Zito allows 2 runs in latest tuneup
“All in all, my stuff is feeling good. I haven’t got the full feel of the changeup yet, and that’s a big pitch for me,” Zito said.
The left-hander allowed a two-run double in the second inning to Chris Duffy.
Brian Rohlinger won the game with a three-run homer in the ninth, his third ninth-inning homer in four days.
“It’s early. I’m fresh. The bat is lighter than it will be at the end of the year,” Rohlinger said. “I’m just trying to see the ball good and take good swings.”
Milwaukee left-hander Manny Parra pitched four scoreless innings in his second start of the spring, using a changeup he plans to incorporate more this season after seeing the success former teammate C.C. Sabathia had with it last year.
“(Sabathia) used his changeup more than any time in his career, and it was very effective,” said Parra, who said he threw 10 changeups Tuesday. “The fastball is still my primary pitch, but I’m really focusing this year on the changeup.”
Parra has given up two hits in six scoreless innings this spring.
New San Francisco shortstop Edgar Renteria had a two-out, two-run double to tie it at 2 in the fifth inning, his first RBIs of the spring.
The Giants lead the major in spring homers with 23.
San Francisco optioned LHP Pat Misch to Triple-A on Monday and reassigned RHPs Ramon Ortiz and Ronnie Ray, C Todd Jennings and 1B Josh Phelps to the minor league camp. Phelps has been troubled by a nerve issue in a shoulder and could miss a week. “We want him to go down and get healthy,” manager Bruce Bochy said. … Brewers manager Ken Macha remains confident that 3B Bill Hall (calf) will be ready for the start of the regular season. … Brewers P Braden Looper is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday. The right-hander has been sidelined by a sore oblique muscle.