Brewers Cactus League Opening Day!

The Milwaukee Brewers have a pair of games today to kick off the Cactus League schedule

One split squad, led by Weeks, first baseman Prince Fielder and starter Shaun Marcum will host the World Series champion Giants at Maryvale Baseball Park. Another, led by left fielder Ryan Braun, will travel to Mesa, Ariz., to play the rival Cubs.

It marks the start of a 32-game exhibition schedule that will carry the Brewers and their high hopes to a March 31 regular-season opener in Cincinnati.

“Obviously, the acquisitions are going to make things exciting this year,” left-hander Randy Wolf said.

I was taking a look at the game notes and – keeping in mind that this could change – Wily Peralta (’09) is scheduled to be the second pitcher out of the Brewers bullpen in the game against the Giants. Cody Scarpetta (’09) is scheduled to be the second pitcher out of the Brewers bullpen in the game against the Cubs.

Other ex-Rattlers involved in the games today..They’re names are bolded.

In the Giants game:

Joining the team today from minor-league camp is RHP Nick Bucci (37), LHP Chris Cody (57), RHP Mike Fiers (63), INF Carlos George (91), 1B Sean Halton (98), 1B Cody Hawn (96), OF Lee Haydel (5), OF Brendan Katin (97), OF Brock Kjeldgaard (95), OF Erik Komatsu (93), INF Sergio Miranda (15), INF T.J. Mittelstaedt (94), C Rafael Neda (92), INF Yadiel Rivera (90) and C Shawn Zarraga (99).

Meanwhile over in the Cubs game:

Joining the team today from minor-league camp is RHP Eulogio De La Cruz (96), LHP Brian Garman (43), RHP Donovan Hand (98), RHP Jim Henderson (99), INF Cutter Dykstra (92), OF Robbie Garvey (95), INF Scooter Gennett (3), INF Taylor Green (93), OF Brandon Jones (97), OF Reggie Keen (94), OF D’Vontrey Richardson (96), C Tyler Roberts (53), SS Shea Vucinich (91).

The game against the Giants is on WTMJ (and the web) this afternoon at 2pm CST.

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