W: Jonathan Sanchez
L: Dave Bush
This one wasn't as close as the final score would suggest. The Giants scored two runs in the first, two in the third and two more in the fifth and never looked back while Jonathan Sanchez mowed down a lineup largely composed of Brewer regulars. The Brewers managed a run each in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings and three in the ninth, bringing the potential winning run to the plate on multiple occasions, but the damage had been done.
Sanchez was the story of today's game, allowing one run on three hits and two walks in six innings, striking out eleven Brewers. The starters in the 5-9 spots in the Brewer lineup went 1-for-13 (the lone hit was a ninth inning RBI single for Taylor Green) and struck out eight times. Rickie Weeks was the only Brewer to collect multiple hits in the game, and one of them was his second home run of the spring. Prince Fielder also reached base three times: He singled, walked and was hit by a pitch. Joe Koshansky homered in the eighth inning to bring the Brewers back within four..
Dave Bush, meanwhile, was not up for the challenge. He did manage to complete six innings, but Bush was not sharp today at all, allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and two walks. Two of those hits were home runs for John Bowker and Eugenio Velez.
On the plus side, Trevor Hoffman followed Bush to the mound and posted a clean inning, allowing a hit and a walk but nothing else. LaTroy Hawkins pitched a scoreless eighth, and Todd Coffey finished off the day by allowing a run in the ninth, just his second earned run allowed in eleven Cactus League innings.
With the win, the Giants became the first team in either spring league to win 20 games.