Brewer Daily News for March 8th: Hart hopeful, Melvin OK, Crew wins


Welcome to another edition of Brewer Daily News and happy Friday everyone. Now that we are one day away from the weekend so you can get your fill on Milwaukee Brewer baseball, let’s see what’s happening with the team. In the first bit of news today, Corey Hart will be having an MRI this morning on his right knee and he hopes for the best. A few days ago, general manager Doug Melvin was stung by a scorpion, but is recovering quickly. Lastly, the Brewers won another close game yesterday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Corey Hart is ready as ready can be to return to baseball. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Hart, who had surgery in January on his right knee, will be going in later this morning to get an MRI on the knee. If the results come back positive, Hart will be able to walk without his crutch and can work towards his rehabilitation. In his knee, Hart also had a small meniscus tear that was able to be repaired.

"“I’m kind of a guinea pig because I’ve been bugging them a lot,” Hart said. “I told them if they wouldn’t do [an MRI], I’d go do it myself and bring it in and have them look at it. – via"

Ready as he may be to get back on the field, Hart must be cautious with his knee. For the time being, there’s been no indication on who will fill in at first base in Hart’s absence.

On Wednesday,  Melvin who was enjoying dinner with his wife, got stung by a scorpion as it crawled across their floor. The scorpion, an Arizona bark scorpion, is one of the lethal kinds in America. Fortunately, Melvin was able to return to work yesterday.

"“I didn’t know anything about [them] — I do now,” Melvin said. – via"

Last but certainly not least, the Brewers won yesterday in a 4-3 nail-biter over the Diamondbacks. Mark Rogers started the game for the Crew and pitched three innings while giving up two unearned runs, allowing three hits and walked three. Taylor Jungmann would go on to pitch two innings (two hits, one unearned run, one walk) and get the win, improving his record in Spring Training to 1-1. Michael Olmsted came in as the closer and got his second save of the spring.

The Brewers offensively were helped out yet again by Khris Davis who had another home run, his third game straight hitting the long ball. Alex Gonzalez had a two-run homer for the team in the bottom of the 3rd. Scooter Gennett also kept up his current hit streak by going 1-3 in the game.

Today, Tyler Thornburg will take the mound against the Texas Rangers. The game begins at 3:05 PM EST / 2:05 PM CST.