Yesterday’s Game: Giants 5, Brewers 2
Spring Record: 2-2-1
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mat Gamel’s fiancee had a baby girl. Congrats, Mat.
- 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.