‘Tees Throwback Thursday – April 3, 2014

Hey there, Brevard Brew Crew fans. Remember when guys like Jonathan Lucroy (’08) and Ryan Braun (’11) played at Space Coast Stadium? Well, it’s okay if you don’t, because we’re here to jog your memory.

Welcome to our edition of Throwback Thursday, where we update you on the latest developments from former Manatees. Whether they’ve reached the Major Leagues or are still working their way through the system, we’ll keep you in the know. Easy enough? Alright then, let’s get started:

Today is opening day for all of the Brewers’ full-season Minor League affiliates, but that doesn’t mean this edition of Throwback Thursday has to be thin. Why, the very first day of the regular season, a former Manatee made history at Miller Park:

This was the first instance of an umpire’s call being overturned under Major League Baseball’s new expanded replay system. A bit of unfortunate history for Braun and the Brewers, but history nonetheless, I suppose.

 

Any good news from former ‘Tees this week? Of course: Scooter Gennett (’11) found himself in the Brewers’ Opening Day lineup and made the most of it. The second baseman went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles in Milwaukee’s 2-0 win over Atlanta.

We will see if Gennett can keep up that success and remain at the top of the Brewers’ second base depth chart. Take a look at what the former Manatee said this spring about his preparation for the 2014 season:

 

So, that’s what has happened so far at the big league level. Now, with the Minor League season starting today, let’s take a look at which 2013 Manatees alumni made jumps up to Double-A Huntsville for 2014:

RHP Tyler Cravy

RHP Drew Gagnon

RHP David Goforth

RHP Brooks Hall

RHP Kevin Shackelford

LHP Brent Suter

2B Greg Hopkins

1B Nick Ramirez

OF Mitch Haniger

OF D’Vontrey Richardson

 

Thanks for reading the Brevard County Manatees Official Blog. Tonight, the ‘Tees open their season against the defending Florida State League Champion Daytona Cubs. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at Space Coast Stadium. Listen to the live broadcast HERE.

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