HR: Weeks (1), Davis (1), Gomez (1)
Matt Garza's debut as a Brewer did not go particularly well. He threw the first inning and gave up 4 hits and 2 walks. The Rockies scored 4 runs, and it could have been worse as 2 of the outs came via a line drive caught by Rickie Weeks, who doubled off Troy Tulowitzki at first. Garza retired the eighth batter of the first on a foul popout and his day was over.
As is the case with most spring training games, the important things happened early. Rickie Weeks led off the game at Salt River Fields with a home run and the Brewers got 3 against our old friend Jorge de la Rosa in the second inning. To start the rally, JDLR threw away a pickoff attempt, which allowed Lyle Overbay to score. Singles from Jeff Bianchi, Logan Schafer and utility infielder Irving Falu netted 2 more runs.
After a 2 uneventful innings from Alfredo Figaro and 1 from Donovan Hand, Khris Davis hit his first home run of the spring in the 5th. Hand gave back the lead in the bottom of the fifth, the last run given up on the day by the Brewer staff. Scoreless innings from Brooks Hall, Zach Duke, Rob Wooten, and Dustin Molleken rounded out the day.
Hector Gomez, who served as AA Hunstville's shortstop last year, was the hero of the day as his home run in the 8th gave the Brewers the win and saved the beat writers from having to (possibly) watch extra innings.
Also possibly notable: utility man Eugenio Velez got a look in right field today and misplayed a ball in the first, which probably won't help his chances of convincing management that he can play the outfield in a bid to make the team.
Edit: Fun stat from Mike Vassallo (reported by Rosiak on Twitter): The Brewers did not strike out today.