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Rangers lose to Brewers Sunday 9-3

The Rangers lost to the Brewers on Sunday by the score of 9-3. There was a big old ugly 6 spot in the 8th that was the primary reason we lost.
However, I don’t feel like writing about it right now. The adoption I mentioned yesterday fell through, and I’m pretty devastated. :(


ST4: Mar 5, 2006 vs. Brewers (T: 5-5)
1-2-1 (.333) – 6th – 2Gb – Streak L2
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Game Recap
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Doug Davis’ only changeup didn’t work out too well. Still, the Milwaukee left-hander struck out four of eight batters Sunday in the Brewers’ 9-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Davis only wanted to throw the offspeed pitch against left-handed hitters in his first spring start. He got one chance, and Brad Wilkerson hit a home run in the first inning.
“It was located right. It might have been a little bit too high,” Davis said. “But my arm felt real good.”
Nelson Cruz put Milwaukee ahead to stay with his two-run homer in the seventh off loser John Wasdin that made it 3-2. Lou Palmisano had a three-run double to start the scoring in a six-run eighth off minor leaguer Jesse Chavez.
Matt Wise, the fifth Brewers pitcher, was the winner after a shutout sixth in which he allowed a hit and a walk.
After Wilkerson pulled a 2-1 fastball foul in the first, Davis went to the changeup. Wilkerson kept his hands back and hit his first spring homer to right-center for a 1-0 lead.
Davis allowed two hits over two innings. He struck out the leadoff hitter both times, as well as the final hitter each inning.
“It was a decent start,” said Davis, 11-11 with a 3.84 ERA last season. “I don’t think my arm’s entirely in shape right now, not as strong as I want it.”
Former NL All-Star Vicente Padilla, traded from Philadelphia, and former first-round pick John Danks — a 20-year-old left-hander who was the ninth overall pick in 2003 — both threw two shutout innings for the Rangers.
“John was good, he’s crisp. Vinny was real good too,” manager Buck Showalter said. “A guy comes over to a new club, you like to see him get off to a clean start. It was a good first step for him.”
Texas went ahead 2-0 in the third when Phil Nevin had a sacrifice fly for his fourth RBI in four games.
Milwaukee closed to 2-1 in the fifth when Jon Leicester hit Chad Moeller with the bases loaded. Leicester, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in an offseason trade, retired only one of five batters.
Notes
Texas closer Francisco Cordero (sore shoulder) threw breaking pitches for the first time this spring training during a 15-minute throwing session. … Rangers 3B Hank Blalock will get a day off Monday to rest a sore throwing arm. He was scheduled to go with the team to Tucson for a game against Arizona. … Rangers C Gerald Laird had a stolen base and threw out both runners who tried to steal against him.

Box Score

CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
MILWAUKEE            0  0  0   0  1  0   2  6  0   9 11  1
TEXAS                1  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  1   3  8  0   FINAL
WP - MATT WISE (1-0) LP - JOHN WASDIN (0-1)
HOME RUNS: MIL - NELSON CRUZ (2) OFF JOHN WASDIN IN THE 7TH TEX - BRAD WILKERSON (1) OFF DOUG DAVIS IN THE 1ST
TIME: 0:00 ATT: 5,654
MILWAUKEE (9) AT TEXAS (3)
MILWAUKEE AB R H BI TEXAS AB R H BI T Gwynn Jr. cf 4 0 0 0 A Brown lf 3 0 0 0 Z Sorensen cf 0 1 0 0 A Baldiris 2b 2 0 0 0 J Hardy ss 4 0 1 0 R Yan cf 3 0 2 0 O Chavez ss 1 1 1 1 S Murphy lf 1 0 0 0 B Hall 2b 2 0 0 0 B Wilkerson rf 2 1 1 1 H Iribarren 2b 1 0 1 2 I Gac 1b 1 0 0 0 C Koskie 3b 3 0 0 0 P Nevin 1b 1 0 0 1 V Rottino 3b 2 1 1 0 A Hyzdu rf 2 0 1 0 G Gross lf 2 1 0 0 J Botts dh 3 0 1 0 B Nelson lf 2 0 0 0 T Mehl dh 1 0 0 0 C Hart 1b 3 1 2 0 I Kinsler 2b 2 0 0 0 N Yost IV 1b 2 1 1 0 B Boggs cf 1 0 0 0 N Cruz rf 2 1 1 2 G Laird c 2 0 1 0 S Moss rf 1 1 1 0 N Trzesniak c 2 1 1 0 L Palmisano dh 4 1 2 3 J Arias ss 2 0 0 0 C Moeller c 1 0 0 1 D Jimenez ss 2 0 1 1 M Johnson c 1 0 0 0 T Metcalf 3b 2 1 0 0 J Whittleman 3b 1 0 0 0 TOTALS 35 9 11 9 TOTALS 33 3 8 3
MILWAUKEE 000 010 260 -- 9 TEXAS 101 000 001 -- 3
E--O Chavez. DP--MILWAUKEE 1. LOB--MILWAUKEE 8, TEXAS 7. 2B--L Palmisano, O Chavez, N Trzesniak. HR--N Cruz 1 (2) (off J Wasdin), B Wilkerson 1 (1) (off D Davis). SB--G Laird 1 (1). CS--B Hall, L Palmisano, T Mehl. S--M Johnson. SF--P Nevin.
IP H R ER BB SO HR MILWAUKEE D Davis 2 2 1 1 0 4 1 K Davis 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 J Capellan 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 D Kolb 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 M Wise (W,1-0) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 B Evert 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 J Kershner 2 3 1 1 0 3 0 TEXAS V Padilla 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 J Danks 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 J Leicester 1-3 1 1 1 2 1 0 J Durocher 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 0 K Walker 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 J Wasdin (L,0-1) 1 4 2 2 0 1 1 D Lee 2-3 3 5 5 2 0 0 J Chavez 1-3 2 1 1 0 0 0 A Alfonseca 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
WP--K Davis. HBP--C Moeller by J Leicester. SO--MIL: B Nelson, T Gwynn Jr., J Hardy, N Cruz. TEX: A Brown 2, J Botts 2, P Nevin, J Arias, S Murphy, B Boggs, I Gac, I Kinsler, N Trzesniak. BB--MIL: B Hall 2, Z Sorensen, G Gross, L Palmisano, N Cruz, S Moss. TEX: B Wilkerson, I Kinsler, T Metcalf. T--0:00. A--5,654.

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  1. I am sorry about the adoption. Your family is in our prayers.

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