The final Spring Training game for the Milwaukee Brewers occurred this afternoon as they faced off with the Texas Rangers in Arlington. The result was a victory for the Brew Crew as they continued to show off their potent bats, most especially during a 5-run third inning. With the exception of two runs he gave up early, Brett Anderson was quite sharp over his five innings of work.
Milwaukee was able to take an early lead in the top of the first. With two outs in the inning, Christian Yelich turned a really good at-bat into a walk against Texas starter, Mike Foltynewicz. Avisail Garcia had a nice at-bat in his own right that resulted in a single to center field. With the count 3-2 to Garcia, Yelich was running on the pitch and was able to score all the way from first base.
Texas came back quickly and put two on the board off Brewers’ starter, Brett Anderson. With one out, David Dahl singled on a line drive to left. Joey Gallo followed that up with a single of his own that sent Dahl to third base. Dahl would score on a fielder’s choice that saw Gallo advance to second. Gallo came around to score via a single by Nick Solack.
The Brewers flexed their muscles in the top of the third by putting a five-spot on the board. Orlando Arcia led things off with a walk. Kolten Wong followed with a 2-run oppo-shot for his fourth homer of the Spring. Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich hit back-to-back singles. Pinch-runner Brice Turang scored on a Daniel Vogelbach double.
Texas would put one more run on the board in the bottom of the eighth. Andy Ibanez took Drew Rasmussen deep for a solo shot to make the score 6-3. That was as close as the Rangers would get however, and the Brewers picked up the win.
The next action for the Brew Crew will be Opening Day as the Milwaukee takes on the Minnesota Twins. Brandon Woodruff takes the mound against Kenta Maeda. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 CT.