"He keeps getting better and better against lefties," Roenicke said. "Last year, at the beginning, he really struggled, and then at the end of the season last year, he started to hit the ball a little bit better. I think the more he sees them, he's going to hit them. The guy can hit, so he'll hit."
• The Brewers' Opening Day shutout victory over the Braves was especially notable considering it took Milwaukee 67 games last season to blank an opponent. They were the last Major League team in 2013 with a shutout.
• The Brewers will face a trio of World Series-tested pitchers during their weekend Interleague Series in Boston. It's Marco Estrada vs. Jake Peavy on Friday in the Fenway Park opener, Wily Peralta vs. Clay Buchholz on Saturday and Yovani Gallardo vs. Jon Lester on Sunday in a matchup of Opening Day starters.
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