Brewers pound San Francisco
PHOENIX (AP) – By now, Randy Wolf has become accustomed to spending his spring in a new home.
“I’ve done it a few times already. You kind of get used to it,” said Wolf, who threw two innings of one-hit baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 12-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday . “It’s nice to get out there.”
Milwaukee is the fourth team he started a season with – the Dodgers twice – since his last of eight seasons in Philadelphia in 2006. The next season he was in Los Angeles, then ’08 with the Padres before returning to the Dodgers last year, where he was 11-7 with a 3.23 ERA in 34 starts.
Wolf allowed only Nate Schierholtz’s two-out double off the right-field wall in the first inning. He struck out two and did not walk a hitter.
Center fielder Andres Torres doubled and triples in three at-bats for San Francisco, which lost for the first time this spring.
Eric Hacker, the Giants’ second pitcher, walked Jim Edmonds and hit Matt Treanor with a pitch before Escobar homered to left-center field to break a 1-all tie.
Eric Farris singled and later came home on a wild pitch by Byung-Hyun Kim, who then allowed Braun’s towering shot to left to make it 6-1.
Giants starter Kevin Pucetas allowed one hit in three innings with a strikeout.
“I thought he threw the ball real well,” said Giants bench coach Ron Wotus, who managed the split squad. “For early in spring baseball he had really good location.”
Giants (ss) 12, Diamondbacks 6
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Edwin Jackson pitched two innings of two-hit ball in his first start since being acquired in an offseason trade.
John Bowkers sparked the Giants’ nine-run fifth inning with a three-run home run. Left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, who pitched a no-hitter against San Diego on July 10, 2009, pitched two shutout innings, giving up three hits and walking three.
Center fielder Chris Young homered and hit a two-run double among his three hits for Arizona.