Brewer Daily News for October 23rd, 2013: Spring schedule, Saguaros win


Hello again everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Recently, the Milwaukee Brewers released the schedule for their Spring Training games in 2014, two of which will be played at Miller Park. Secondly, yesterday afternoon the Surprise Saguaros (7-5) beat the Mesa Solar Sox (8-3-1).

Saguaros’ starter Eduardo Rodriguez is the second ranked prospect in the Orioles’ organization. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Brewers begin Spring Training in the Cactus League on February 27, 2014 in a game against the Oakland Athletics. To close out the games in Arizona, the Brewers will conclude their Spring Training on March 27 against the Seattle Mariners.

On March 28 and 29, the Brew Crew will head to Miller Park to play the Kansas City Royals for two exhibition games. Opening Day for the Brewers will be March 31 when they open at home against the Atlanta Braves at 2:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. CT.

Yesterday the Saguaros were the victors in a 4-2 game over the Solar Sox. Eduardo Rodriguez (Baltimore Orioles) started for the Saguaros and did not factor into a decision. Rodriguez pitched only three innings and surrendered one run on one hit, two walks and struck out three.

The bullpen for the Saguaros was solid for the next six innings. Reliever Jason Gurka (Orioles) surrendered a run in the seventh inning, but was able to pick up his second win of the league. Brewers’ prospect David Goforth notched his first save by pitching scoreless top of the ninth.

Offensively, the Saguaros were held scoreless until the sixth when Brewers’ outfielder Jason Rogers smacked a double scoring Tyler Naquin (Cleveland Indians). In the seventh inning, the team would strike for three more runs. Second baseman Joe Wendle (Indians) hit a two-run double followed by Naquin who singled and drove in Wendle. The Brewers’ Mitch Haniger was 1-for-3 with a strikeout and walk.

Today the Saguaros will stay home to host the Salt River Rafters (4-7) for a game at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.