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What we learned: April 6, 2015 (Opening Day Edition)

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Opening Day is finally here, and we have all of the information you need to get caught up and prepared for the first pitch this afternoon.

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This Weekend's Results

Friday: Brewers 6. Indians 3
Saturday: Brewers 4, Indians 3

Highlights from the final weekend of Spring Training

  • Jonathan Lucroy and Adam Lind each hit home runs over the weekend. Lucroy's home run came on Saturday and was his fifth, while Lind's was hit on Friday and was his second.
  • On Friday, Wily Peralta pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk, with two strikeouts.
  • Meanwhile, in his final start of the spring, Jimmy Nelson pitched 4 1/3 innings on Saturday, allowing three runs on nine hits and three walks. He did strike out seven in the start.
  • To finish the spring, three of the eight projected starting position players (Ryan Braun, Adam Lind, Jonathan Lucroy) had batting averages at .395 or higher and on-base percentages of .400 or better.
  • All three also finished with an OPS over 1.000, along with Carlos Gomez.
  • Wily Peralta led the Brewers starting pitchers with a 3.32 ERA. No other starter had an ERA better than 4.73.
  • Matt Garza led the pitchers in strikeouts with 21, followed by Michael Blazek and Kyle Lohse.

Today is Opening Day.

After months of waiting, we have finally arrived at Opening Day. It's the first day of the regular season for the Brewers, meaning the first chance to get a win, the first chance to see the full team play, and the first day to truly enjoy the baseball season. Over the next six months, the Brewers will fight for a spot in the playoffs as they look towards an ultimate goal of a World Series. We may see the Brewers in the playoffs, or we may see them out of contention by the halfway point. For now, a whole variety of possibilities is open, and that gives us the chance to dream about what could happen.

Brewers News & Notes

From BCB

Final Spring Training Notes

Preseason Previews, Rankings, and Predictions

Minor League Update

Team Level
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA Season begins on April 9.
Biloxi Shuckers AA Season begins on April 9.
Brevard County Manatees A+ Season begins on April 9.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A Season begins on April 9.
DSL Brewers R Season start date TBD.
Helena Brewers R Season begins on June 18.
AZL Brewers R Season start date TBD.

News & Notes

NL Central Update

Team W L GB
Cardinals 1 0 0
Brewers 0 0 0.5
Pirates 0 0 0.5
Reds 0 0 0.5
Cubs 0 1 1

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates (Francisco Liriano) @ Reds (Johnny Cueto) - 3:10 pm
  • Cardinals and Cubs have the day off.

Around Baseball

Roster News

Other Notes

Today's Action

It's one of the biggest days of the year as it's Opening Day for the Brewers. To kick off the season, Kyle Lohse will face Kyle Kendrick at Miller Park this afternoon. First pitch is at 1:10 pm, and it will be available on all of the usual platforms (Fox Sports Wisconsin, MLB TV, Brewers Radio Network). Austin Laymance of MLB.com has the preview for today's game.

Also, don't forget to put your 2015 season predictions in before the first pitch of Opening Day today.