Brewers face spring training 'road game' vs. Diamondbacks

Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers face spring training 'road game' vs. Diamondbacks

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Mar 7, 2013

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MARYVALE, Ariz. - The Milwaukee Brewers get a true spring training road game experience Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, despite the fact they're at their home park in Maryvale.  Mark Rogers (pictured) will take the mound.

You can hear the contest starting at 1:55 p.m. with Bob Uecker and Joe Block calling the game on Newsradio 620 WTMJ.

The Brewers, a team with a dozen of its best players performing in the World Baseball Classic, is coming off a 7-6 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Sports Freak" Greg Matzek gives his review of what went right (including 15 hits), and wrong, during the win.

His Sports Central co-hort, "Sports Geek" Jeff Falconio focuses on the Wednesday performance of starting pitcher Mike Fiers, someone who will be counted on to extend his dominant second half of 2012.

Pitching and power tend to be two of the three keys of great baseball teams, and Milwaukee has young talent in both categories.  The Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak feature the power part of the equation in prospect Khris Davis.

The site "Reviving the Brew" gave a good look at what may be an interesting stat to follow: HR/FB.  That means ratio of home runs to fly balls.

It's another revealing stat which shows the Brewers' power capabilities and how much of a home-run ballpark Miller Park is.

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