It took almost three and a half hours, but the Brewers sent the largest crowd of the spring home happy with a 9-8, tenth inning walkoff win over the Diamondbacks. Khris Davis and Caleb Gindl were the heroes: Davis' pinch hit double in the tenth set the stage for Gindl to drive him home with a ground ball to win the game.
Today certainly could have been much worse, as the Brewers trailed 6-2 entering the bottom of the sixth inning but scored two in the sixth and three more in the seventh to retake the lead. Scooter Gennett had another double today, his third in two days, and Aramis Ramirez contributed a double and a rare triple in the game. He's hitting .500 in his limited opportunities this spring.
Unfortunately, the lead was short-lived. Hiram Burgos allowed back-to-back homers in the top of the eighth as the Diamondbacks retook the advantage. The Brewers later tied it in the ninth on Sean Halton's RBI double, sending everyone to an extra frame.
Wily Peralta had his longest outing of the spring today, allowing three runs on six hits over 4.2 innings. His final inning was the rough one for the Brewers, as Michael Blazek followed him to the mound and allowed all four batters he faced to reach. The best Brewers pitcher of the day was Alfredo Figaro, who worked a scoreless ninth and tenth to keep the game alive.
8,720 people paid to watch today's game, the most that have attended a contest at Maryvale Baseball Park this spring. Some of them may come back tomorrow when the Brewers host the Reds at 3:05 Central time. Tyler Thornburg is scheduled to start against Homer Bailey.