Through an aggressive trade and at least one big free agent signing, the Milwaukee Brewers look like a much-improved team from last year’s 86-win squad. They open the 2018 Major League Baseball season with a 3:10PM game today against the San Diego Padres. If Milwaukee shelling out millions to sign Lorenzo Cain and trading for Christian Yelich surprised the baseball world, it was a revelation when San Diego inked World Series MVP and first baseman Eric Hosmer to an 8-year, $144 million dollar contract. Both teams feel they are ready to challenge for post-season play. Clayton Richard pitches for San Diego today against Milwaukee right-hander Chase Anderson.