It’s a Howler for Wolf in 9-3 loss to Reds

Cincinnati is expected to challenge for the Central Division title and with Spring Training winding down they slapped around Randy Wolf and the Brewers in a 9-3 win at Maryvale Baseball Park.  Starting pitcher Randy Wolf suffered his first loss as he was tagged for 7 runs in his 7 innings of work.  His record in Spring Training moved to 3-1.  

Wolf only allowed two players (Juan Francisco & Todd Frazier) to have multiple RBI games, but the Brewers bats couldn’t keep up as Aroldis Chapman went 5 innings of 2 run ball, allowing just 7 hits and striking out 6 batters.  Mike Leake went 3 innings to end the game and allowed just 3 hits to back up Chapman in the win for the Reds.

Now on to the Highlights and lowlights:

– Ryan Braun hit his first double of Spring Training but was just 1-for-3 on the day and his average is just .161 for the Spring.

– Catcher George Kottaras, Wolf’s personal catcher, was the only Brewers player with more than one RBI as he made his one hit count for 2 of the teams 3 runs while stranding himself on base.  

– Rickie Weeks continues to look just like his usual self and was the only Milwaukee batter with more than one hit as he went 2-for-3 but had one strike out.  His average moved to .314 for Spring Training.

– Travis Ishikawa had a rough day going 0-for-2 while striking out both times at the plate.  

The Brewers take on the Dodgers tomorrow, who will be playing with a split squad in the game.  It’s scheduled for a 3:05pm Central start and will be televised on FSN.  I’ll be watching and tweeting live so make sure to give our twitter account a follow (@thebrewersbar) and let’s interact during the game! 

Andrew Coppens

About Andrew Coppens

Andy is a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). He is the Managing Editor of MadTownBadger and associate editor of Bloguin's World Cup site, as well as Publisher of Big Ten site