W: Sean Green (2-0)
L: Mitch Talbot (1-1)
S: John Axford (1)
HR: George Kottaras (3), Carlos Gomez (3, grand slam), Travis Hafner (1)
All told, it's a pretty good day to be Carlos Gomez.
First Chris Dickerson, his main competition for playing time in center field, was traded to the Yankees this morning. Then he hit the grand slam this afternoon that propelled the Brewers to a win over the Indians, their third win in as many games.
For most of the Brewers, the end of spring training can't come soon enough. It'd be understandable, though, if Rickie Weeks wanted to stay in Arizona as long as possible. Weeks reached in each of his first four plate appearances today with three singles and an HBP, raising his Cactus League average to .500. He drove in one run with a sixth inning single and scored on Gomez's slam.
Along with Weeks, George Kottaras, Erick Almonte and Craig Counsell all had multi hit games today. The four of them combined for eight of the Brewers' first nine hits.
On the mound, Chris Narveson pitched five innings today and allowed three runs on six hits and a pair of walks, striking out seven. He's allowed 14 runs in his last 14.2 innings this spring. Mitch Stetter, Sean Green, Zach Braddock and John Axford all had scoreless outings in relief, with Axford picking up his first save of the spring. Kameron Loe allowed a solo home run to Travis Hafner in the eighth.