The game got off to an awful start from the word go. Starter Josh Tomlin gave up a three-run homer to Derek Dietrich, then a two-run homer to Kyle Farmer and would finally escape the inning after allowing six runs.
The Crew wouldn’t go dow without a fight. MVP Yelich and Manny Pina went back-to-back with one out to add two runs to the board, then Keston Hiura doubled in Hiura in the bottom of the first.
The Phoenix Nine would climb within one on a Christian Yelich RBI double in the second and a Hernan Perez solo homer in the third. Disappointingly, that’d be all for the Brewers’ bats in this one.
Junior Guerra came on and gave up three more runs in the fourth and Jacob Barnes would give up two runs, only one earned in the eighth.
In great news, Josh Hader made his spring debut with a perfect inning and three strikeouts. Corey Knebel pitched a scoreless inning with two hits and a BB, and Angel Perdomo ended the game on a perfect inning with two Ks of his own.
Milwaukee has a day off tomorrow, but resume play at Salt River Fields on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. First pitch is a 2:10 p.m. and the starters have yet to be announced for either team.