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Their 1-0 start feels like more than two days ago now that they're 1-3.
Hey, at least these games don't actually count.
HR: Jedd Gyorko (2), Eddy Rodriguez (1)
The Brewers were not able to capitalize today on the longest outing from a Brewer pitcher this spring, as Hiram Burgos pitched 2.2 innings but allowed a pair of runs on a homer in his final frame of work. The long ball was one of just three hits he allowed, and he struck out two without walking a batter.
The Brewers also wasted yet another big day from Carlos Gomez, who went 2-for-2 with a walk to stay perfect on the spring. Ryan Braun drove in the Brewers' only run with a sac fly.
Johnny Hellweg, Ariel Pena and Jed Bradley made their Brewer spring debuts in this contest, with Hellweg pitching two scoreless innings, Pena allowing a run on two hits and a walk in his inning and Bradley giving up an three runs (two earned) over 1.2 innings of work.
Jeff Bianchi also had two hits today, his first of the spring. He erased one of those hits by getting caught stealing, though. The Brewers had the tying run on second down 3-1 in the seventh after two hits and an error, but were unable to advance him.
Reds 5, Brewers 2
HR: Joey Votto (1)
Meanwhile in Goodyear, Joey Votto powered the Reds to a win over the RoadBrews, their first victory of the spring. Votto went 1-for-3 in the game with a first inning RBI groundout and a two-run home run. The first inning RBI came against Tyler Thornburg, who allowed two runs on two hits over two innings and the homer came off Rob Wooten, who allowed two runs on two hits in the third.
The silver linings from this one were a two-hit game for Jean Segura, who also doubled, and two scoreless innings for Jimmy Nelson in his spring debut. The Brewers' lone runs in this game scored on a Khris Davis double and Scooter Gennett infield single in the sixth.