Braun's 3-run homer off Hand lifts Brewers over Padres

Posted April 01, 2018

Jankowski was a starter in the Padres outfield at the beginning of last season but injuries limited him to just 27 games in the majors in 2017. "You trust the man, that's why you give him the ball on the first day of the season". Their spring training numbers are impressive, following the first place Brewers with a 15-10 record, good for.600.

The Brewers enjoyed a wild ride on opening day, beating the San Diego Padres 2-1 in 12 innings on Thursday. "There was no consistent pattern to come to and he kept you honest enough inside so you couldn't hang out over the plate, so you've got to tip your hat a little bit but we'll have much better at-bats than that going forward". He sent one into orbit to center off former Yankee Tyler Clippard in the ninth to make it 6-1, finishing the day 3-for-5 with four RBIs. After a throwing error by third baseman Cory Spangenberg put runners on the corners, manager Andy Green came out with the hook. The submariner needed just two pitches to get Domingo Santana to ground out.

After beefing up their minor league system with draft picks and worldwide signings, the Padres figured it was time to bring in a veteran like Hosmer. 2 innings this spring. The San Diego Padres hope to prevent an 0-3 start for the second time in the last three years. Spangenberg hit a two-run homer to left and Austin Hedges followed with a shot to left.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ji-Man Choi says being with the Milwaukee Brewers reminds him of a fun day at an amusement park. First baseman Eric Hosmer, 28, will make his Padres debut after signing a $144 million, eight-year free agent contract early in spring training. Freddy Galvis leads the Padres with four hits and one RBI while Jose Pirela and Manuel Margot have combined for five hits and one RBI.

Brewers reliever Brandon Woodruff was hit by line drives by consecutive batters in the seventh. Counsell said Woodruff is fine.

The game's biggest moment may have been when Jeffress got Headley to ground into a 5-2-3 double play on a splitter to the end the 11th. With today's announcements, the Padres now have a full 40-man roster.

The Brewers will counter with RHP Jhoulys Chacin, who went 13-10 with a 3.89 ERA with San Diego last season.

The Padres shouldn't be an underdog at home to start the season; the Brewers shouldn't be a favorite on the road.