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Roenicke confident in Brewers' health, abilities to begin season

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Opening Day has arrived for the Milwaukee Brewers. After a miserable ending to the 2014 campaign, the Brewers are ready to prove they are a legitimate playoff team and World Series contender.

Coming out of Spring Training, manager Ron Roenicke is a confident man. Despite the 13-16 record and repeated criticism from the media about his starting pitching rotation, the fifth-year skipper maintains high expectations for his club.

"You can't point at holes on this team," he said Friday during his pregame press conference. "I think it's solid, hopefully everybody stays healthy, performs the way that we think they can. They don't have to have super years either. I think we can perform the way we think our guys should. It's a good ball club."

Roenicke was also happy with the health of his team at the end of the spring season. Aside from the occasional spread of pink eye throughout the club house and Jim Henderson's recent trip to the 15-day disabled list, Roenicke feels his team is "pretty fortunate at this point."

The first test for both comes Monday afternoon when Milwaukee hosts Colorado at Miller Park. Kyle Lohse is expected to take the ball for the Brewers.

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