Brewers win Cactus League game over Mariners 6-2Wisconsin Sports
- The Milwaukee Brewers beat Seattle 6-2 yesterday in an exhibition game in Phoenix.
PHOENIX - The Milwaukee Brewers beat Seattle 6-2 yesterday in an exhibition game in Phoenix.
The Brewers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, although two of the runs were unearned. Corey Hart homered in his second straight game. Left-hander Manny Parra went three scoreless innings, giving up four hits and a walk. Starter Dave Bush followed, and the right-hander went two-and-two-thirds innings while surrendering a run and four hits. Milwaukee third baseman Mat Gamel left in the third inning with a sore right shoulder that also bothered him last week.
The Brewers are now 2-and-3 in Cactus League play. They’ll play the Chicago Cubs this afternoon. Right-hander Jeff Suppan will start against Cubs’ righty Randy Wells. The Brewers also won a “B”-squad game yesterday, 4-2 over Cincinnati. The contest was scheduled after the two teams were rained out on Sunday. Brett Lawrie, the Brewers’ first-round draft pick in 2007, had two hits and an RBI.
The Brewers now have 54 players in their big league camp, after cutting three pitchers yesterday. Right-hander Alex Periard was sent down to Double-“A” Huntsville. And right-handers Eric Arnett and Kyle Heckathorn went back to the Brewers’ minor league camp. Periard made his only Spring Training appearance last Saturday against Colorado, giving up three runs in two innings. Arnett and Heckathorn were the Brewers’ top two draft choices last year, and neither pitched in a Cactus League game. They were invited to camp as part of their contracts.