Milwaukee Brewers: In the News (April 8)

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IApril 8, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 07:  A general view of the field prior to the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Francisco Giants Opening Day Major League Baseball game on April 7, 2009 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)


Corey Hart Solid Defensively in Tuesday's Loss

Corey Hart Was Solid Defensively in Tuesday's Loss

Last Game: Brewers 6, Giants 10
Record: 0-1

Opening Day

—The Brewers lost their first opening game since 2003 as both teams showed problems in the pitching department. The team’s offense tried keeping pace, but the pitchers couldn’t stop giving up runs. Even though reigning Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum was chased early, Jeff Suppan gave up six runs in four innings of work and the Giants showed power that they never had last year by getting 12 hits, including three home runs. (Randy Winn got a home run? Are you kidding me?)

—On the positive side, Rickie and Cam had a real good start to the season. With four walks, is this a new "Macha-fied" or more patient Mike Cameron or is it an aberration?

—On the negative side, this pitching fears held by fans in Brewer Nation came to fruition. Every pitcher gave up at least one run today.

—Here are recaps from MLB, JSOnline, and ESPN.

—Quote of the Day:

“That wasn’t very pretty,” manager Ken Macha said. “By my count, there were 13 walks and four hit batters. We had 20 base runners and only got five runs. If you told me we’d get Lincecum out of the game in the third, I’d be feeling pretty good. We just didn’t pitch very well.”

Brewers News

—In “It’s a Better Idea Than Leading Off With Mike Cameron” News, J.J. and Corey have officially swapped spots in the batting order as seen in Tuesday’s game. If you want to read funny knee-jerk reactions, read the comments at the bottom of the story.

Here’s an interview by with Cory Provous on the eve of the regular season. As much as I enjoyed Jim Powell, Cory’s been doing a good job learning and has really helped me get over it.

—After Tuesday’s performance, I don’t think too many people care about Soup’s Nutrition help.

Casey McGehee was interviewed by his hometown newspaper and said that making the team was a dream come true.

Prince is the cover athlete for Take2’s “The Bigs 2″.

—A short tale about a man who was so much more for a day...he was a racing hot dog!

Minor Leagues

Brett Christopherson of the Appleton PC interviewed Cutter Dysktra and Brett Lawrie.

Bernie’s Crew also talks to Cutter Dykstra and Brett Lawrie.

Speaking of the T-Rats, here’s their starting rotation!

NL Central

—NL Central wrap-up: The Cards (1-1) beat the Pirates (1-1) 9-7, the Cubs went to extras with the Astros, and Cincinnati had the day off

I think this is kinda funny. A power ranking after the first day. Perhaps it’s a biting social commentary on the triviality of power rankings in a long season.

Other News

Major League is celebrating its 20th anniversary. And the Ueck probably has still never seen it…

Kevin Mench is sucking, just like the latest Shrek movies.


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