Brewer News for November 6th, 2013: Rogers’ strong, Saguaros win


Hello again everyone and welcome to the Wednesday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. In the Arizona Fall League, Milwaukee Brewers’ prospect Jason Rogers has been extremely productive for the Surprise Saguaros. Secondly, yesterday afternoon the Saguaros (15-7-1) beat the Glendale Desert Dogs (9-12-2).

One has to wonder if Jason Rogers (not pictured) will be a part of these celebrations someday. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Rogers, 25, has impressed the Brewers this off-season with his contributions in the Arizona Fall League. Alongside teammate Mitch Haniger, Rogers helps make up a core outfield for the team and provides a solid bat in the line-up.

“The biggest thing was getting in better shape this year, just staying healthy,” Rogers said. “I’ve had problems with that in the past.” – via Brewers.com

During the Fall League, Rogers is hitting .348/.464./543 with two homers, seven RBIs and seven runs scored. This past season, Rogers played with the Double-A Huntsville Stars and could possibly see a promotion to Triple-A Nashville in 2014.

Yesterday, the Saguaros fended off the Desert Dogs 4-2. Will Lamb (Texas Rangers) made the start for the Saguaros and did not last long into the game. Lamb went only 3 2/3 innings while surrendering two runs on six hits, one walk and struck out two.

From the bullpen, reliever Shawn Armstrong (Cleveland Indians) picked up his first win as he pitched a perfect 1 1/3 innings and struck out one. In the ninth, Keone Kela (Rangers) notched his second save by pitching a scoreless inning.

The Saguaros’ offense was helped out by first baseman Travis Shaw (Boston Red Sox) who was 2-for-3 with a solo homer and third baseman Ryan Rua (Rangers) who went 1-for-3 with a solo shot. The Brewers’ Jason Rogers tore it up at the plate by going 3-for-4 with an RBI and designated hitter Tony Wolters (Indians) didn’t get a hit, but drove in the fourth run.

Later today the Saguaros will stay home to host the Peoria Javelinas (9-14) for a game at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.

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