Scooter Gennett Makes Strong Debut

Scooter Gennett makes a strong debut in spring training as he didn’t let an ailing shoulder injury stop him from making a strong Spring Training Debut as the Brewers cruised to a victory last night against the Rangers,

Scooter Gennett made the most of his Spring Training Debut last night, even in the DH role. Gennett, hit a single, a home run and doubled in his three plate appearances last night against the Rangers as the Brewers won 5-2 in a fairly uncommon Spring Training night game. Gennett commented after the game:

“It’s a nice ballpark,” Gennett said. “I was happy with the three ABs. There’s an easing-in process to coming back (from injury). It was just being relaxed and going out and having fun. That’s the key for me. It’s real easy to get anxious, but I was able to relax.”

Taylor Jungmann got the nod to start on the mound, and he didn’t disappoint either, allowing just one hit over four scoreless innings. Jungmann continues his strong spring training performance, having seven straight scoreless innings now.  Jungmann realizes that it’s also just “Spring Training” commenting after the game “It’s nice to get results, but when the season starts nobody is going to remember any of these stats,” said Jungmann. “You always remember your last game, whether you threw well. If you throw bad in your first game of the season, nobody will remember this.”

With the 5-2 victory, the Brewers are now 8-6-1 in Cactus play, three games behind Cactus League-leading Arizona (12-4), and three games behind NL-leading Washington (11-3. They also keep their World Series hopes alive as they move to 0-0 on the season.

The Brewers take on the Reds today at 3:05 pm with Chase Anderson (1-1, 14.85 ERA) getting the start on the mound, he’ll be going against Anthony DeScafani (2-0, 6.00 ERA).  You can watch the game on FS Wisconsin, or listen to it on AM-620.