WP: Dane Dunning (1-0); LP: Taylor Williams (0-1); Save: Brian Clark (1); Home runs: Mil - Travis Shaw 2 (2); CHW - Tyler Saladino (1)
Travis Shaw provided the Brewers’ first two runs with his first two home runs of the spring, the first one giving the Brewers a short-lived 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth. The White Sox plated three in the bottom of the fourth, aided by another throwing error by shortstop Orlando Arcia. Arcia ended the day with two throwing errors, and now has committed four this spring. Wade Miley allowed all three runs in his fourth inning of work, but none were earned.
Shaw closed the gap to 3-2 with his second solo homer in the sixth, and the Brewers tied the game up at three in the top of the seventh when they loaded the bases with nobody out but could only manage one run, on a sacrifice fly by Nick Franklin.
Taylor Williams retired the first two he faced in the bottom of the eighth but allowed a solo homer to Tyler Saladino to give the Sox the lead for good. Jacob Barnes allowed three doubles in the bottom of the eighth to extend the lead to 6-3 before Milwaukee scored a meaningless fourth run with two down in the ninth on a single by Jesus Aguilar.
It was another solid performance by Miley, who struck out four and had six groundouts with no outs in the air. It would have been nice if he could have completed that fourth inning, but he only allowed two hits and walked just one. Jeremy Jeffress and Boone Logan had scoreless innings, but Jacob Barnes hasn’t looked good so far and now carries a 13.50 ERA over three innings, with eight hits allowed.
The Brewers travel to face the Royals tomorrow at 2:05 PM CST they try and right the ship in their chase for the Cactus Cup. Junior Guerra is listed as the scheduled starter.