‘Tees Throwback Thursday – April 10, 2014

Hey there, Manatees fans! Time for another edition of our Throwback Thursday. Let’s take a look at which former ‘Tees have been making noise across the Major Leagues this week.

The Milwaukee Brewers are off to a torrid start in 2014. The Brew Crew currently have a record of 6-2 and sit atop the National League Central at the beginning of the day. 

A large part of their success has come from 2011 NL MVP and five-time All-Star Ryan Braun. After only recording three hits through his first five games of the season, the former ‘Tee exploded for three home runs and seven RBI in the Brewers series opener in Philadelphia on Tuesday:

Braun continued his hot hitting last night with a two-run triple in Milwaukee’s 9-4 victory over the Phillies.

 

Former Brevard Brew Crew members have also been stellar on the bump. Fellow 2006 ‘Tee Yovani Gallardo has been nothing short of spectacular to start the season.

The Brewers ace has won his first two starts, throwing a combined 12.2 shutout innings. The former Florida State League All-Star threw 6.2 scoreless innings against Boston at Fenway Park on Sunday to help complete the Brewers sweep over the reigning World Series champions:

Thanks for checking out the Brevard County Manatees official blog. The ‘Tees will go for a sweep of their own tonight as they play the third and final game of their series against the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Be sure to tune in to the broadcast locally on AM 1300 WMEL with the first pitch at Joker Marchant Stadium scheduled for 6:30. Listen to the live broadcast HERE.

(Former) ‘Tees Tidbits: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain (’08) is off to a hot start…The former Brewers prospect is currently hitting .320 with 3 RBI in his first seven games…Cain has picked up at least one base-hit in six of those seven games…Indians closer John Axford (’09) is currently tied with Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel for the Major League lead in saves with four…First baseman Nick Ramirez (’13) continues his rise through the Brewers system with a great start at Double-A Huntsville…A Florida State League All-Star a year ago, Ramirez is currently sixth in the Southern League in batting average (.364) and tied for fourth in RBI (five).

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