Fielder goes deep in Brewers win

15 03 2008

The Milwaukee Brewers continued their solid play this spring, beating the San Diego Padres 6-2.  The win helped them stay in first place in the Cactus League standings.

Records: Brewers (11-6); Padres (8-7)

Batting

Much has been made about Prince Fielder and his switch to a vegetarian diet.  Would it affect his power?  Some fans were getting antsy because Prince had not hit a home run this spring.  Some were calling for Prince to go back to the carnivorous diet.  Prince Fielder quieted the crowd today when he hit a solo home run in the sixth inning off of Cla Meredith.

Mike Cameron had a very fine day today, going 2-3 with two singles and a run scored.  Craig Counsell continued his hot streak this spring.  He went 2-2 with an RBI and a run scored.  Craig is now hitting .444 for Spring Training.  So much for those who said that he didn’t have the offensive capabilities to make the big league squad.   Bill Hall helped himself by going 2-4 with a triple and a run scored.

Pitching

Today was a very nice day for the Brewers pitching staff.  Claudio Vargas pitched five very strong innings.  He gave up three hits and one run, while striking out three.  He’s making a very strong case for a starting job.  And I never thought I would say that…

Stop the presses!  Guillermo Mota actually gave up a run this spring.  Callix Crabbe, the former Brewers prospect, connected to launch a solo shot off of Mota.  Guillermo still pitched two innings and only gave up one run, striking out one.  Besides Mota, David Riske and Mitch Stetter pitched scoreless innings a piece.

On Tap

Dave Bush and Manny Parra are scheduled to pitch about five innings a piece tomorrow against the Kansas City Royals.  Wait.  Doesn’t that equal 10 innings?  Yes, yes it does.  The Brewers and Royals are scheduled to play a 10 inning game tomorrow, even if the umps leave the game after the ninth.  The game will start at 3:05pm CT.

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