Cactus League Debut Game Recap: Angels 2, Brewers 0
By Ben Getka
The Milwaukee Brewers lost their first game of the spring in a pitchers’ duel with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Angels in a 2-0 shutout on Saturday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
The offense couldn’t get much of anything going all day, only mustering up 4 hits. Milwaukee’s pitching was a bright spot, however. The Brewers used seven different pitchers and only gave up one earned run across the nine innings.
The Angels scored their first run in the bottom of the third inning when Ben Revere hit an infield single off Joba Chamberlain to score Kaleb Cowart from third.
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It was a one-run game until the seventh inning when Ryan LaMarre hit a sacrifice fly to bring Eric Young Jr. home.
Milwaukee wasn’t able to produce much offense at all but they did manage to get the tying runner on base in the top half of the ninth.
Yadiel Rivera led off that inning with a 14-pitch walk and then Garrett Cooper followed him with a single. The Brewers were unable to score any runs though.
Carlos Torres was the only Brewer to pitch more than one inning. In two shutout innings he struck out four and didn’t allow a baserunner.
"“We’re going to extend him a little bit,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “That was the point of going back out there today if he had a quick inning. He was very efficient today, and his stuff was good in both innings.”"
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What’s next for the Brewers?
The Brewers will take on the Dodgers at Maryville Stadium on Sunday at 2:05 CT. Wily Peralta is slated to start and Jett Bandy will catch for Milwaukee. The game will be shown on MLB.TV and Fox Sports Wisconsin’s Plus channel.