The Milwaukee Brewers scored 8 times in their last 4 innings at Maryvale this afternoon, topping the Colorado Rockies 9-4. First baseman Jesus Aguilar continued his good spring with a 2-2 day, driving in 3 and scoring one while belting his first homer of the spring. Aguilar is now carrying an OPS of 1.445 in the early stages of the Cactus Cup chase.
On the mound, the win went to Jhan Marinez, whose record now sits at 2-1, giving him decisions in 33.3% of the Brewers games. For a whole season Marinez would be on a pace to go 36-18. This may not be sustainable.
Hiram Burgos was again knocked around, going two innings and allowing 4 hits, 3 three earned runs, and a home run. His spring ERA now sits at 15.75...hopefully, this is not sustainable.
Tommy Milone made his first start of the spring for the Brewers and worked two scoreless, allowing 2 hits and fanning 1.
Most importantly, veteran minor leaguer (and major leaguer) (and entertainer) Tim Dillard worked a hitless, scoreless ninth, striking out one. Perhaps Dim has worked his way into contention for the closer role.
Twenty-seven year old career minor leaguer Nick Noonan contributed two runs and a solo homer, pushing his OPS to 1.400. Ah, the joys of spring training!
The Brewers travel to Scottsdale tomorrow to face the Indians, and take Tuesday off. A win moves them back to .500. They currently trail the first place juggernaut Angels by 3 games.