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-- The Milwaukee Brewers will try to win their 10th exhibition game of the spring, when they take on the San Francisco Giants this afternoon in Scottsdale Arizona.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Milwaukee Brewers will try to win their 10th exhibition game of the spring, when they take on the San Francisco Giants this afternoon in Scottsdale, Arizona.
With Opening Day just 12 days away, the starters are playing longer, with fewer days off. Brewers’ center-fielder Carlos Gomez is due back today, after sitting out yesterday 6-1 Milwaukee victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Gomez, who signed a three-year contract extension last week, is batting .407 this spring with a .543 on-base percentage. Left-hander Chris Narveson starts for the Crew against Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong. The Brewers are 9-12-1 in this spring’s Cactus League contests. Meanwhile, the Brewers hope to avoid seeing a home plate umpire get hurt. Yesterday, plate umpire Seth Buckminster hurt is left hand after a pitch from Wily Peralta ricocheted off Albert Pujols in the first inning. Tim McClelland ended up calling balls-and-strikes from behind the pitcher’s mound.
The Milwaukee Brewers hit three homers yesterday in a 6-1 exhibition victory over the Angels of Anaheim in Phoenix. Aramis Ramirez, Rickie Weeks, and Sean Halton all went yard. Ramirez also hit a two-run single. Wily Peralta had a solid outing against the Angels’ regular season starters, giving up one run on six hits in six innings with a pair of strikeouts and no walks. Peralta is auditioning for the Number-three starting job behind Yovani Gallardo and Marco Estrada. Milwaukee improved to 9-12-and-1 in Cactus League play. They’ll face San Francisco this afternoon. Left-hander Chris Narveson will start for the Crew.