Mar 6, 2013; Peoria, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers (center) on the bench during the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Brewer Daily News for March 17th: Davis impresses again, Crew ties Reds


Good morning and welcome to the Sunday edition of Brewer Daily News. This morning, the Milwaukee Brewers are taking a hard look at outfielder Khris Davis who is making some noise in Spring Training. Secondly, the Brewers had a 9-9 tie yesterday afternoon with the Cincinnati Reds.

Khris Davis is starting to make some real noise for himself. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Another day, another home run seems to be the motto for Davis as he hit his sixth of the spring yesterday. Davis, who is vying for a spot on the 25-man roster as pointed out by our own Justin Schultz, has been impressing everyone in Brewers’ camp. Manager Ron Roenicke had this to say regarding Davis:

“If we have all left-handed (hitters) on the bench for pinch-hitters, it would be nice to have a right-hander. It’s a real tough job, that’s why you get him when he’s hot. Then you see how he works into that job. if he can’t do it, you make a switch. He’s worked himself into (the picture).” -via Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Davis, who is batting .364, has been somewhat of a dominant force in the line-up so far in Spring Training. Unfortunately for Davis, with Team USA out of the World Baseball Classic, teammate Ryan Braun will be returning and eventually taking over. As it stands now, Davis doesn’t have clear spot on the 25-man roster unless they transition him to the infield.

In a game that started with a 5-1 Brewer lead after one inning, the Reds fought back and tied the Crew. In the game, Mike Fiers started for the Brewers and went four innings allowing eight hits, five runs and struck out four while walking two. Mike Leake started for the Reds and lasted 3 1/3 innings while giving up 10 hits, seven runs (five earned) and struck out one. Out of the four other pitchers used by Milwaukee, Donovan Hand was only reliever who didn’t allow a run to score as he pitched two innings and allowed two hits while striking out two.

For the Brew Crew offensively, Davis went a perfect 3-for-3 with five RBIs and one home run. Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-3 and had one RBI and Logan Schafer was a perfect 2-for-2 with a run scored and a RBI. Joey Votto helped out the Reds by going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Jay Bruce, Ryan Hanigan and Corky Miller all had two hits a piece for the Big Red Machine.

The Brewers’ next game is today against the Los Angeles Dodgers at 4:05 PM EST / 3:05 PM CST. The starters will be Yovani Gallardo for the Brewers and Ted Lilly for the Dodgers.

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