> Jonathan Lucroy and Zack Greinke have been two of the best and most consistent players on the Brewers this spring, and both continued that today in the Brewers’ 7-1 win over the Diamondbacks. Greinke had by far his best start of the spring, going seven innings while giving up a run on five hits. He walked one and struck out eight. Greinke’s ST ERA is now 0.93, which is the best in the Brewers’ rotation.
The run he gave up came in the first inning on Jason Kubel’s- a guy who has seen a lot of Greinke from their days in the AL Central- RBI groundout. But, starting in the fourth, the Brewers went on an offensive binge. It started with Lucroy’s RBI double in the fourth. Then, Greinke had an RBI double of his own in the fifth, followed by a Carlos Gomez RBI double. Alex Gonzalez then had a two-RBI single, and Lucroy finished it off with a two-run home run. All of this made for a six-run fifth, and all seven runs were charged to D-Backs starter Wade Miley.
You can’t say much more about the spring Lucroy is having. After going 3-for-4 with three RBIs today, he’s hitting .513. Not a bad way to start right after signing a five-year extension. Anyway, let’s hope he puts up this kind of production during the regular season- I’ve always seen Lucroy as a potential power catcher.
> It was announced today that Shaun Marcum will likely start the season on the Brewers’ Opening Day roster, rather than on the DL. He’ll probably be the fourth starter, since he hasn’t good luck against the Cardinals, who the Brewers will play during the first three-game series of the season.
Other injury updates include Corey Hart, who played in a Minor League game today. He probably won’t be ready by Opening Day, however.
> And that’s about it. I wanted to get up a post on Reviewing the Brew today, but ended up not having time again. I should have time tomorrow, though, since my schedule isn’t as busy. Anyway, thanks for reading, and feel free to leave your thoughts.