After starting Spring Training 4-0-1, the Brewers pitching staff allows 18 runs over two games.
Brewers v. Padres 3/7/2016
Monday saw the Brewers lose 8-2 against the Padres in an offensively quiet game while running into four outs within the first three. The Brewers lost their first Spring Training game falling to 0-0 on the season while keeping their World Series hopes alive. In his Cactus League Debut Taylor Jungmann allowed two hits, one run, walked one batter while striking out two. Yadiel Rivera posted an RBI in the fifth giving the Brewers their only runs of the day. The Brewers still find themselves without Ryan Braun and Scooter Gennett, whom both had their timetables pushed back on Monday. Braun is expected to play in the third week of Spring while Gennett’s return is undetermined.
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Brewers v. White Sox
Tuesday didn’t treat the Brewers any better as the White Sox downed them 10-6. Fortunately, the Brewers kept their World Series hopes alive and advanced to 0-0 on the season. Chase Anderson got the nod as the starting pitcher going 1 2/3 inning racking up seven hits, and seven earned runs against Anderson. The start was nothing compared to Thursday, where Anderson threw two scoreless innings against the Cubs. The projected fifth starter had a rough going in his debut but threw forty pitches overall. Anderson commented on the matter saying “I got the arm strength built up, got to 40-something pitches, but obviously the results weren’t what you wanted,” Anderson said. “But my body feels good. I’m working on some things. It’s part of the process.”
Craig Counsell also commented on Chase Anderson’s outing saying “He didn’t have fastball command,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “His best fastballs were in the middle of the plate, and they swung the bats good.”
Meanwhile, on the offensive side, Alex Presley went 2 for 2 with a three-run shot in the sixth.
Tomorrow the Brewers take on Kansas City at 2:05 CT.