, Pirates 5
- Marlins 5, Cardinals 3
- Reds 13, Indians 2
- Angels 8, Cubs 4
This Weekend’s Games
- Mets @ Cardinals (SS) - 12:05 pm
- Pirates @ Twins - 12:05 pm
- Cardinals (SS) @ Nationals - 12:05 pm
- White Sox @ Cubs - 3:05 pm
- Cardinals @ Tigers - 12:05 pm
- Blue Jays (SS) @ Pirates - 12:05 pm
- Cubs (SS) @ Reds - 3:05 pm
- Rockies @ Cubs (SS) - 3:05 pm
- Mets @ Cardinals - 12:05 pm
- Pirates @ Braves - 12:05 pm
- Reds @ Angels - 2:10 pm
- Cubs @ Royals - 3:05 pm
- The Padres claimed right-handed pitcher Jandel Gustave off of waivers from the Royals.
- The Reds acquired first baseman Dan Johnson from the Astros in exchange for either a PTBNL or cash.
- The Yankees released right-handed pitcher Jared Burton.
- The fight over television rights in Los Angeles is going to extend to a second straight season. Chris Cwik of Big League Stew reports that Time Warner Cable is not backing down from its asking price to carry the Dodgers games, even though they are expected to lose $1 billion.
This Weekend's Action
It's the last full weekend of action for spring training. Here is what is on the schedule:
Friday: Brewers @ Reds, 9:05 pm
Saturday: Indians @ Brewers, 3:05 pm
Sunday: Brewers @ Athletics, 3:05 pm
Saturday's game will be televised on Fox Sports Wisconsin. Both Saturday and Sunday's games will be on the Brewers Radio Network.