A late rally by our Padres yesterday afternoon wasn't enough to overcome the deficit made by the pitching corps. Josh Johnson hopes to have better luck today when the Brewers come to Peoria Sports Complex. Johnson has had a great Spring so far, giving up three runs on five hits through five combined innings of work. He's only walked one batter and collected five strikeouts through his two Cactus League starts.
Yasmani Grandal is also expected to make the start behind the plate this afternoon. It will be his second appearance, but first start of the Spring. Grandal's knee recovery has progressed fairly quickly and he hopes to be ready for Opening Day at the end of the month. In his 2013 debut on Monday, the catcher came in and caught three innings and went 1-for-2 to help the team get the victory over the Rockies.
Milwaukee will give Marco Estrada the ball to make his fourth start of the Spring. The right-hander has given up six runs on 13 hits in 8 1/3 innings. His most recent start was especially troublesome for him. He gave up three runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings against the Royals.
Today's game will be available live on Fox Sports SD and MLB.TV. Only the Brewers audio feed will be available via Gameday Audio, but you can also catch the radio broadcast on At-Bat.