The Brewers started their spring schedule today, and they got off to a quick start. The offense hit three home runs, including two from Garrett Mitchell. Rowdy Tellez also added a homer of his own, and the Brewers defeated the Dodgers 7-4.
Tellez hit the first home run of the spring with a solo shot in the first inning. The Dodgers countered in the third with a two-run home run from Freddie Freeman, giving them their only lead of the day. It didn’t last long, with Garrett Mitchell hitting his first two-run home run of the day in the bottom of the inning to put the Brewers back ahead 3-2.
Mitchell increased that lead to 5-2 with his second shot of the day in the fifth, another two-run home run. The Brewers added another two runs in the sixth, and the Dodgers countered with two in the seventh. That accounted for the runs in the 7-4 win.
Joey Wiemer had a solid showing, going 1-for-1 with a walk. He also stole a base and scored on both of Mitchell’s home runs. Willy Adames, William Contreras, Luke Voit, Eddy Alvarez, and Josh VanMeter also added hits in the game.
On the pitching side, nine pitchers each took an inning. Matt Hardy and Tobias Myers each struck out two in their inning of work. Elvis Peguero and Justin Yeager each allowed two runs.
The Brewers have their first of two split-squad days this spring tomorrow. One squad will stay home to play the Athletics and another will travel to face the Rockies. Both games will start at 2:10 PM, and the home game will be on the Brewers Radio Network.