After clubbing the first home run of the Milwaukee Brewers affiliation era with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, I had the chance to sit down with Sky Sox first baseman Matt Clark. Clark's first-inning blast started Colorado Springs off on the right foot on its way to a 7-5 season-opening win over the Nashville Sounds.
Clark is on Milwaukee's 40-man roster after making a big impression on the Brewers last season, hitting homers in three consecutive games in September. Overall, Clark was with the Brewers for 16 games, posting a .185 average with three homers and seven RBIs.
He has hit 20 or more homers in his last five professional seasons, including a career-high 29 round-trippers between Double-A Binghamton, Triple-A Nashville, and the Brewers last season.
This season, through the first two games in Colorado Springs, Clark is hitting .444 with a homer and three RBIs.