Saturday, March 6, 2010

Brewers Split Squads Spilt Decisions

Milwaukee 12, San Francisco 1

Zing - The Brewers have had no problems scoring runs so far during this Spring Training, and this game definitely was no exception. The runs were scored via the way the Brewers score runs the best - the long ball. Corey Hart, Alcides Escobar, Ryan Braun, Chris Errecart, and Erik Komatsu (?) all hit home runs. Personally, it's nice to see a guy like Escobar show he's got some pop at the bat. Escobar is going to be a star in this league for his defensive abilities, but the more he can contribute offensively the better.

Boom - The Brewers starters have been pitching well all week, a trend continued by Randy Wolf in his performance on Saturday. Like the rest of the gang, Wolf went two innings striking out two batters and giving up just one hit. It's so so early yet, but it's so nice to see the starting pitching deliver.

Tararrel - Chris Capuano. This is a guy that probably should be out of baseball right now with all his injury problems, but he's battled back this far and is now battling for a roster spot. Cappy pitching two innings, striking out three batters. Even more so, he picked up the win. Great to see Capuano's name in the box score again. I'm hesitant to think that he'll actually make the club out of camp, but I do see a call up to the starting rotation or the bullpen in his future. Good stuff today from Capuano. POTG for sure.

Puke - Great day for this split squad, although it's a day Casey McGehee wishes he could have back. The third basemen went 0-for-2, striking out twice. That will happen though I guess.

Zing - If you check out the box score, it's easy to see which team was the "A" team and which team was the "B" team. This team was definitely the "B" team. Jody Gerut was the Leader of the Losers in this going, garnering the POTG award with 3 RBI on two hits. Craig Counsell and Carlos Gomez were also on this squad for the afternoon, and they each brought two hits to the box score.

Boom - I just got done talking about it with Randy Wolf, but it applies to Chris Narveson as well. Narveson pitched two innings and gave up zero hits, continuing the trend of staring pitchers performing very well.

Tararrel - I'm going to use this space to give a little bit of love to Brett Lawrie, as it's always good to see him in a Brewers uniform (as if I saw any of the game). Lawrie saw three at-bats in this one, collecting one hit. He entered the game as a pinch hitter but then saw time at second base, instead of at catcher which is the position we drafted him at.

Puke - The relievers. Rough day. Three guys combined to give up eight runs in the final five innings, although I have no idea who any of these guys are. Don't care to learn them right now because the Bucks game just started, so I'm going to go watch them beat up on the LeBron-less Cavs.

Have a good Saturday night everybody, we'll see you tomorrow to talk about another disappointing Marquette loss!


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