Brewer Daily News for March 20th: Roenicke announces rotation, Crew beats Angels


Good morning and welcome again to another edition of Brewer Daily News. This Wednesday morning, Milwaukee Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke announced yesterday that the starting rotation had been completed. In the second bit of news this morning, after two losses in a row, the Brewers snapped back and won against the Los Angeles Angels yesterday afternoon.

With Roenicke setting the rotation as follows, this really doesn’t come as a surprise. Perhaps the biggest question mark will be Wily Peralta being third in the rotation, where most analysts had Mike Fiers at three and Peralta at five. Regardless, this is a rotation that aside from Yovani Gallardo and Chris Narvesonthat is mostly up in the air.

Wily Peralta stands in the middle of the rotation as a rookie. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Rogers still hasn’t been included in much of the discussion for the rotation, but will more than likely be in the bullpen. For Peralta, 23, he will have a huge responsibility on his shoulders heading into the 2013 season.

Yesterday, the Brewers were the victors in a 6-1 game against the Angels. Peralta started for the Brew Crew, going six innings and allowed one run, six hits and struck out two. Peralta got the win and improved his record 2-0 in Spring Training. For the Angels, Jason Vargas started and went 5 1/3 innings, giving up five runs, eight hits and struck out four while getting the loss.

Aramis Ramirez led the Brewers offensively by going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. Rickie Weeks contributed by going 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Norichika Aoki went 2-for-3 and scored two runs. Jonathan Lucroy returned to the line-up and went 2-for-4 while Ryan Braun went 0-for-3.

The Brewers’ next game is this afternoon against the San Francisco Giants at 4:05 p.m. EST / 3:05 p.m. CST. The starters will be Narveson for the Brewers and Ryan Vogelsong for the Giants.