W: Kyle Winkler (1-0)
L: Zach Duke (2-1)
HR: Khris Davis (2), Caleb Gindl (2)
A non-televised Brewers game on selection Sunday for the men's NCAA basketball tournament probably didn't draw much attention today. If you were somewhere else instead of catching the late innings of this game, you missed the Diamondbacks scoring three in the ninth inning to hand the Brewers a 6-5 loss.
Today's game did have some fun offensive highlights: Khris Davis, whose bat appears to be warming lately, hit a solo home run in the second inning. Yovani Gallardo also had an RBI single, and Caleb Gindl gave the Brewers a 4-3 lead in the seventh with his second home run of the spring.
Unfortunately the wheels came off in the ninth inning, and in the process they may have derailed Zach Duke's bid to make this team. He faced six batters in what would have been his second inning of work and retired none of them, allowing four singles, a walk and an RBI fielder's choice as the Diamondbacks walked off with the win. Ron Roenicke was ejected from the game after the tying run scored.
The other pitchers in the game had somewhat better days: Yovani Gallardo allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits over five innings in his longest outing of the spring and recorded seven strikeouts, while Will Smith pitched perfect frames in both the sixth and seventh.
Following today's game the Diamondbacks headed off to Australia to open the 2014 regular season next weekend. The Brewers will stay behind in Arizona and host the White Sox at 3:05 Central time tomorrow, with Kyle Lohse pitching against Felipe Paulino.