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Angels 5, Brewers 1: Offense continues to struggle

Aramis Ramirez drove in the only run in a 5-1 loss to the Angels.


W: Garrett Richards (1-0)
L: Marco Estrada (1-1)

Box Score

It was another rough day for the Brewers offense.

The Brewers managed just one run and four hits off of an Angels team that had allowed 195 runs entering today's game, the most of any team in spring training. Aramis Ramirez drove in the only run with an RBI single in the fourth following a triple from Segura. Caleb Gindl and Rene Tosoni had the other two hits for the Brewers. The Brewers have now scored a total of 80 runs during spring training. The next lowest team is the Mets at 111 runs scored, and in the Cactus League, it's the Rockies at 130 runs scored.

Marco Estrada got roughed up in the first inning, but settled down to have a decent game. He allowed two runs in the first inning, though those were aided by a throwing error from Logan Schafer (allowing two runners to advance) and a passed ball from Jonathan Lucroy (allowing a run to score & another runner to advance). He would only allow two more baserunners from the second inning on, both on walks. Overall, he pitched five innings and allowed just the two runs on two hits and three walks, striking out four in the game.

In the bullpen, Tom Gorzelanny allowed a hit in 2/3 inning of work. Brandon Kintzler followed with 1 1/3 innings, allowing a run on two hits with one strikeout. Robert Wooten pitched the third and allowed two runs, both unearned because of a fielding error from Brandon Macias. He also allowed two hits and struck out one.

In his second start of spring training, Garrett Richards kept the Brewers offense in check. He pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits and one walk with five strikeouts. The Angels bullpen kept the Brewers offense down, with clean appearances from former Brewer Mitch Stetter, Kevin Johnson, and Chad Cordero. The Angels got a balanced day from their offense, with seven different players recording a hit, with RBIs from Howie Kendrick, Trent Oeltjen, and Peter Bourjos.

The Brewers will play their last split-squad games of the season tomorrow. They will host the Rockies in Maryvale, and will send a squad to Peoria to face the Padres. Both games will start at 3:05 pm, and the game at the Padres will be televised on FS Wisconsin.