With a terrific catch and throw in Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Giants, third baseman Aaron Hill is the early leader for Brewers defensive play of the year.
Familiar faces will abound when the Astros travel to Miller Park for a three-game Interleague Series beginning Friday.
Jonathan Lucroy was right: The Brewers won’t go 0-162.
After three games, Brewers manager Craig Counsell was not quite ready to anoint free-swinging second baseman Scooter Gennett a changed player. But Gennett’s performance in three games against the Giants, including Wednesday’s 4-3 win, was certainly worth noting.
The beginning of Matt Garza’s 2016 season will be delayed. The Brewers placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to Saturday, with a right lat strain. Righty Tyler Cravy was recalled to replace Garza on the 25-man roster.
Twenty-five sailors and Marines helped recognize Bob Feller Act of Valor Award winner Jonathan Lucroy on the field before Tuesday’s Giants-Brewers game at Miller Park.
How in the world did Brewers coach Jason Lane come to hit a home run in an exhibition game on Saturday? It all started with Hall of Famer Robin Yount playing catcher.
Sam Freeman posted a 2.74 ERA in 111 appearances over the past three seasons for the Cardinals and Rangers, yet found himself sitting at home on Opening Day. On Wednesday, Freeman finally had a team, arriving at Miller Park after the Brewers acquired him in a cash swap with Texas.
Johnny Cueto continued his career-long mastery of Milwaukee, allowing one run on six hits in seven sharp innings for a winning San Francisco debut, a 2-1 Giants victory over the Brewers on Tuesday at Miller Park.
The Brewers on Tuesday sent cash to the Rangers for Sam Freeman, who is expected at Miller Park in time for Wednesday’s series finale against the Giants and who will give Craig Counsell a second lefty option in the ‘pen alongside Chris Capuano.
Milwaukee’s Taylor Jungmann will be making his first career appearance against the Giants on Wednesday. By contrast, Jeff Samardzija, scheduled for his regular-season debut as a Giant, has seen plenty of the Brewers.
Johnny Cueto, who’s scheduled to make his first regular-season start as a Giant when he faces Jimmy Nelson and the Brewers on Tuesday, owns a 9-3 record with a 2.87 ERA in 18 lifetime starts against Milwaukee. However, the Brewers have enjoyed the upper hand against Cueto at Miller Park.