JS Notes: Turnbow, Simmons

10 03 2008

Hi everyone.  I have a lot of Brewers news to get to you today, so I think I’ll split it up into two posts.  Here’s what the Milwaukee JS has for us:

  • Tom Haudricourt has a nice piece on bench coach, Ted Simmons.  It tells about how he matured in baseball and whatnot.  It’s a good read.
  • Derrick Turnbow is absolutely in a groove lately.  It seems that his mechanical switch has helped his control immensely this spring.  The article also notes that his mindset has changed on the mound.  He’s no longer trying to strike every batter out.  He is trying to throw strikes and keep the ball low in the zone.  That’s what I like to hear from Derrick.

    With that said, however, Ned Yost said that Derrick will not be getting the sole 8th inning duties this season.  The team brought in pitchers like David Riske, Guillermo Mota, and Salomon Torres to lessen the workload on Derrick.  It should be a welcome rest for him, as he complained this season about being overworked last season.



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