Brewers’ first-round pick Eric Arnett pitched tonight for Helena in his pro debut.
The 21-year-old righty’s first outing was not outstanding. He gave up two earned runs in an inning of work with one hit, two walks and no strikeouts.
The Brewers 2008 compensatory pick (32nd overall) Jake Odorizzi made his 2009 debut tonight as well. The righty started the game and pitched four innings while giving up six hits, three walks and five earned runs. He tallied one strikeout. The 19 year old was 1-2 in 11 games, four starts, last year with a 3.48 ERA.
Catcher Cameron Garfield, who was 5-5 in his pro debut last night, is human. He is merely 1-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored tonight. His average dropped to .750.
Helena was losing 8-7 in the eighth inning at the time of this post.