Fiers was outstanding in his first major league start as he went seven solid innings and surrendered only one earned run on five hits while striking out three batters. What is even more impressive is he did it against the best team in baseball. Not a bad way to earn his first MLB victory.
Corey Hart will be back at first base after taking a break from the position on Tuesday as he lined up in right field. Hart has been struggling at the plate again which means he should be getting hot soon enough. Hopefully, it is sooner rather than later considering slugger Jonathan Lucroy will be sidelined for five weeks with a broken right hand. Lucroy suffered the injury in his Los Angeles hotel room Sunday night when his wife accidentally moved a suitcase off the bed that fell directly on his hand as he was reaching for a sock under his bed.
The following is the Brewers lineup against the Dodgers for Wednesday night’s matchup:
First Base: Corey Hart
Right Field: Norichika Aoki
Left Field: Ryan Braun
Third Base: Aramis Ramirez
Second Base: Rickie Weeks
Shortstop: Cody Ransom
Center Field: Carlos Gomez
Catcher: Martin Maldonado
Pitcher: Yovani Gallardo
Catcher Martin Maldonado was phenomenal behind the plate last night and even recorded his first major league hit as he went 1-for-3. There is plenty of outside pressure on the kid but hopefully he can concentrate on his game and do his part to help the Brewers win.
Milwaukee hit Kershaw well in spring training, but then again it was only spring training. However, Norichika Aoki did go yard on him so at least we know he can hit him. Aoki continues to play exceptionally well which is why he is getting consistent playing time. I have been saying it since the early part of the season, there is no reason to keep a talented player such as Aoki on the bench.