On Easter Sunday, the Brewers hoped to bring more highlights as roster moves spread the news throughout yesterday morning. They had lackluster pitching, but their lead-off hitter, Scooter Gennett, continued hitting well this Spring Training and popped two home runs.
On Twitter, yesterday morning the Brewers continued to have an Easter bunny roaming around the Brewers’ locker room and it ends up it served as some sort of luck as Gennett had 2 home runs, 3 RBIs on Sunday. While, there wasn’t many other positive highlights in the 10-3 loss to the Indians, the costume added some fun to the game.
“I’ll wear that costume every day if it has knocks in it,” Gennett joked afterward.
Gennett played as the DH as he continues to recover from his shoulder injury. Overall, he is batting .500 in 20 at-bats with 3 HRs and 5 RBIs.
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“I feel comfortable in the box and for the most part I’m swinging at good pitches,” he said. “That’s the key for me. As long as I’m swinging at good pitches and not throwing away at-bats, it’s a good sign.”
While, this was the fun part to a day at the park on Easter Sunday, the pitching didn’t go so well for the Brewers. Taylor Jungmann pitched 4.2 innings giving up 4 ERs, 4 BBs, and 2 HRs. Although, everything was smooth before the 5th inning.
“I was kind of out of whack the whole outing,” said Jungmann. “I was getting outs early but it never really felt good like it should. I felt all right. I felt healthy. My arm feels good. Just kind of build off that.”
The 4 ERs pushed Jungmann’s ERA up to 5.71 for ST. Every reliever that came in afterwards gave up at least 1 ER as Ariel Pena had the roughest outing giving up a 3-run home run in 1 IP as he still is trying to earn a spot in the bullpen for the season.
On Monday, the Brewers play a night game at the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark once again. The Brewers will start Chase Anderson who comes in with a 10.13 ERA in 10.2 IP and the Reds have Robert Stephenson starting who comes in with a 8.59 ERA in 7.1 IP.