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After terrific spring, Wolf hit hard

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Associated Press
April 2, 2010
— Milwaukee manager Ken Macha admits he probably jinxed starter Randy Wolf on Thursday.

Arizona’s Justin Upton and Mark Reynolds hit consecutive two-out homers off Wolf in the first inning, and the Diamondbacks added three more runs in the third on Chris Young’s leadoff homer and Rusty Ryal’s two-run, two-out shot to left in a 12-3 victory over the Brewers.


Wolf went four innings in his final start, allowing five runs on seven hits with three strikeouts. He allowed two runs in 16 previous innings.


“It was 100 percent my fault,” said Macha, who before the game had said Wolf was his only starter not to get roughed up this spring. “He might as well just join the group. It was a rough outing for him.”


Casey McGehee hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth for Milwaukee.


“Everybody is ready to leave and turn the page, go back to Milwaukee,” Macha said.


Brewer notes

-- Milwaukee RF Corey Hart was 0 for 2 with a walk, dropping his average to .123 (7 for 57).


-- Wolf finished the spring with 18 strikeouts and three walks.


-- Before the game, Macha said he had told left-handers Manny Parra and Chris Narveson that they’d be starting the season in the bullpen. Parra pitched a scoreless fifth inning for the Brewers, allowing one hit. “He threw the ball OK,” Macha said.



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