Wolf, Suppan Regress In Opposite Directions, Brewers Beat Giants 12-8

W: Randy Wolf (1-0)
L: Jeff Suppan (1-1)

HR: Jeremy Reed (1), Brandon Boggs (1), Aubrey Huff (2), Pablo Sandoval (3)

I'd say we have to consider this progress.

Randy Wolf, who had allowed five runs and lasted two innings or less in each of his previous Cactus League outings, was able to pitch four innings today and only allowed three runs on seven hits. He didn't walk anyone, but he also didn't strike anyone out. His Cactus League ERA is down to 16.71.

In their third opportunity of the spring, the Brewers finally got to Jeff Suppan, roughing him up for six runs to take the lead in his 1+ inning of work. All told, the Brewers plated six runs in the fifth, as the first seven batters reached base and Jeremy Reed drove three of them in with his first home run of the spring.

Mark Rogers made his spring training debut in the sixth inning and was greeted rudely, allowing two runs on three hits (including a home run) in his only inning. Obviously you can't read too much into one outing, but I'd say Wily Peralta might have taken a step towards making the team today.

Meanwhile, file these notes under "spring training can't end soon enough:"

  • Chris Dickerson and Pablo Sandoval collided on the basepaths during the fourth inning, leading to a scary moment with both men down on the field. Sandoval was able to remain in the game, while Dickerson walked off under his own power but didn't return for the following half inning.
  • Logan Schafer left the game with some form of hand injury suffered while sliding into second in the fifth inning.
  • Schafer was in the game as a replacement for Ryan Braun, who left the game in the third inning after his second at bat.
The Giants entered today's game with baseball's best spring training record at 14-4. Even with today's loss they'll likely finish the day more than a game ahead of second place.
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