W: Chris Sale (3-0)
L: Mike Fiers (2-1)
HR: Ryan Braun (2), Donnie Murphy (1); Jeff Keppinger (1), Gordon Beckham (2)
The Brewers struck first on an inside-the-park home run off the top of the center field wall by Ryan Braun in the first inning, but the only thing they were doing for most of the rest of the game was striking out. Donnie Murphy, starting at third today, went 2 for 2 with a double and home run; that, Braun's HR, an Alex Gonzalez single, and a Martin Maldonado double were the extent of the Brewers' contact-related offense today.
Mike Fiers didn't have it today. His first inning was a long affair of running behind in the count, walking players, and giving up long fly balls. Alex Rios hit two doubles today, both off Fiers. Fiers left after three innings and seven runs given up. He was followed by runnerless innings by Burke Badenhop and Jim Henderson. Tom Gorzelanny gave up 1 run. Donovan Hand finished off the game, running into a bit of hit trouble in the 8th that was resolved by great fielding behind him. Hand still has not given up a run in 11 innings pitched this spring.
Sean Halton had some mixed results fielding in right field today. Halton, Nashville's first baseman in 2012, is learning a new position. He did accurately throw Adam Dunn out at second during the 8th when he attempted to stretch a single into a double, but then committed a fielding error in the 9th.