Good morning and welcome to the Monday edition of Brewer Daily News. Today, the Milwaukee Brewers’ back-up outfielder Logan Schafer knows that despite Opening Day coming soon, he isn’t taking his spot on the team for granted. In the second bit of news today, the Brewers’ split squads played yesterday and split the decisions.
Schafer, who will more than likely be the fourth outfielder come April 1st, is taking his position with a grain of salt. With prospects like Khristopher Davis and Caleb Gindl competing against him, Schafer knows the job isn’t an assured thing going forward.
“They haven’t said anything to me and I totally understand that,” Schafer said before Sunday’s matchup with the Padres. “You never know when a trade can happen. The way I look at it is I have four days of baseball left and we’ll see what happens. I’m trying to make a flight to Milwaukee.” – via Brewers.com
That said, Schafer has the position pretty well secured for the moment, according to manager Ron Roenicke. In Spring Training so far, Schafer is hitting .264 in 21 games with six RBIs, four doubles and three runs scored.
In the first split squad game, the Brewers faced the Colorado Rockies and won. Mark Rogers started for the Brew Crew and only pitched three innings while giving up two runs, two hits and struck out two while walking two. Hiram Burgos would come in after Rogers and get the win by pitching 3 2/3 innings while giving up one run, three hits and striking out two.
The second game was a 6-4 loss to the Padres. Wily Peralta started for the Brewers and got pummeled. Despite lasting 5 1/3 innings, Peralta gave up six runs, 10 hits and struck out four. Donnie Murphy went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a home run while Norichika Aoki went 1-for-3 with a RBI to give the Brew Crew some life.