The Brewers got their first win of the season in another close game. Chris Carter was the major spark on offense, driving in two runs, one on a solo home run and the other on a sacrifice fly. Meanwhile, Aaron Hill made a spectacular play on defense, and Taylor Jungmann kept them in the game by allowing just three runs in five innings. The bullpen locked it down to get the Brewers their first win of the year.
Brewers News & Notes
Links from BCB
- All of the minor-league affiliates officially kick off their seasons today. Kyle went through all of the affiliate rosters for players to watch this season.
- Following Tuesday's game, the Brewers made a roster move, acquiring Sam Freeman from the Braves and designated Ariel Pena for assignment. Derek has a profile of the new pitcher and a reaction to the surprise trade just two days into the season.
- Over in the FanPosts, Taterwithbacon has a set of bold predictions for this season.
Other Brewers News and Notes
- Sam Freeman was in uniform yesterday and ready to pitch if needed. Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com has some quotes from the new Brewers reliever.
- In his first few games with the team, Chris Carter has already made his presence known. Adam McCalvy writes that the Brewers hope Carter will be more than an all-or-nothing type of player.
- It's only one series, but Scooter Gennett is showing a changed approach at the plate, particularly against left-handed pitchers. Adam McCalvy spoke with Gennett about how his plate approach has changed.
- In Wednesday's game, Aaron Hill made a big double-play to end the first inning. Adam McCalvy pulled some stats from StatCast to analyze that play.
- The middle infield could be the position where the most changes could occur. Seth Victor of BP Milwaukee looks at the state of the middle infield and what could happen to it this year.
- The Brewers have already made a few moves in the bullpen even though the season has barely started. Jake Covey of Disciples of Uecker has profiles of the two new pitchers.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||0-0||Offseason||Colorado Springs @ Memphis|
|Biloxi Shuckers||AA||0-0||Offseason||Chattanooga @ Biloxi|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||0-0||Offseason||Brevard County @ Daytona|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||0-0||Offseason||Wisconsin @ Beloit|
News & Notes
- Double-A Biloxi could be a popular travel spot for GM David Stearns this season, and not just because of the prospects that the Shuckers will have. Patrick Ochs of the Sun Herald wrote about the new relationship that Stearns has with the southern Mississippi area.
- The Shuckers loaded roster could mean another championship season for them. Thaddeus Krzus of The Shuck Dynasty previews the upcoming season for the Shuckers. Also, he has his first edition of this year's Milwaukee Brewers Affiliate Report.
- The Timber Rattlers also get back to work today. Kyle Lobner of TimberRattlers.com previews their season with a look at a few of the big names on the team.
- Brevard County is also back in action today, and Brad Krause of Miller Park Prospects has a preview of the High-A Brevard County Manatees season.
NL Central Update
Yesterday’s Division Games
- Pirates 5, Cardinals 1
- Reds 3, Phillies 2
Today's Division Games
- Phillies (Charlie Morton) @ Reds (Robert Stephenson) - 11:35 am
- Cubs (John Lackey) @ Diamondbacks (Rubby de la Rosa) - 8:40 pm
- The Angels placed LHP Andrew Heaney on the 15-day DL with a flexor muscle strain.
- Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is day-to-day with a calf injury.
- Mariners pitcher Tyler Kolek underwent Tommy John surgery.
- The Nationals placed outfielder Ben Revere on the 15-day DL with an oblique strain and recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker.
- The Rangers signed reliever Burke Badenhop to a minor-league deal.
- The Rays claimed first baseman/outfielder Jake Goebbert off waivers from the Pirates.
- The White Sox are expected to sign Chance the Rapper to an ambassador deal to help with activities that should allow them to appeal to a younger audience.
- Who could be fired this season? Matt Goldman of MLB Daily Dish looks at the candidates who could be on the hot seat this season.
The Brewers have the day off. They return to action tomorrow with their first interleague series of the season, a three-game home series against the Astros.