For the first part of spring training all Brewer starting pitchers are limited to pitch count or two innings of work. Yesterday, pitch count was the reason why newly acquired Matt Garza only lasted one inning in the Brewers 6-5 win over the Colorado Rockies.
Garza started and gave up four first inning runs on four hits and two walks. According to sources in the clubhouse, Garza felt great after his first outing with the Brewers, and that he considered it to be a good mental workout.
For the game, the Brewers won with help from the long ball. Prospect Hector Gomez homered in the eighth inning to give the Brewers the 6-5 lead. Rickie Weeks connected with his first of the spring to lead off the game and projected starting left fielder Kris Davis connected for his first home run in the fifth inning.
Today, the Brewers are in action hosting the Chicago Cubs at Maryvale Baseball Park. Marco Estrada gets his second spring start. The game will also feature Major League Baseball’s expanded replay system where both managers will be able to challenge one call.