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Postby RedsRebirth » Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:42 pm

PHOENIX -- Lyle Overbay is starting to hit the way the Milwaukee Brewers knew he could and the Arizona Diamondbacks wished he had.
Overbay, acquired in the Richie Sexson trade last winter, doubled three times and drove in five runs in Milwaukee's 13-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday.

The Brewers hope to be more than the all-or-nothing team they were with Sexson as their lone slugger.

If the spring is any indication, they will be just that. They have only 10 home runs but lead all NL teams with 57 doubles, including seven by Overbay and eight by Junior Spivey, who also came over in the Sexson deal.

Overbay tagged right-hander Ben Howard for an RBI double down the left-field line in the first and a three-run double into the gap in left-center in the second.

"I think last year during the season I was trying to yank and trying to do too much instead of taking that ball the other way," said the left-handed hitting Overbay. "I'm putting the ball in play a lot more."

Wes Obermueller gave up two runs and six hits in three innings. He was slated to go six innings but reached his pitch limit early, not because of wildness but because the Padres kept fouling off good pitches.

Mark Loretta went 3-for-3 for San Diego, raising his average to .512. Full story



Wonder if this guy will realize his potential in a new enviroment.
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Postby inkubus » Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:44 pm

Only time will tell.
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Postby DK » Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:21 pm

Hope he doesn't stop Fielder.
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Postby inkubus » Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:24 pm

Fielder is just a baby.. besides, Overbay can play OF.
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Postby bell » Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:28 pm

inkubus wrote:Fielder is just a baby.. besides, Overbay can play OF.

Since when does Overbay play the outfield?


I always thought Overbay could hit, but he just never got consistent playing time last season.
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Re: Overbay starting to hit...

Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:18 pm

RedsRebirth wrote:
Mark Loretta went 3-for-3 for San Diego, raising his average to .512.




This is my favorite piece of this article. I would love to see a list of the top performers this spring - Loretta has to be near the top. He could be a huge 2b sleeper.
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Re: Overbay starting to hit...

Postby bell » Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:36 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
RedsRebirth wrote:
Mark Loretta went 3-for-3 for San Diego, raising his average to .512.




This is my favorite piece of this article. I would love to see a list of the top performers this spring - Loretta has to be near the top. He could be a huge 2b sleeper.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/stats ... _stats.jsp
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