The Milwaukee Brewers have two more games in Arizona before heading to Milwaukee. They will play two exhibition games this weekend against Ned Yost and the Kansas City Royals before opening the regular season with Atlanta at Miller Park on Monday.
It appears the roster is being finalized as well. The team announced yesterday that Zach Duke was being put on the 25 man roster. He came to camp on a minor league contract and has made the team as part of the bullpen. Tyler Thornburg and Rule-Five pitcher Wei-Chung Wang have also made the bullpen staff.
Manager Ron Roenicke also announced his starting rotation. Yovanni Gallardo will start Opening Day and be followed by Kyle Lohse, Matt Garza, Marco Estrada and Willy Peralta. Even with off days in April the team plans to keep the starting pitchers on a regular rotation.
Jeff Bianchi, who has had a good spring will be the utility player off the bench. He can play all infield positions and some outfield as well. Elian Herrera was sent to Nashville. It would appear that Rickie Weeks will get the nod at second and Scooter Gennett will also be with the big club in case Weeks falters early. Earlier in the week the Brewers decided to keep both Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds as well.
The Brewers talks with Jean Segura about a contract extension have broken off. Segura has also missed the last 7 games with a sore shoulder.
The Bucks return to action tonight hosting the Lakers, one of the few teams Milwaukee has beaten this year. But LA is coming off a record-setting win last night. They beat the Knicks 127-96, scoring 51 points in the 3rd quarter. You can hear the game on Foxsports radio AM1390 & FM 93.9.
Songs Of The Day (from my I-pod)
Morph The Cat-Donald Fagen (2006) the title track from his first solo record since 1993. He also toured solo for the first time he says "since high school" and I saw him on this tour when we went to LA for spring break with the kids.
Most Likely You'll Go Your Way, And I'll Go Mine-Bob Dylan (1966) from the classic Blonde on Blonde album. Of course you cant find any original Dylan songs on you tube so here is a live version from 1994