Today’s opener did not go as planned for the Milwaukee Brewers. After an excellent spring, Kyle Lohse was pounded by a dangerous Colorado Rockies offense as the team fell in a 10-0 loss and Ryan Braun left the game with injury. While things were not positive, Adam Lind was a bright spot in the Brewers’ lineup all day long.
Since Prince Fielder left, the team has lacked a true answer at first base. After going through a grab bag of options in 2013 and settling with a woeful platoon of Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay last season, the Brewers were able to see today that they finally have a true option at first this season.
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Lind not only excelled at the plate by going three for four, but he also shined defensively. On a smash hit down the line he was not only able to get the out at first, but make a great play at the plate to finish a 3-2 double play.
Many were not happy and laughed at the addition of Lind this winter, but he will truly be a big time addition this season. As a career .273 hitter with power, he is sure to be a force in the middle of a lineup full of all-star power. With a powerful left handed bat, Lind will be looked upon as a big time run producer all season long.
Up Next: The Brewers continue their three game series with the Rockies tomorrow. Matt Garza takes the hill for Milwaukee squaring off against former Astro, Jordan Lyles. Garza will look to keep the underrated Rockies offense at bay, while the Brewers offense will look to get on track.