GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Fulmer doesn't ask many questions about where he fits in the White Sox rotation as the 2017 season approaches.The No. 5 White Sox prospect per MLBPipeline.com simply tries to make quality pitches, as he did for three innings Wednesday at Camelback Ranch against the Brewers, during
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Fulmer doesn't ask many questions about where he fits in the White Sox rotation as the 2017 season approaches.
The No. 5 White Sox prospect per MLBPipeline.com simply tries to make quality pitches, as he did for three innings Wednesday at Camelback Ranch against the Brewers, during the Brewers' 5-4 victory. Fulmer allowed one run on No. 1 Brewers prospect Lewis Brinson's homer in the third, striking out two and walking one.
"Yeah, I always want to be in the rotation," Fulmer said. "We all work very hard to be a part of a big league roster. But I stay out of it. I am continuing to feed off the veteran guys in the clubhouse, learn as much as I can from them and their past experiences, and I feel that my time will come. If it's now, if it's later."
No. 3 Brewers prospect Josh Hader started and allowed one run on four hits over two innings, while striking out three. Tyler Cravy, competing for a spot in the Brewers' bullpen, hurled two scoreless innings and struck out three.
Avisail Garcia finished 3-for-3, including an opposite-field homer off Hader on a 1-2 pitch leading off the second. Garcia made two great catches in right, saving two runs in the fourth by snagging a line drive from Ivan De Jesus Jr. to hold runners on first and second. Tyler Saladino's two-run shot in the seventh tied the game at 3, and Rymer Liriano's solo blast against his old team in the eighth gave the White Sox a brief lead.
But De Jesus Jr. connected for a one-out, two-run shot off Juan Minaya in the ninth to give Milwaukee the victory.
Brewers Up Next:Zach Davies gets the start when the Brewers return to Peoria, Ariz., to play the Padres on Thursday afternoon. The 2:10 p.m. CT game will air on Gameday Audio and the Brewers Radio Network.
White Sox Up Next:Lucas Giolito makes his third Cactus League start in a contest at home against the D-backs with a 2:05 p.m. CT first pitch at Camelback Ranch. Giolito is coming off of three shutout innings against the Angels, striking out three and not issuing a free pass. Zach Putnam, Zack Burdi and Jake Petricka also are scheduled to pitch for the White Sox.
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