Milwaukee Brewers: In the News (Mar. 2)

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IMarch 2, 2009

Yesterday’s Game: Giants 5, Brewers 2
Spring Record: 2-2-1


Today’s Game

- Bush looked solid and J.J. had a couple RBI, but the Brewers dropped yesterday’s game 5-3 to the Giants. Tim Lincecum was dominate for the Giants. The game was decided late by non-roster players. And Villanueva had a 14-pitch duel with a Giant that ended in a hit.

Brewers News

- The Brewers won 5-3 against the Angels on Saturday and 8-5 on Friday against the Oakland A’s.

- Braun had two hits Saturday before leaving for the WBC.

- Braden Looper was scratched from the line-up Saturday with tightness in his left side. This is certainly something to watch, but it sounds relatively minor. He’ll be examined today. More HERE.

- Trevor Hoffman worked a bullpen session to tune himself up before his spring debut. More HERE.

- Gallardo is the last player on the Brewers 40-man roster to not agree to terms for the 2009 season.

- Gwynn made his spring debut as a DH.

- Macha needs to chill out. More HERE.

- Counsell’s new batting stance is producing results.

- Manny Parra is looking to take a step forward by concentrating on his focus this season. He pitched two scoreless innings against Oakland on Saturday. More on that game HERE.

- Hart is on a mission to improve on last year too. Thank God he realizes what he said about the fans last year was a mistake.

- The Brewers young hitters are working on being more selective at the plate. This is an absolute must if the team is going to take a step forward.

- Former Brewer hitting coach Jim Skaalen is “confused” about why he was let go after last season. Jim, see above article. This team has no plate discipline. It was your responsibility to teach it. More HERE.

- Trot Nixon and Chris Duffy are competing for a spot on the team.

- The Brewers set a single-day ticket sales record on Saturday. The bright guy that wanted to camp out for two weeks for tickets and was kicked out came back and was first in line. He was disappointed when he had to settle for four single tickets scattered throughout the stadium saying, “We were the first ones in line and that’s the best you can do?”

No, they could’ve done much better if you would have just bought a 20-game pack or even a 9-game pack and you could have done it over the phone, online or by mail months ago.

- The Junkball Blues provides the top game-winning plays from 2008.

- Sully Baseball analyzes the Brewers All-Time Home Grown Roster Vs. the All-Time Acquired  Team and gives the edge to the home-grown bunch.

- takes a look at Maryvale Park. More HERE.

- Brew Crew Ball has Kirbir’s Pictures of the Week.

- Ken Macha isn’t worried about Mark DiFelice missing time playing in the World Baseball Classic. He ridiculed the Italian team stating “He’ll be back (soon)” when asked about the potential bullpen arm being away from the Brewers camp. Tyler is covering the Italian team’s quest for WBC glory HERE.

Minor Leagues

- Mat Gamel’s fiancee had a baby girl. Congrats, Mat.

- Lisa Winston of checked in with Vinny Rottino.

NL Central

- Former Brewer Corey Koskie has battled back from post-concussion problems and has landed on a roster for 2009. Unfortunately, the happy story ends there as he’s been signed by the Cubs to a minor-league deal. I wish you the best, Corey, but I hope it’s with another team.


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