Monday, March 22, 2010

Davis Roughed Up in Loss

Not a lot of good came from Monday's 8-4 Spring Training loss to the Dodgers, as no Brewer batter had more than one hit and the pitchers got roughed up pretty good as well. One of those pitchers was this game's starter, Doug Davis, who went 4 2/3 innings while giving up three runs. He gave up six hits and walked three batters, which is way too many runners to allow on base. Despite the struggles, we are not going to be as hard on him as we are Jeff Suppan, because we don't have an agenda against Doug Davis.

Also struggling a bit was Trevor Hoffman, who still hasn't seen too many appearances yet this spring. Hoffman gave up four hits and two runs in just one inning, as did reliever Scott Schoeneweis, the latter who is in dire jeopardy of making this club. The bright spot was Todd Coffey, the only pitcher out of five not to give up a run.

So yeah, they lost. In other news, the Brewers have shipped backup catcher Matt Treanor to the Rangers in exchange for 28 year-old infielder Ray Olmedo. The main nugget you need to take away from this is that this basically means George Kottaras will be our backup catcher to Gregg Zaun. Jonathan Lucroy still remains on the big league roster, but is expected to get sent back down soon. I don't konw about you, but the offense that Zaunbie Nation and Kottaras could bring make me a lot more excited in that combo than I was in Chopper to Third Kendall and Play Once Every Other Month Rivera.

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