Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/17/14
PHOENIX Usually during split-squad games, Ron Roenicke stays back at Maryvale Baseball Park. Tuesday, however, the Milwaukee Brewers' manager made the 25-minute trek across Phoenix to get a good look at players fighting for a roster spot as the Brewers took on Oakland at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Roenicke wanted to focus his attention on a few of the team's young pitchers, notably right-handers Tim Dillard and Frankie De La Cruz. Prospect Cody Scarpetta also was on the list of pitchers scheduled to pitch against Oakland. "Split-squads, you're trying to cover it all," Roenicke said. "The good thing is I'll see some guys play full games; the bad thing is I won't see some guys I want to see." He was able to get a good look at starting pitcher Mike Fiers, who allowed a solo home run to Manny Ramirez to lead off the second. The right-hander threw two innings and gave up just two runs (one earned) with four strikeouts. After going 5-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 22 appearances (eight start...
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