Awesome news. Sure hope he gets some playing time.
J.L. in the M.L.
Great news on a Friday.
Now the baseball team needs to sweep a double header and the Softball team needs to beat TAMU
Going to the Show Johny Luuuu!
Love that guy. Looks like I just became a Brewers fan.. Yea, it sounded as awkward as it looks
Congrats to Jonathan and the Lucroy family!
I've got goose bumps...that is so huge!!! I have a feeling he'll be there longer than two weeks......just sayin'. Let's Geaux Beer Makers...... Let me know if there are any rookie hazing issues he needs me to handle with the front office.....
What an accomplishment for the young man From all accounts he represents his family and UL very well.
My first thought was the way StevieP ends his show every day.
"May the good guys and the bad guys get exactly what they deserve".
Man I love it when that comes true.
This is awesome news. I have to buy Brewers gear now.
For anyone interested and gets the MLB Network channel on COX, Saturday night at 4:00 pm the Brewers and Twins will be broadcast-ed in HD. Lucroy in HD? Oh my!
I'll be watching LSU in the loser's bracket trying to fight back after the Lady Cajuns whoop them.
But geaux LUUUUUUUUUUUC
Funny thing. I been playing MLB 10 the show alot lately since tax season ended. They have a road to the show mode which means you create your player you get drafted and you play your way into the majors. I was in the Indians farm system as a catcher making my way to the bigs when of all people Lucroy is traded to the indians while I was on the DL and he ruined my career!! Oh well at least it was a cajun.
Jonathan Lucroy, a catcher who earned All-American status while playing at Louisiana from 2005-07, has been called up to the major leagues and will join the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in Minneapolis for an interleague series with the Minnesota Twins.
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And Lucroy doesn't disappoint us. In his first MLB at-bat, he rips a single to left field! There's a video posted in the link below!
Highest all time MLB batting average!! (until he got out in his next AB)
Minneapolis — The plan is not in place yet, and it likely won't be for another couple days.
With catcher Gregg Zaun's right shoulder strain putting him on the disabled list, Class AAA Nashville catcher Jonathan Lucroy was brought up Friday.
His first scheduled start could come Tuesday when left-hander Randy Wolf pitches.
Lucroy will meet with manager Ken Macha and pitching coach Rick Peterson and will have to soak up lots of information about the pitching staff and some of the finer points of catching in the big leagues, such as adjusting game plans, studying batters in the box and calling pitches accordingly.
Until then, George Kottaras will start.
"We're going to have to wait a few days to figure out the platoon," Macha said. "Lucroy will get a crash course here. I'm not worried about his offense or anything like that. He may well go ahead and catch Wolf."
Macha was asked what the split will be once Lucroy is ready to play and whether Macha expected Lucroy to see the same action Kottaras did before Zaun's injury - Kottaras was catching two out of every five games - but Macha had no idea.
"That's a tough question," he said.
Lucroy will be helped by the fact that he's been in big league camp this spring and knows the coaches and pitchers, as well as Zaun and Kottaras.
Lucroy said that makes a world of difference in his comfort level and in being somewhat familiar with the arms on the roster.
"I'm a young guy, so I'm here just to listen and learn and get the experience," Lucroy said. "I'm just going to sit here and watch (the veterans) and play hard when I get the chance."
Lucroy smacked a pinch-hit single to lead off the eighth inning and grounded out to end the game Friday against the Twins.
Catcher Angel Salome, who had been Nashville's catcher before leaving the team and ending up in extended spring training because of off-field issues concerning his mental preparedness, will remain in Phoenix and isn't ready to replace Lucroy at Nashville.
Just got a small case of the chills watching that first base hit! Great class from the Twins fans also for the applause.