Kyle Lohse would start the game for the Brewers. He was excellent, only needing 28 pitches for 2 perfect inning. The Brewers would back him up by scoring first. Ryan Braun came to the plate to heavy booing and responding with a two out walk off Dan Haren. He would advance to second on a base hit by Jonathan Lucroy. Carlos Gomez would then send him home with a line drive double. That would be it for the inning.
Lohse was replaced in the third inning by Ariel Pena who provided a stark contrast. Pena struggled with command in both innings he pitched. In his first inning of work he gave up a walk to Mike Baxter who would steal second base and advance to third on an error by Jason Rogers, which also allowed Dee Gordon to reach base who would also steal second base! Pena would then walk two straight batters to score a run for the Dodgers. Yasiel Puig would then fly out to drive in the second run of the inning. Those 2 runs were unearned due to the error. Pena settled down in the fourth inning only allowing 1 walk and no hits.
Kevin Shackleford pitched two scoreless innings. Then in the 6th inning Mitch Haniger would drive in Jason Rogers and Elian Herrera. Hector Gomez would come in to bat for Jonathan Lucroy and drive in Haniger.
David Goforth would come in to pitch the 7th inning. He got three quick outs. His next inning didn't go as smoothly. In the 8th inning Goforth gave up a walk and three straight hits to allow the Dodgers to score twice.
The Brewers would also score in the 8th. Don't ask me who it was because the announcers didn't even know. Gotta love Spring Training! They would go on to win by a score of 6-5.
Brewers @ Diamonbacks (Talking Stick)
The game was initially delayed 45 minutes due to rain. When it finally did begin, Trevor Cahill took the mound for the Diamondbacks. Logan Schafer drew first blood with a scorching triple. Mark Reynolds then drove him in with a single. Sean Halton would end the inning with a ground out.
The Brewers sent out Hiram Burgos to start the game. He would get through the first inning relatively unscathed giving up 2 hits but not allowing a run to score. In the second inning he gave up a leadoff home run to Mark Trumbo and nothing else.
That would be all for Burgos as he was replaced by Michael Olmsted in the third inning. Olmsted gave up a base hit to Tony Campana but he was erased by a double play by Micah Owings. The Diamondbacks would take a 2-1 lead after Paul Goldsmidt drew a walk and was driven in by a double from Miguel Montero.
That score would hold out as the game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning due to rain. Apparently there is a Cactus League rule that states a game may be made official after 4 1/2 innings if the home team is winning. Gotta love Spring Training!