As the Brewers came into Biloxi, fans were excited to see the faces of stars like Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy, but many hoped the Biloxi Shuckers had their own players to show signs that would put them among the soon to be stars.
Both Jacob Nottingham and Brett Phillips hit home runs to deep left center field yesterday and made sure fans took note of them if they hadn’t already. Nottingham’s solo shot came in the bottom of the 4th off Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson, while Phillips came in the bottom of the 6th bringing in two runs off Tristan Archer.
The Brewers made sure the Shuckers didn’t last for too long as they took the game 7-4 with many highlights to keep fans happy. Although, this shined the light on the prospects, the Brewers starters hit a few out of the park too.
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Domingo Santana hit a solo shot to right center field off of Biloxi Shuckers starter Jorge Ortega in the top of the 3rd and then Ryan Braun hit a solo home run himself to center field, also off of Ortega in the same inning. Braun’s home run gave him his 3rd home run in his last 3 games.
But, Jason Lane may have given the biggest highlight in all of the Brewers exhibition games as he hit a home run in the top of the 8th. For Brewers fans unfamiliar with Lane, he’s the new hitting coach hired in the off-season. The pitcher, Stephen Peterson, will certainly take note of the home run, but certainly be glad it really doesn’t count.
The Brewers will finally start their regular season on Monday, April 4th at Miller Park at 1:10 PM. Wily Peralta will take the mound against well-known Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.