Milwaukee Brewers: In the News (April 10)

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IApril 10, 2009

MILWAUKEE - JULY 21:  The racing sausages cross the finish line as part of the traditional Miller Park sausage race during the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Milwaukee Brewers July 21, 2007 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Thursday’s Game: Brewers 1, Giants 7
Record: 1-2

Thursday’s Game

—Manny Parra’s season started rough, as he gave up five earned runs in fewer than five innings of work to take the loss in Thursday’s rubber match. A Jason Kendall sac fly delivered Milwaukee’s only run, but Mike Cameron tallied two hits and a walk in the contest. One of Cameron’s hits struck Giants pitcher Joe Martinez in the side of the head. The Brewers now head to Milwaukee for the home opener.

Brewers News

Brewers/Cubs series preview.

—Miller Park Drunk has a guide for home opener etiquette.

Home opener rituals or holy day rituals? C’mon! Home opener rituals! Your deity of choice wants you to be happy.

American Dan thinks Milwaukee will win the division and gives us 10 reasons to support his claim.


The real 23.

The real 23.

—Do you recognize the guy next to Michael Jordan in this picture? Hint: He’s more disciplined at the plate than you’d think. h/t Brew Crew Ball.


Minor Leagues

The Rattlers came from behind to win their first game as a Brewers affiliate. Cody Scarpetta fanned eight over four innings of work.

—The Post-Crescent has a cool feature on former Brewers prospect, and current Rattlers hitting coach, Matt Erickson.

—This just in, the Timber Rattlers have gained popularity due to the new affiliation with the Brewers.

Local news + T-Rats = (fart noise).

—Jeremy Jeffress hit 102 mph with a fastball in 2007, and Huntsville fans should expect similarly fast things from the promising hurler this season.

The Nashville Sounds begin the 2009 season with a fully functional scoreboard, different owners, a new manager, and absolutely no facial hair.

—Baseball America has a roster analysis for NL Central affiliates.

NL Central

—The disabled list is a possibility for Cubs catcher Geovany Soto, who left Tuesday’s game with a sore shoulder.

The Astros have the 8th highest payroll in baseball?!? Imagine how high it’d be if they employed more than one starting pitcher.

Other News

—Hillshire Farms will reportedly release a Miller High Life brand of beer brats.

Photoshop Fridays—Twins Edition.

—Old news by now, but worth mentioning. Angels starter Nick Adenhart was killed in a hit and run auto accident early Thursday morning just hours after tossing six shutout innings against the A’s. Two other passengers also died in the wreck. The suspect was apprehended and is suspected of driving under the influence. Thoughts and condolences go out to the families of Adenhart and the other victims during this tragic time.

—A blogger wrote a touching tribute to Henry Pearson, who also died in the accident.

Enjoy the home opener all. We’ll be there, so keep an eye out for our flag. We’d love if you came by and said hey. Make your Brewers proud by failing to stoop to the common Cub fan’s violent and annoying ways.