Recap: A’s @ Brewers ST Game 6
A’s and Brewers “battled” today in Maryvale. This marked the first televised A’s spring training matchup, no thanks to CSNSportsNetCalifornia but thank you FoxSportsWisconsin. The broadcast as with most spring ones, was heavy on interviews and light on play-by-play so we got to hear interviews of a slew of Brew Crew favorites. Regardless watching the A’s beats listening to them on the somewhat poorly produced MLB.com broadcasts so it was sight for sore eyes regardless. A’s win it 6-0.
- Jemile Weeks sure likes to impress his brother Rickie Weeks. Playing opposite him, Jemile went 2-for-4 and in the first in a round down chased down his brother tagging him out on a dive. Much more regular season than spring training on that play. Weeks was gunned down trying to steal second on a great throw by Jonathan Lucroy and later stole second successfully later in the game. Problem is – as it was a problem often last year too – his sliding still is so late. He is destined to break a finger, both times nearly oversliding second.
- Strikeouts were a big problem for A’s hitters as Brewers pitchers downed them eight times including Josh Donaldson three times in the game. One guy who only struck out once was Chris Carter who actually looked much less lost at the plate than he has when we’ve seen him in times past. Carter had a really nice double off of Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo who looked very sharp striking out four.
- While Brewers pitchers racked up eight K’s, the A’s pitchers did too. A’s pitchers however also limited the Brewers to just two hits Tommy Milone allowing one to Lucroy and Jerry Blevins allowing one to Logan Schafer. Ryan Cook pitched two hitless innings as did Graham Godfrey and Andrew Carignan threw one hitless frame.
- Eric Sogard got yet another start going 1-for-3. He has now played every day in the spring missing just one game became he couldn’t be in two places at one time while the split-squads were playing. This is only noteworthy in the sense that it truly shows how few options the A’s have in the infield with Adam Rosales not 100%. The only player who is not an infielder to play in five games is Collin Cowgill who went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in this contest.