Spring training, regular season or playoffs, the rule remains the same: If you can't throw strikes, you're probably in for a long day. The Brewers demonstrated that today as their first four pitchers to the mound combined for eight walks, two wild pitches and a hit batsman and the Indians cashed in en route to an 8-4 Cactus League victory.
Mark Rogers had a troublesome first outing of the spring today, allowing two runs on a pair of hits and three walks while failing to complete the second inning. He got bailed out of a jam in the first inning when a line drive to center turned into an 8-6 putout and a caught stealing ended the threat, but had two men on again in the second when he was lifted.
Later, Taylor Jungmann pitched a scoreless fourth inning today in his spring debut before working his way into trouble in the fifth. He did not allow a hit but walked three and hit a batter while failing to finish his scheduled two innings, and ended up being charged with two runs. Josh Stinson had the Brewers' longest clean outing today, pitching a scoreless eighth and ninth inning. Brandon Kintzler also worked two innings, but allowed a run.
Control Issues Crush Brewers In 7-4 Loss To Indians
Brew Crew Ball | Feb 24