Even Marlins Park can't contain high-flying Brewers

Even Marlins Park can't contain high-flying Brewers

Even Marlins Park can't contain high-flying Brewers
MIAMI -- Clearing the high outfield walls at spacious Marlins Park hasn't been an issue for the National League's top home-run-hitting club.

Through their first three games at the pitcher-friendly stadium, the Brewers hit six homers, including three in Wednesday's 8-5 win against the Marlins.

"I think we've got one of the best offenses in the league," said Corey Hart, who hit his 27th homer of the season Wednesday. "It doesn't matter where we go, we seem to hit the ball deep and score runs."

Much has been made of Marlins Park's deep dimensions -- it plays 344 feet down the left-field line, 418 feet to center and 335 feet down the right-field line -- and high fences, but Milwaukee hasn't had too much trouble with it. Only one of the Brewers' six homers this series has been a wall-scraper. Carlos Gomez's blast on Monday bounced off the top of the left-field wall and into the Marlins' bullpen.

"The park is so big," said Rickie Weeks, who hit two on Wednesday. "Sometimes we get a hold of some balls enough to get it out of the park no matter where we're at. The park is still big regardless of the situation."

While the Brewers have crushed several balls in Miami, the ballpark has still shown its ability to contain some deep shots that would be gone at most other venues. Ryan Braun, the NL home run leader, launched a ball to the deepest part of center field in the first inning Tuesday, but instead of clearing the wall, the ball caromed off it for an RBI double.

The way Marlins Park plays reminds Braun of Citi Field before the Mets moved the fences in this season, and he said that it's noticeable during batting practice. The Marlins currently have no plans to bring in the outfield walls next season.

"It's gotten its reputation as a pitchers' ballpark for a reason," Braun said. "It's definitely not a place where you're going to get any cheap homers, that's for sure."