Daily Dose of Haudricourt: 2/27

27 02 2008

UPDATE 02-27-08 5:23 PM – The “Home Brewers” won the game today 10-4. Prince Fielder and Tony Gwynn Jr. did much of the damage today at the plate. Pitchers Steven Bray and Tim Dillard struggled and were unable to record an out in the fourth or fifth innings.

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Here’s what Tom has for us today:

  • Carlos Villanueva becomes the latest Brewer to sign a one-year contract for 2008.
  • Tom continues with his preview tour around the diamond, as he previews Rickie Weeks at second base today.Much of the story is about Rickie’s fantastic play down the stretch last season, and Tom seems to have jumped on the Rickie Weeks bandwagon this year as well (as have I). Rickie is healthy for the first time in a couple years, and he looks to absolutely explode at the plate this year. Milwaukee’s lineup would be downright scary if Rickie can do that.Another interesting fact is that Rickie is the ONLY other player besides Barry Bonds that scored 100 runs in a season with under 85 base hits since 1900. That’s pretty good company. Granted it is because Rickie could not hit worth a lick for the majority of a season, but it still speaks highly of his ability to get on base.
  • Milwaukee will play another intrasquad game today. Here’s how the lineups sort out…

    “Visiting Brewers”
    2B Rickie Weeks
    SS J.J. Hardy
    3B Abraham Nunez
    1B Brad Nelson
    LF Ryan Braun
    CF Mike Cameron
    RF Laynce Nix
    DH Vinny Rottino
    C Jason Kendall
    DH Gabe Gross
    “Home Brewers”
    2B Joe Dillon
    SS Craig Counsell
    3B Bill Hall
    1B Prince Fielder
    LF Gabe Kapler
    CF Tony Gwynn Jr.
    RF Corey Hart
    DH Matt LaPorta
    C Eric Munson
    DH Hernan IribarrenI will update later in the day after the results come in.
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