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3/23 – 3/29 Brewers Week In Review

March 30, 2015

 

Luis Jimenez

AP Photo

 

There is only 1 week left before opening day and the Brewers are almost ready. The bats had an up and down week. There are still a few positions up for grabs. The Brewers had a few visitors this week, including some Brewer alumni and a famous ballpark pup.

The Brewer bats have been hot and cold this week. They scored 44 runs in 4 games, and only 3 in the other three games. Luis Jimenez had 2 home runs and 9 RBIs. Scooter Gennett added 6 runs and 5 RBIS, while Jean Segura scored 7 runs and had 3 RBIs. Nineteen different Brewers scored at least one run this week, and sixteen different Brewers drove in at least one run.

Ron Roenicke still has Jimmy Nelson as the fifth starter, even though he has not preformed as well as some others. Tyler Thornburg is now being considered as an option for long relief. The Brewers have optioned IF Luis Sardiñas and P Brandon Kintzler to AAA. They also released Chris Perez, which leaves 2 bullpen spots for Rob Wooten, Tyler Thornburg, and Mike Blazek to fight over. The Brewers are still weighing their options for how they want to fill the remaining bench spots.

The Brewers welcomed special instructors Robin Yount, Gorman Thomas, and Jim Gantner this week. Those three players were a significant part of a Brewers team that won the second most games between 1978 and 1982. The younger players recognized the camaraderie between the trio.

“A couple of the younger guys on the roster see how we interact and a few of them come up and say, ‘That’s really neat how you mix together, you hang together and talk about old times and talk about the game that’s going on right now,'” Thomas said. “For Jimmy and Robin and myself, it’s like we never skipped a beat. It will always be that way. We’ve been friends for the better part of 40 years.”

The Brewers also welcomed Hank, the Ballpark Pup. Hank was a stray that inserted himself into the Brewers camp last spring. When the Brewers were not able to find his owner, they adopted him and brought him back to Milwaukee. This week, he made the rounds at his old stomping grounds.

On the field, the Brewers beat the Diamondbacks, Mariners, and Reds by a combined score of 35-7. They lost to the Rockies, Indians, and the A’s, and had their first tie of the preseason against the A’s.

Weekly Record: 3-3-1

Season Record: 11-13-1

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