Monday, March 15, 2010

Gallardo Sharp in Spring Outing

Zing: The starting pitchers are starting to go a bit longer in their tune-up games, but that wasn't a problem on Monday for Yovani Gallardo. He went four innings, and actually retired the first nine batters he faced before he did give up a run in the fourth. He ended the day by striking out former Brewers prospect Matt LaPorta, which capped off a very solid showing. Gallardo was good last year, but he needs to be an ace, and hopefully he's up to the task this season. So far, so good though, as Gallardo looked strong in the Brewers 5-4 win against Cleveland.

Boom: Alcides Escobar had a fine performance today as well, grabbing two hits with one run and an RBI. Escobar is hitting .462 during March so far, and like I've said before we know we're going to get the defense from him, and anything he can do offensively will be gravy. I guess he can't be worse than the roller coaster that was J.J. Hardy's offense though.

Tararrel: Another Brewer that had a nice performance was third basemen Adam Heether. Heether went 2-for-3 with 2 runs, and at one time was a pretty strong choice to make the opening day roster. But with the emerging play of Joe Inglett, it looks like Heether will be on the outside looking in. Actually, Bernie's Crew does a nice job of predicting what the 25-man roster might shape up to look like, check it out when you have the chance.

Puke: One of the odder situations in baseball. Pitcher John Halama went out on the mound on Monday for inning, gave up two earned runs on three hits, and really just pitched a lousy inning. Yet, he got the save. Gotta love baseball. Next up for the Brewers is the Royals on Tuesday.


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