MARYVALE, AZ (WSAU) Khris Davis has homered in three straight games – and his latest shot gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-to-3 exhibition win over the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday.
Davis, who’s filling in for Ryan Braun in left field, hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning. He also singled and walked, while raising his Cactus League batting average for the spring to .348.
Starter Mark Rogers gave up two unearned runs in three innings, with three hits and three walks. Manager Ron Roenicke said Rogers’ pitching command comes-and-goes – and he’s just now starting to get some breaking balls over the plate.
The Milwaukee relievers had a better showing yesterday. Alfredo Figaro gave up one hit in three innings with three strikeouts. Michael Olmsted struck out a pair in the ninth to get his second save of the spring.
The Brewers are now 6-and-6 in the Cactus League. They’ll play Texas this afternoon. The Brewers made several personnel moves yesterday involving eight pitchers.
They optioned left-hander Miguel De Los Santos to Triple-“A” Nashville, and right-handers Santo Manzanillo and Ariel Pena to Double-“A” Huntsville.
Five young hurlers were sent to the Brewers’ minor league camp – Taylor Jungmann (young-man), Arcenio Leon, Darren Byrd, Jed Bradley, and Jairo Asencio.
De Los Santos and Asencio were still in the Dominican Republic at last word, due to issues with their visas.