Sunday, March 29, 2009

Brewers Weekend Recap

Spring Training records mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, but it's always better to enter the season on a high note, which is exactly what the Brewers are doing. Three games over the weekend, three victories. Let's take an abbreviated look-see, shall we?

Friday - Brewers 7, Rangers 4 

Milwaukee looked good in a primetime slot on the MLB network, thanks in part to Brad Nelson's 3-run shot in the first. Nelson, competing for a backup outfielder spot, is now hitting .392 on the spring. If he doesn't make the roster.... Also starring for the crew was Hernan Iribarren, who hit a two-run triple in the fourth inning. Dave Bush had another fine performance. 

Box. Player of the Game: I'm giving yet another to Nelson, who seriously needs to make this roster.

Saturday - Brewers 4, Athletics 2

Suddenly, this game saw Rickie Weeks continue on a six-game hitting streak, so that's nice. J.J. Hardy hit a three run shot in his return to the lineup, and Jeff Suppan pitched seven solid innings. Yes, that Jeff Suppan. The same Jeff Suppan we all love to rip on even though he's our Opening Day starter. 

Box. Player of the Game: Seriously, that Jeff Suppan.

Sunday - Brewers 1, Giants 0

Make it a seven-game hitting streak, as Rickie Weeks was the game's only run via a solo shot in the 5th. Mark DeFelice got the start and pitched pretty well, and the Brewers are 11-2-1 in their last 14 games. But records don't matter, remember.

Box. Player of the Game: Seriously, that Rickie Weeks.

And there is no reason why I used Villanueva has the picture for this posting.


Unknown said...

Suppan opening day initially pissed me off, but now i see it is against Lincecum. Now i think it is a genius move, but I think we need to sign Sheets this summer because we need him as a ace

Anonymous said...

Maybe if Sheeter signs a reasonable 4 or 5 month deal with us he might actually be healthy enough to pitch into mid/late October for the first time in his life. In the end his body will be tricked into thinking it's mid-August.

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