A Minute in Maryvale: 3.14.17

In case you missed it, the Milwaukee Brewers’ offense went a little crazy Monday at Maryvale Baseball Park.

Up to this point of the season, a portion of the Cactus Crew’s games have looked a little more like this.

Close. Pitcher’s duels for stretches. Manufacturing enough offense to get the lead and then shut it down. Eleven of their first 18 Cactus League games have been ended within four runs.

Monday was not quite like that.

2. 3. 3. 5. 10. 1. That’s what the line score reads over the first six innings. That’s how many runs Milwaukee scored in six straight innings. Fourteen of the 19 position players to enter recorded at least one hit, while nine different players recorded at least one RBI.

However, before any Brewers and Sky Sox fans jump with excitement over the offensive outburst, just remember that it is indeed still Spring Training.

Meanwhile, in San Diego, the second round of the World Baseball Classic has officially reached the second round in North America (Pool F). Japan defeated Cuba, 8-5, Tuesday morning in Pool E to secure their second win in as many games and give Cuba an 0-2 record, with The Netherlands and Israel both at 1-1 vying for a spot in the semifinals. The Dutch faces Cuba in the penultimate Pool E game tonight at 9 p.m. MT.

Pool F opens tonight at 7 p.m. MT at Petco Park, with two Caribbean powers squaring off under the lights. Pool C champion Dominican Republic, fresh off their seven-run eleventh inning outburst in their win over Colombia, meet ‘next-door neighbor’ Puerto Rico, who cruised through Pool D with an undefeated record. St. Louis ace Carlos Martinez faces Puerto Rican veteran Orlando Roman.

In the meantime, 2015-16 Sky Sox starter Hiram Burgos wore the Snapchat Spectacles during the Puerto Rican practice day before their highly-anticipated matchup.

And now, for the Tim Dillard section of the blog:

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