Brewers win a pair of split-squad gamesWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Brewers won a pair of split-squad exhibitions yesterday, 7-to-1 over the Los Angeles Dodgers and 7-to-3 over Kansas City.
The Milwaukee Brewers won a pair of split-squad exhibitions yesterday, 7-to-1 over the Los Angeles Dodgers and 7-to-3 over Kansas City. Shaun Marcum made his spring debut against the Dodgers. He pitched three scoreless innings after coming off an inflamed right throwing shoulder. And Milwaukee second-base prospect Scooter Gennett hit for the cycle against the Royals. Gennett, who batted .304 in his first two pro seasons in Class-“A,” completed his cycle with a two-run homer in the eighth inning. He tripled in the first inning and then doubled and singled. Gennett is expected to start the year with Double-“A” Huntsville. Also in the Royals’ game, Ned Yost-the-Fourth – son of Royals’ manager Ned Yost – filled in as the Brewers’ first base coach. And Royals’ outfielder Jeff Franceour was ejected in the fourth inning for arguing a called third strike. In the Brewers’ game against the Dodgers, Marcum allowed just one hit and one walk in his first spring start. And he struck out three with his pitch count in the 40’s. Norichika Aoki belted his first homer of the spring as the Brewers scored two runs off Dodgers’ starter Clayton Kershaw, last year’s National League Cy Young Award winner. Shortstop Alex Gonzalez sat out yesterday with a bruised heel, and outfielder Carlos Gomez was sent home due to illness. The Brewers are now 9-12-and-2 this month. They’ll play Cleveland this afternoon in Arizona. Chris Narveson faces the Indians’ Justin Masterson.