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Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-22


Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-22
The Brewers rotation was a major concern in the first week but the starters have settled down, turning in four consecutive quality starts. The offense, expected to be robust, has been a disappointment, however. Through 12 games, the Brewers were batting only .224 and had scored only 49 runs. LF Ryan Braun (.222) and 1B Prince Fielder (.175), the Nos. 3 and 4 hitters in the lineup, have to get going or the Brewers will continue to struggle to score runs. SS J.J. Hardy (.114) and C Jason Kendall (.129) are off to woeful starts as well.

PLAYER NEWS:

--2B Rickie Weeks left the game Tuesday night in Philadelphia in the second inning with dizziness after a first-inning collision with SS J.J. Hardy. The infielders converged on Chase Utley's grounder up the middle, and Weeks was clipped across the face by Hardy. Weeks went down on his knees and was attended to. He tried to stay in the game but was removed an inning later.

--LHP R.J. Swindle's bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning Tuesday night in Philadelphia was the seventh issued by Brewers pitchers in 13 games this season. Swindle also wild-pitched a run home, with a second runner scoring when C Jason Kendall's flip back to the plate was errant.

--LF Ryan Braun put his unusual combination of power and speed on display in the Brewers' 11-4 loss Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Braun socked two home runs but also beat out three infield hits to finish with the first five-hit night of his career while driving in all four Milwaukee runs.

MEDICAL WATCH:

2B Rickie Weeks (dizziness) left the April 21 game.

RHP David Riske (right elbow tightness) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 10.

RHP Trevor Hoffman (right oblique strain) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. He began a rehab assignment with Class AAA Nashville on April 21.

ROTATION:

RHP Jeff Suppan

RHP Yovani Gallardo

LHP Manny Parra

RHP Braden Looper

RHP Dave Bush

BULLPEN:

RHP Carlos Villanueva (closer)

RHP Seth McClung

LHP Mitch Stetter

RHP Todd Coffey

RHP Jorge Julio

RHP Mark DiFelice

LHP R.J. Swindle

CATCHERS:

Jason Kendall

Mike Rivera

INFIELDERS:

1B Prince Fielder

2B Rickie Weeks

SS J.J. Hardy

3B Bill Hall

INF Craig Counsell

INF Casey McGehee

OUTFIELDERS:

LF Ryan Braun

CF Mike Cameron

RF Corey Hart

OF Chris Duffy

OF Brad Nelson


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 22, 2009

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