Brewer Daily News for March 16th: A-Ram returns, Crew edges Tribe
Good morning and welcome again to Brewer Daily News. This Saturday morning the Milwaukee Brewers are finally seeing some players returning to the line-up from injuries. Also, yesterday the Brewers stopped their two game losing skid with a win against the Cleveland Indians.
Aramis Ramirez complements Ryan Braun’s bat very nicely . Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday afternoon, the Brewers saw the return of third baseman Aramis Ramirez into the line-up. Ramirez, who had been battling a sprained right knee, had been out of the line-up for almost two weeks. In the game, Ramirez went 1 for 2 and had this to say regarding his return:
"“My speed is back,” Ramirez joked. “I got an infield hit — I’m flying again.” –via Brewers.com"
Ramirez wants to play in today’s game before taking a rest tomorrow. The Brewers will definitely need a healthy Ramirez once the regular season begins with Corey Hart‘s bat out of the line-up. Last season, Ramirez batted .300 with 27 home runs, 105 RBIs and had 50 doubles. In 2013, Ramirez who will turn 35 in June, will look to expand upon his numbers once again.
The Brewers (8-10) defeated the Indians (12-8) yesterday afternoon in a close 4-3 game. Chris Narveson started for the Brew Crew and went four innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and struck out two. Michael Olmsted would come into the game in the ninth and gave up a home run to Mark Reynolds, but still managed to shut the Tribe down and get his third save of the spring. Narveson would get the win and improve to 1-1 and Brett Myers got the loss, dropping his record to 1-2.
On the opposite side of the ball, the Brewers were powered by Jean Segura and Blake Lalli who both drove in two runs a piece. Shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who was playing first base, got two hits and scored one run.
Also to note, with Team USA losing 4-3 last night to Puerto Rico, they are now eliminated from the World Baseball Classic. The Brewers will see the return of Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy to Spring Training.
The Crew’s next game is this afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds at 4:05 PM EST / 3:05 PM CST. Mike Fiers will be the starting pitcher for the Brewers.