Milwaukee Brewers: Did you remember that games start on 2/23?
The Milwaukee Brewers start their Spring Training season on Saturday February 23rd against the Chicago Cubs. Here’s everything you need to know about the start of baseball’s preseason.
You’ll be greeted by a welcome sight on Sunday morning. There’s still snow on the ground. The calendar hasn’t flipped to March yet. And Opening Day is still over a month away. But you’re going to have a Milwaukee Brewers box scored to look at for the first time since the fall.
What are the key details for the Brewers first Spring Training game?
The Milwaukee Brewers face the Chicago Cubs on Saturday February 23rd at 2:05 CST. The Brewers will be the road team for their first game, but they’ll only have to travel to Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.
Who’s on the mound?
Keep in mind that the starting pitchers will only throw a few innings, but Chase Anderson gets the ‘Spring Training Opener’ for the Milwaukee Brewers. The Chicago Cubs will send Jen-ho Tseng out for their first Spring Training game.
Every Spring start is going to be important for Anderson if he wants to stay in the Milwaukee Brewers rotation. The team has a ton of options nipping at his heels, and he was left off the playoff roster. Whether or not he can rebound is a key story to follow during the Spring season.
Who’s going to play?
The Milwaukee Brewers haven’t announced their full lineup yet, but Zach Davies, Manny Pina, Eric Thames, Cory Spangenberg, and Tyler Saladino are expected to see the field, according to reports.
Will any top prospects get in the first game?
MLB.com beat writer Adam McCalvy expects Tristen Lutz and Trent Grisham to see the field.
Will the game be on TV?
No, but WLKW 94.5 will carry the game on radio in Milwaukee. 670 AM will have the Chicago version of the broadcast. Give it a listen while researching fantasy baseball.
It always feels like an achievement when pitchers and catchers report, but Spring Training gets into full swing when the games begin. The Milwaukee Brewers need to figure out their bench, let Travis Shaw and Mike Moustakas get innings at second base, and structure their pitching staff. There’s a lot of work to be done before the season really starts on March 28th, but it all starts on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs.