WP: Eric Surkamp (1-0)
LP: Michael Blazek (0-1)
SV: Charlie Leesman (1)
HR: Adam Weisenburger (1), Jordan Danks (1)
What started out as a well-pitched game turned into a show of offense late, as the Brewers fell to the White Sox today 6-3.
Yovani Gallardo got the call to start the day, and he pitched well in his third spring start. He went 3 1/3 innings, allowing only two hits and a walk while striking out three. His ERA for the spring dropped to 1.13 as a result of today's game. Bradon Kintzler and Will Smith followed Gallardo, and only allowed a hit each.
On the other side, Chris Sale and company matched the early pitching of Gallardo. Sale pitched 4 1/3 innings and only allowed two hits, while also striking out three. David Pursey and Zach Putnam followed him with scoreless appearances as well.
Johnny Hellweg pitched the seventh and had a rough day, allowing three runs and four hits with only one strikeout. The Brewers would respond quick, Sean Halton got the Brewers on the board in the seventh inning with an RBI single, and then Adam Weisenburger's eighth inning home run tied the game at three. The Brewers wouldn't hold on to the lead though, as Michael Blazek allowed three runs in the ninth and the White Sox held on to win.
Aramis Ramirez made his second start of the spring, and it was not a good one for him. He went 0-for-2 at the plate, and also committed two throwing errors.
The Brewers have a day off tomorrow, then return to action on Wednesday against the Angels. Matt Garza will start for the Brewers, and the game will be televised.