With Marco Estrada on the mound for Milwaukee, the Brewers dropped Monday’s spring training game to the Chicago Cubs 4-2.
Estrada went three innings, allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out one. He gave up a solo home run to Cubs’ shortstop Javier Baez in the top of the second inning to put Chicago on the board.
Franciso also doubled off the wall in the game. Francisco is now 5-for-10 with two home runs and four runs batted in this spring. Braun went 2-for-2 with a walk to bump his spring training average to .800.
The biggest surprise of today’s action was the performance by Wei-Chung Wang. Making his Brewers’ spring training debut, Wang struck out two in a scoreless inning. A scout told Adam McCalvy of MLB.com that his fastball touched 93 MPH and that he was very impressed with the 21-year-old. Wang, who the Brewers selected in the Rule 5 draft this December, could emerge as a dark horse to make the Opening Day roster.
Next up: The Brewers have a split-squad game against the Oakland Athletics tomorrow at 2:05 p.m. Wily Peralta will be on the mound for the Crew.