Crew gets to know pitcher-friendly Marlins Park

Crew gets to know pitcher-friendly Marlins Park

Crew gets to know pitcher-friendly Marlins Park
MIAMI -- The Brewers were presented with a new challenge when they arrived in Miami -- figuring out Marlins Park and adjusting to the pitcher-friendly stadium's cavernous dimensions.

The spacious outfield, which plays 344 feet down the left-field line, 418 feet to center and 335 feet down the right-field line, could present a bit of a hurdle for Milwaukee in its first trip to Marlins Park. The Brewers entered Monday's action leading the National League with 167 home runs on the season while Marlins Park ranks 26th out of 30 Major League ballparks in total home runs this year.

"We have some guys that can leap," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.

While batting practice for early games is optional, many Brewers players took the opportunity to take the field before the start of Monday's series opener with the Marlins to take some cuts as well as explore the outfield.

"Any time you go to a new ballpark you want to get a little familiar with it," Roenicke said.