July 22, 2014

Lohse solid in Brewers debut

The Milwaukee Brewers got their first look at recently signed pitcher Kyle Lohse Thursday.  Lohse made the start as the Brewers wrapped up Cactus League play with a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Lohse, who saw his first live game action this year, gave up 1-run on 4-hits in 3 2/3 innings of work.  Despite not having a team to pitch for, he tossed simulated games as a free agent to stay ready for when his phone rang.  Manager Ron Roenicke said after the game that the team is likely to keep an extra pitcher on the roster while Lohse works his way back to form.

Offensively, Yuniesky Betancourt had 3-hits, including a home run, as he saw his first action of the spring as a Brewer.  Milwaukee signed the veteran Tuesday to add depth to the bench with Taylor Green being put on the DL.  Betancourt was with the Phillies for a majority of Spring Training.

The final roster decisions are expected to come this weekend as the Brewers host the Chicago White Sox Friday and Saturday at Miller Park.  Opening Day is Monday when the Rockies come to town.