Standard stuff today as the Brewers try to avoid getting swept by the Dodgers:
Rickie Weeks 2B
Corey Hart RF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Lorenzo Cain CF
Alcides Escobar SS
Jonathan Lucroy C
Yovani Gallardo RHP
Cain has been “better than expected” defensively, manager Ken Macha said Wednesday night after Cain showed off his arm strength. He ranged into right-center field for Matt Kemp’s sacrifice fly and somehow halted his momentum long enough to fire a throw home that nearly beat Ryan Theriot to the plate.
“Oh, man, what a throw,” Macha said. “is defense has been better than expected.”
Macha didn’t know Cain had such a strong arm. He had few chances to show it off in Spring Training games.
“It’s pretty darn accurate, too,” Macha said. “When you’re running like he was running on that sacrifice fly, and then you put the brakes on and make a fairly accurate throw and get a close play … I didn’t even think he had a chance.”
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