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Spring Training Game Thread #26: Milwaukee Brewers (13-12) @ San Diego Padres (15-8)

Spring Training Game Thread #26: Milwaukee Brewers (13-12) @ San Diego Padres (15-8)

Brandon Woodruff (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Matt Strahm (1-1. 3.75 ERA) Brandon Woodruff will attempt to maintain his pristine pitching line against Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres this afternoon. Matt Strahm will take the mound for the Padres. The Brewers will send out a lineup minus Lorenzo Cain, Christian Yelich, and Ryan Braun. Of particular note, Eric Thames will start in right field. Today’s lineup against the Padres to be seen on @fswisconsin at 3:10pm CT:Pérez - 2BGamel - CFAguilar - 1BPiña - CShaw - 3BThames - RFArcia - SSSpangenberg - LFWoodruff - P#CactusCrew...
Brew Crew Ball Mar 16, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers 2019 preview by position: First Base

Milwaukee Brewers 2019 preview by position: First Base

Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar have swapped roles since last season. Since returning to the United States, Eric Thames has become the king of April. He set the league on fire during his first month in uniform with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017, batting an inconceivable .345/.466/.810 with 11 home runs on his way to a 31-homer, 125 wRC+ campaign. His bat was scorching hot out of the gates once again in 2018. He began the year by hitting .250/.351/.625 with seven dingers through his first 22 games. Then, in a game against the Royals on April 24th, Thames sustained an injury to his thumb while...
Brew Crew Ball Feb 27, 2019
Mike Moustakas is trying to beat the shift

Mike Moustakas is trying to beat the shift

In addition to trying a new position, Moose is working on a new approach at the plate this spring. Mike Moustakas was serviceable at the plate last year, but his production did take a step back from his previous seasons. After posting solid, if unspectacular, wRC+ marks of 123, 111, and 114 from 2015-2017, the veteran infielder finished 2018 with a 105 wRC+. That’s only five percent better than league average and was tied with Eric Thames and Ryan Braun. That’s perfectly acceptable, but it was perhaps a bit underwhelming given the numbers he’s put up in the past. A big reason for the...

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