In an all-to-familiar scene, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza left today’s exhibition game against the Houston Astros early, suffering from shoulder tightness.
Garza, who went 6-14 last year, left after 3 1/3 innings with the Brewers leading 2-1. He had surrendered 3-hits, including a solo home run to Tyler White. He walked two and struck out five.
The Astros scored three times in the sixth inning to pull out a 4-2 win.
Less than 24 hours after collecting 14 hits in a 6-1 win, the Brewers managed just five hits against the Astros today, two by Scooter Gennett and solo home runs from Domingo Santana and Ryan Braun.
The Brewers finished spring training 14-14-2, while Houston went 18-11-2, matching their most exhibition wins since 2007.
The Astros bullpen retired the last 12 Brewers hitters in order to preserve the victory. Former Brewer Carlos Gomez hit a two-run double in the sixth.
The Brewers will face their double-A team in Biloxi, Mississippi on Saturday before returning to Milwaukee to face the San Francisco Giants in the regular season opener on Monday at Miller Park.