Brewers shut out by OaklandWisconsin Sports
-- The Brewers were shut out by Oakland 6-0 yesterday in an exhibition game in Phoenix.
PHOENIX - The Brewers were shut out by Oakland 6-to-nothing yesterday in an exhibition game in Phoenix.
Yovani Gallardo started for the Brew Crew and pitched two scoreless innings. He gave up one hit and struck out four. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4, and he’s the only Brewers’ regular to be hitting above .250 after three games. Manager Ron Roenicke says it’s too early to worry about that kind of thing. Ryan Braun went 0-for-2 with a strikeout, and he’s hitless in four appearances this spring. Braun’s trying to be light about it, saying he can “only head in one direction.” He received a more supportive ovation from the crowd than he did on Sunday, when some heckled Braun loudly. Brewers’ second baseman Rickie Weeks led off the first inning with a walk. But he was picked off in a run-down. And it was Weeks’ brother Jamile – the A’s second baseman – who chased Rickie back to the bag and went to the ground to make the tag.
The Brewers are now 1-1-1 in Cactus League play. They’ll take on the Chicago White Sox this afternoon. Right-hander Marco Estrada will start against Sox’ righty Jake Peavy.
It’s still possible that Corey Hart can play in the Milwaukee Brewers’ regular season opener on April sixth against Saint Louis. The All-Star outfielder had successful surgery yesterday to fix a torn meniscus in his right knee that was discovered in an MRI exam last Sunday. Manager Ron Roenicke feared that more damage might have been found during the operation, but that was not the case. And Hart still expects to be out for 3-to-4 weeks. Roenicke says the challenge will be to give Hart some at-bats near the end of Spring Training, so he’s not too far behind at the start of the season. If Hart misses any time, the Brewers hope it will be minimal.