HR: Taylor Green (1)
The big inning saved the day for the Brewers today, as they were down 2-1 coming into the bottom of the sixth inning but plated five on Taylor Green's first home run of the spring and a Wily Peralta (who has just four hits in his professional career) three-run double to turn the deficit into a 6-2 lead. They were done scoring for the day at that point but it was enough as they coasted to a 6-4 victory.
Chris Narveson flirted with trouble a little bit today but pitched 3.2 scoreless innings, just like he did in his last outing. He allowed leadoff doubles in both the first and second innings, then walked the pitcher to lead off the third but didn't allow the runners to reach home in any of those frames. All told he didn't allow a run on two hits over 3.2 innings, striking out two. His three walks allowed were the only free passes he's given out all spring.
Meanwhile, an Eric Farris error at shortstop (his fourth of the spring) allowed the Padres' first run to score in the sixth, tying the game, and kept the inning alive for Yasmani Grandal, who drove home the second run with a single. Farris made another error in the eighth that led to two more runs, and I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see him at short again this spring. Jeff Bianchi pinch hit for him in the bottom of the eighth.
For more, let's hit the bullet points:
- Ryan Braun left the game in the third inning after just two plate appearances. He went 0-for-1 with an HBP.
- Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-2 today. Entering the game he had been 2-for-14 for the spring.
- Jonathan Lucroy also had two hits, and drove in a run. He has at least one hit in all seven of his appearances in March, and three multi-hit games.
- Narveson, Tim Dillard, Francisco Rodriguez, Peralta and Tyler Thornburg combined to allow four runs today, but none were earned.
- 5636 fans paid to see the game.