The Brewers can’t win every game. There’s going to be some days where they lose, and today was just one of those days.
All of the scoring for the Brewers happened in the fourth inning, after Mariners starter Marco Gonzales came out of the game. After Ryan Braun had a fly out to start the inning, Domingo Santana and Manny Pina each singled to put two runners on base. Kyle Wren then drew a walk to load the bases, and Nate Orf followed it up with a walk to put the Brewers on the board 1-0. Mauricio Dubon then hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Pina and make it a 2-0 game. Unfortuantely, that was all the offense could put together.
In the fifth, Boone Logan came in for his first appearance of the spring. It didn’t go well, as he allowed three runs on three hits, all three of those coming on a three-run home run by Daniel Vogelbach. Jacob Barnes followed Logan up with his first appearance of spring in the sixth, and allowed a run on two hits in an inning of work.
At least it was a good start for Junior Guerra. In his third appearance (second start) of the spring, he put together a scoreless appearance, pitching three innings. He allowed just four hits in the start, walking none and striking out three. So far this spring, Guerra has pitched six innings and allowed just one run in those three appearances. Meanwhile, in the bullpen, four of the six pitchers (JJ Hoover, Jeremy Jeffress, Taylor Williams, Erik Davis) each put together a scoreless inning.
On offense, the Brewers did record eight hits, but no batter had more than one hit. The only player to reach base multiple times was Dubon, who recorded a hit and a walk in his two place appearances. Of the starters, only Braun and Christian Bethancourt did not reach base once.
It’s back to the field tomorrow as the Brewers travel to face the Rockies. Zach Davies will get the start against Kyle Freeland. First pitch is at 2:10 pm, and it will be on the radio on WTMJ.