Corbin Burnes got the start for the Milwaukee Nine’s 17th Spring Training game. Burnes continued his strong push for a rotation spot. The righty had a strong first inning, with only one hiccup, allowing Evan White to walk with one out. He then set down Daniel Vogelback and Kyle Lewis on back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning.
In the top of the first inning, Lorenzo Cain smacked a lead off homer — his first of the Spring — to give the Brewers an early 1-0 lead. Brock Holt singled and made it to third on a Keston Hiura double, but both batters were stranded without increasing the lea.
Burnes hit the mound again and ran through the Mariners without issue until the fourth inning. With the game still at 1-0, Lewis drilled a solo homer to left-center to tie the game up 1-1. That was the first run given up by Burnes this Spring. He responded by striking out the side, ending his night with 6 Ks total.
Craig Counsell turned the game over to the bullpen and they shut down Seattle’s offense. David Phelps, Alex Claudio, Eric Yardley, JP Feyereisen and Jake Faria finished the game with 5 shutout innings, 5 strikeouts, 4 walks and a hit allowed.
Unfortunately for Milwaukee, Seattle’s pitchers were keeping a tight hold on the game, too. That is, until the Mariners brought in old friend Taylor Williams. In the ninth inning, Williams went up against Luis Castro. Castro got the better of Williams, smacking a two-out walk-off dinger to end the game and send Milwaukee home victorious.
The Brewers send Brandon Woodruff (0-0, 1.50 ERA) up against the Kansas City Royals and Brad Keller (0-1, 33.75 ERA). First pitch is at 3:05 p.m. at Surprise Stadium.