Friday, March 11, 2005
ST Game 9: Brewers lose to Royals
Ben Sheets (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Well, the Brewers lost another meaningless spring training game, but who cares? The ace of staff was back, and pitched a rock solid first inning in his first appearance of the spring following offseason back surgery. In his one inning of work, Big Ben fanned two while hitting one batter. He didn't allow a hit. The Brewers scored all of their runs in the second inning off of the ancient Kevin Appier. The runs resulted from patient AB's and walks by Carlos Lee and Damian Miller, and a pair of run scoring hits, one of which was a double by SS prospect J.J. Hardy. The other was by CF Dave Krynzel. The best pitching of the day by the Brewers came from Sheets and Brooks Kieschnick, each of whom worked scoreless innings. After another rocky outing by a pitcher named Phelps (Tommy), I seriously think the Brewers should stay away from pitchers with that surname. Also, Rickie Weeks continued his shoddy fielding with another error. He's definitely going to need to improve that aspect of his game.
Today, the Brewers take on the Giants, with Gary Glover facing off against Brett Tomko. Go Crew!