Yesterday, the Brewers pitching staff was stellar. Today, it was a much different story.
Matt Garza took the mound today and it was a tough day for him. He only made it through 2 1⁄3 innings, allowing five runs on five hits and a walk, with just three strikeouts. It’s hard to take too much from this start, but Matt Garza hasn’t had a good spring at all. He has not had a clean appearance this spring after his first one, and his ERA has jumped up to 8.59. Of course, it’s a small sample size, so you can’t take a lot from that. That being said, it’s the “worst” of the starting pitchers. If that means anything is still to be decided.
Meanwhile, the bullpen pitchers didn’t fare much better. Tim Dillard pitched an inning and allowed three runs on three hits. Jhan Mariñez pitched 1 2⁄3 innings and allowed a run in that. Corey Knebel got some work in as well, allowing two runs on two hits. The only two pitchers that didn’t allow runs were Tyler Cravy and Taylor Jungmann, and both still allowed hits in their appearances.
On offense, the team did get a run off Ryan Braun’s second home run of the spring. That was the only run the Brewers managed in the game. Hernan Perez had a two-hit game, but no other Brewer recorded more than one hit.
The Brewers are now 14-15 in the spring with two games to go in the Cactus League season. They have a day off tomorrow before a game against the Indians on Tuesday. First pitch is at 3:05 pm.