It was a great day for starting pitcher Zach Davies. After getting roughed up for six runs against the Cubs earlier in the week, Davies came out and put together a strong spring start. He pitched 5 1⁄3 innings, allowing just two runs while striking out six. Davies has been the front-runner for the #2 spot in the rotation for a while now, and this performance will continue to distance himself from the rest of the candidates.
Meanwhile, the Brewers offense carried some of their offense over from yesterday’s game into today. They scored six runs off of Giants starter Jeff Samardzija, as he only made it four innings in the game. Scooter Gennett recorded two doubles off of Samardzija, and Hernan Perez and Kirk Nieuwenhuis went back-to-back with home runs in the fourth. There was one stolen base in the game, and it came from first baseman Eric Thames. Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 in his return from the World Baseball Classic, driving in three runs in the win.
The Giants did try to get back into the game through the bullpen. Rob Scahill allowed a hit in 2⁄3 of an inning. Jacob Barnes allowed two runs to score on two hits in the seventh. Taylor Jungmann pitched a clean eighth inning, and Tyler Cravy allowed a two-run home run in the ninth. The Giants got the score back to 6-4, but couldn’t get any closer as the Brewers finished them off.
The Brewers have the day off tomorrow, and return to action on Tuesday against the Dodgers. Matt Garza will face off against Hyun-Jin Ryu, and first pitch is at 3:05 pm.