PHOENIX -- It was a power fest Saturday on a beautiful spring day and the ball flew around and out of Maryvale Baseball Park with abandon as the Brewers prevailed over the Rockies, 7-6.The clubs combined for three homers, five doubles and a triple.Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story homered in
PHOENIX -- It was a power fest Saturday on a beautiful spring day and the ball flew around and out of Maryvale Baseball Park with abandon as the Brewers prevailed over the Rockies, 7-6.
The clubs combined for three homers, five doubles and a triple.
Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story homered in the fourth inning for Colorado off Milwaukee reliever Tyler Cravy, and Orlando Arcia hit one for the Brewers in the home half of the sixth.
"I'm trying to see the ball, stay healthy and be ready for April 4," said Arenado, whose two-run homer was his second of the spring. "I've gotten a couple of bloopers in the spring. I wish I could save those for the season. But it's all good."
Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson was scratched from the start prior to the game because of a sore oblique and was replaced by Jon Gray.
Brewers starter Taylor Jungmann walked Gerardo Parra on four pitches to open the festivities, and then settled down to work three innings of hitless, shutout ball with four strikeouts.
"It started a little rough," Jungmann said. "I got a couple of 3-2 counts. I'm going to try to minimize going deep into those counts this year, try to get deeper into games. Things like that. I'm happy with the way I threw."
Up next for the Rockies: Righty Jordan Lyles spent his first two Cactus League starts trying to find the sharpness of his secondary pitches. Expect him to go longer than the three innings he went the last time out when he takes the mound Sunday against the Dodgers and lefty Clayton Kershaw at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (2:10 p.m. MT, live on MLB.TV).
Up next for the Brewers: The Brewers play the Indians on Sunday at Goodyear Ballpark in a 3:05 p.m. CT game with right-hander Chase Anderson getting the start. Though Arizona is one of the only states in the country that doesn't recognize Daylight Savings Time, Brewers manager Craig Counsell is giving the players an extra 90 minutes to sleep in. They aren't due to the Maryvale Baseball Park clubhouse until 9:30 a.m. local time. Listen live to a free webcast from brewers.com.
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow @boomskie on Twitter.