Padres 8, Brewers 6
By winning his first game of the spring, the 25-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA to 1.50 in 12 innings.
“I try to pitch every game like its the last game I’m going to start,” Brazelton said. “I want to leave an impression.”
He appears to be doing just that. Acquired in a December trade with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Brazelton is making a strong push to be San Diego’s No. 5 starter, or possibly a long reliever.
“He’s certainly pitching very well and making it difficult on what we’re going to do,” Padres manager Bruce Bochy said.
The Padres scored six runs in the third inning off Brewers left-hander Zach Jackson. Dave Roberts, Mike Piazza, Ryan Klesko and Vinny Castilla each drove in a run with a single. It was Castilla’s first game since returning from a stint with Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.