Wily Peralta got a nice dose of run support last night before the first inning was finished. After scoring a total of five runs in the first inning through the first month of the season, the Brewers matched that with five in the first inning of last night's game. Scooter Gennett and Adam Lind each hit two-run home runs, and Martin Maldonado tacked on an RBI as well. It was more than enough for Peralta, who pitched eight innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and no walks with six strikeouts.
Brewers News & Notes
- With the Brewers potentially facing a lost season, how can you enjoy it as a fan? Yesterday, Derek provided some tips for how you can enjoy a lost season.
- The topic of rebuilding is in full focus right now, and it's getting a lot of positive talk. However, yesterday I discussed the potential issues with a rebuild and that it's not guaranteed to fix the Brewers .
- Taking the manager's role, Craig Counsell now has a different focus than from when he was a special assistant to the GM. Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com notes that Counsell's focus right now is on winning games and not on rebuilding.
- One of the advantages of being the Brewers manager is a daily visit from Bob Uecker for the pregame show. Adam McCalvy notes that Counsell is looking forward to the daily conversation, and that Uecker pulled a prank on Counsell prior to the first interview.
- Speaking of Bob Uecker, he was in rare form last night when a situation happened in the radio booth. Uecker and the rest of the broadcast team were locked in the booth for several innings when the handle of the door broke, trapping them inside. Mark Townsend of Big League Stew has the full details on what happened, as well as another mechanical malfunction that trapped another reporter.
- In a video on Gammons Daily, Peter Gammons spoke about the Brewers future in addition to other topics.
- Over in the FanPosts, DoctorShoe hopes that the Brewers will not trade Jonathan Lucroy, and nullacct has a photoshop of new Brewers manager Craig Counsell.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||9-17||Memphis 6, Colorado Springs 5||Colorado Springs @ Memphis|
|Biloxi Shuckers||AA||17-9||Biloxi 8, Mississippi 7||Mississippi vs. Biloxi (@ Mississippi)|
|Brevard County Space Explorers||A+||12-14||Clearwater 7, Brevard County 3||Tampa @ Brevard County|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||8-19||Cedar Rapids 8, Wisconsin 2||Wisconsin @ Quad Cities|
News & Notes
- Last night's game between the Biloxi Shuckers and Mississippi Braves was the first meeting between two professional teams from the state of Mississippi since 1955. The Shuckers took the first game in the new in-state rivalry.
- Pete Schwichtenberg of Reviewing the Brew looks at Sky Sox starting pitcher Brooks Hall, who is having a great start to the season.
- Sam Peterson of Miller Park Prospects has a scouting profile of Shuckers outfielder Michael Reed.
NL Central Update
Today's Division Games
- Cubs (Jake Arrieta) @ Cardinals (John Lackey) - 12:45 pm
- Reds (Anthony DeSclafani) @ Pirates (AJ Burnett) - 6:05 pm
- The Athletics activated outfielder Coco Crisp from the DL and optioned Craig Gentry.
- The Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 7-day concussion DL and recalled outfielder Preston Tucker.
- Cardinals reliever Jordan Walden will miss six to ten weeks with a muscle sprain in his right shoulder.
- The Cubs designed RHP Anthony Varvaro for assignment and activated RHP Justin Grimm from the disabled list. They also optioned outfielder Junior Lake and recalled outfielder Matt Szczur.
- The Priates placed outfielder Andrew Lambo on the 15-day DL with plantar fasciitis and selected the contracte of infielder Steve Lombardozzi.
- Reds first baseman Joey Votto was ejected from last night's Reds-Pirates game for bumping an umpire and is expected to be suspended for a game or two.
- The White Sox activated RHP Javy Guerra from the disabled list and designated him for assignment.
The current four-game series against the Dodgers comes to an end this afternoon. Mike Fiers will start for the Brewers as they seek a second straight series win, and Carlos Frias will try to get a split for the Dodgers. Carson Cistulli of FanGraphs has this as his highest rated game of the day with a NERD Game Score of 8. First pitch is at 12:40 pm, there is no local TV for the game but it will be available on MLB Network.