Brewer Daily News for March 31st: Davis makes roster, Crew rallies late


Good morning everyone and welcome to another edition of Brewer Daily News. This Sunday morning, the Milwaukee Brewers have an off day today in preparation for Opening Day tomorrow. With that, the Brewers have now set their 25-man roster for the beginning of the 2013 season. In the second bit of news, yesterday afternoon the Brew Crew came back late to rally against the Chicago White Sox.

Khris Davis had quite the impressive Spring Training. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, the Brewers announced that Khristopher Davis would be a part of the team heading into the regular season. Davis, who had been battling multiple players for the spot, soon became a finalist against first baseman/catcher Blake Lalli.

"“It still hasn’t hit me yet, really. I don’t know when it will,” Davis said. “Not taking anything for granted. I’m going to keep working hard and helping the team with whatever I can do. Bring some energy to the table and be a good teammate. That’s the best thing I can do right now.” – via"

Davis hit .262/.303/.574 with six home runs and 16 RBIs in 28 Spring Training games this year. The selection gives the Brewers two extra outfielders to work with as Davis will join Logan Schafer on the bench. In 2013, Davis will also be making his major league debut .

The Brewers played their last Spring Training game yesterday and won late over the White Sox 5-4. Pitching wise, Milwaukee used a combined of relievers in the game. Jim Henderson gave up one run and one hit in the fourth inning followed by Tom Gorzelanny in the fifth who ran into trouble. Gorzelanny allowed three runs (one earned) and four hits, giving the White Sox the lead until the bottom of the eighth. Zach Kroenke pitched for the Brew Crew in the seventh and eighth. Kroenke only gave up one hit while striking out one and got the win.

Rickie Weeks had a two-run homer in the bottom of the first to give Milwaukee the early lead. In the bottom of the eighth, hits from Jonathan Lucroy, Sean Halton and Schafer helped contribute to the Milwaukee victory.

Tomorrow, the Brewers will open their season at home against the Colorado Rockies at 2:10 p.m. EST / 1:10 p.m. CST. The starters will be Yovani Gallardo for Milwaukee and Jhoulys Chacin for Colorado.