A Minute in Maryvale: 3.17.17

Time to break out the green.

It’s officially St. Patrick’s Day across the country and that means lots of green in Spring Training stadiums across Arizona and Florida. Take it from the Brewers’ training staff.

With the jolly, festive vibe of the Irish infiltrating Brewers camp Friday, the Brew Crew take on the Kansas City Royals at Maryvale Baseball Park at 2:05 p.m. MT. Milwaukee is looking to avenge a 6-3 loss February 28 in West Phoenix.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, some friendly leprechauns have brought plenty of baseball news to Milwaukee’s camp, including some nuggets of gold that have an impact on Sky Sox fans here in Colorado Springs.

The biggest news to emerge from Friday is the next batch of cuts and movement throughout the Milwaukee system.

So, where will these four end up to start the 2017 season? For the three outfielders, the answer may be a bit closer to home.

The 2017 Colorado Springs Sky Sox roster is starting to come into shape. Get ready, Sox Nation. This is gearing up for a very fun 2017 season on the field.


In other news, the Brewers played a game Thursday afternoon. They won.

In the second matchup of the spring, the Brewers (11-9-1) avenged an early March defeat and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-9), 8-5, at Maryvale Baseball Park.

Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar provided the long ball power and fifth-inning RBIs from Orlando Arcia and Lewis Brinson helped the Crew come from behind and pull away for the three-run win.

Matt Garza allowed four early runs, but the bullpen of Preston Gainey, Joba Chamberlain (1-0), Rob Scahill, Tyler Cravy, Taylor Jungmann and Forrest Snow (1) combined to give up a single run to shut down the Snakes’ offense.

The lone game of the 2017 World Baseball Classic came from Pool F in San Diego, where the defending champion Dominicans rebounded from their first loss of the tournament Tuesday to defeat former Sox pitcher Jhoulys Chacin and Venezuela, 3-0.

Before the showdown, some familiar faces to Brewer fans (Jonathan Villar, Carlos Subero and Hernan Perez) gathered for a quick photo op.

The newest craze across the league’s social media platforms is the emergence of Snapchat Spectacles, glasses that can be used to take snaps in addition to your smartphone. During the past couple days, Yadiel Rivera and Scooter Gennett have taken the specs over and have given Brewers fans a chance to see inside Spring Training.

Over at Minor League camp, the young Crew starts their Spring Training schedule Friday afternoon against the San Francisco farm system. Triple-A Colorado Springs and Double-A Biloxi remain in West Phoenix to take on Sacramento and Richmond, respectively, while Class-A Advanced Carolina and Class-A Wisconsin head to Scottsdale to take on San Jose and Augusta.

Be sure to follow @BrewersPD for the latest updates.

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