The Padres got shut out today while pitching gave up a billion runs. In his third Cactus League start, Josh Johnson kept the Brewers to just one run in four innings of work while collecting three strikeouts.
Burch Smith didn't have the same success, however. In the bottom of the 5th, he gave up two singles and a bases-clearing double before recording the first out. Another double padded the Brewers' lead even further. Smith stayed in to pitch the 6th and another run came home on a throwing error by Jace Peterson before the inning's end.
Joaquin Benoit (balls) tossed a scoreless 7th inning. Then Alex Torres and Donn Roach gave up a run each in the 8th and 9th innings.
There wasn't much success on the offensive side, but Yonder Alonso did go 2-for-3 (both doubles) to raise his Spring average to .333. There was a glimmer of home in the 5th inning when Austin Hedges led off the inning with a single, then advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch and reached 3rd on a sac fly during the next at-bat. But the remaining two outs of the innings were made while Hedges was left on 3rd.
Yasmani Grandal made his first start this afternoon, but went 0-for-1 at the plate while catching four innings behind it.
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