Chase Anderson had another rough start yesterday against the Reds as he went 4 innings, allowing 4 runs, and 7 hits overall. Only 1 run was earned as Ryan Braun dropped a fly ball in the top of the 1st. Yet, it dropped his ERA for Spring Training to 10.13.
“It’s three in a row where the first inning has gotten him a little bit,” manager Craig Counsell said. “After he gets through that first inning, he’s been pretty good. But he’s a fly-ball pitcher, so it’s something, certainly, that he has to (watch). It’s been early in the count, too.”
While Anderson did outdo his last outing giving up 4 ER in 3 IP last Sunday, any pitcher is disappointed when the team is down coming off the mound. Although, the Brewers didn’t have the starting pitching from Anderson, the relief pitching wasn’t much better as Zach Davies had his own issues.
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Before yesterday, Zach Davies was having a solid Spring Training with a 1.50 ERA in 6 innings pitched. That soon changed as during his 4 innings of work he gave up 3 ER with 3 Ks and 2 BBs. But Counsell wasn’t concerned as overall, he’s shown he’ll be ready to be called up whenever needed during the season.
“I thought Zach pitched well. He’s had a really good camp,” said Counsell. “He’s just kind of extending himself. Today he threw 62, 63 pitches, so he’s getting himself ready.”
Although, the pitching hurt the team early on, the Brewers made it a game as each RBI was by a different player including a home run by Chris Carter in the bottom of the 4th to make it close at 4-3. At one point, Rymer Liriano’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 6th made it a 4-5 Brewers lead, but ultimately Davies’ 4 ER gave him and the Brewers the loss.
Today, the Brewers play on the road against the Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium at 3:10 CDT. Wily Peralta starts for the Brewers and comes in with a 7.36 ERA as he hopes to bounce back from his rough outing Monday where he gave up 3 ERs in 3.2 IP. Yunesky Maya has his first start for the Angels, but has appeared in Cactus League 4 games so far with a 0.00 ERA.