Yesterday the Brewers were looking to turn around their recent losing streak, but a reversal of fortunes continues to elude the Brewers
The Brewers continued their losing ways in spring training losing this time to the Giants, 3-1 yesterday afternoon. The Brewers loss improves them to 0-0 on the season and keeps their World Series hopes alive. The Brewers defense played better than the previous three games only giving up three, rather than the 8+ they had been giving up as of late. The Brewers were held hitless until the fifth when Alex Presley hit a single with just one out; then Jonathan Villar hit a two-out RBI to bring in Rymer Liriano to give the Brewers their only run of the game.
After the game, Skipper Counsell commenting “We hit a lot of ground balls today, and they made plays,” Counsell said. “We never had much going. We didn’t have more than one or two guys in scoring position.”
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Jimmy Nelson looked to continue from his strong spring training debut but allowed two hits, walked three batters and gave up one run in two-plus innings of work. While not the same as his strong debut last week it was a much improvement from the how the starting rotation had been performing over the last three games. Nelson had this to say about his outing:
“It’s frustrating, but the positive was my changeup was really good today and that what I’ve been working on so that was good to see,” he said. “I know down the road the fastball command is going to be much better and my curveball and slider will be better, but being able to throw multiple good change-ups was encouraging today.”
The Brewers take on the Rangers at 2:05 with Garza getting the start on the mound going up against RHP Nick Tepesch as the Brewers look for a reversal of their recent fortunes. Milwaukee sits at 4-4 in their spring training record two games behind the Cactus leading Dodgers who sit at 5-1.