• Much of the Brewers' lineup Saturday looked like a preview for Opening Day. Right fielder Norichika Aoki led off, followed by second baseman Rickie Weeks, left fielder Ryan Braun, third baseman Aramis Ramirez, catcher Jonathan Lucroy, center fielder Carlos Gomez, Green, shortstop Jean Segura and then Morris in what usually would be the pitcher's spot.
Lucroy looks like the leading contender to hit fifth while Hart is sidelined. Lucroy led baseball in batting average with runners in scoring position before breaking his right land last May, hitting .514 (18-for-35) in that clutch situation, including .600 (12-for-20) with runners in scoring position and two outs.
"I know there's still areas he'd like to improve on, and I think he will," Roenicke said. "He really could be one of the top offensive producers, especially at his position."
• "I look forward to it because when we start games, we're getting closer to the end. Spring Training games for a manager, it's nice that we get to see the young guys. That's probably the part I like the most. You really don't manage in Spring Training; it's more, 'Who am I going to put in after this guy comes out?' That isn't enjoyable. But seeing the young guys, that's what I like in Spring Training." -- Roenicke, on the start of Spring Training games.
• Catchers Lucroy and Martin Maldonado are expected to get all of the Cactus League starts until they depart for the World Baseball Classic, Roenicke said.
• The Brewers reported selling 87,000 tickets between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. CT on Saturday, the first day of individual sales. Opening Day (April 1 versus the Rockies) is sold out aside from a limited number of tickets that remain as part of season ticket packages, and three other games have only limited inventory remaining: Saturday, April 20 against the Cubs; Sunday, May 26 against the Pirates; and Sunday, June 23 against the Braves.