Maybe Friday was just a night to work out the kinks. First, the scoreboard went on the blink, causing about a five-minute delay in the opening inning. Then the Milwaukee Brewers' offense followed suit, managing just three hits in a 7-2 exhibition loss to the Chicago White Sox before 11,818 at Miller Park. The scoreboard eventually came back, but the same couldn't be said for Milwaukee's bats, which were shut down by seven Chicago pitchers. Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run just inside the left-field foul pole off Matt Lindstrom in the fourth inning, and that was about it for the Brewers. Left-handed starter Hector Santiago got things rolling for the White Sox by throwing three perfect innings with five strikeouts. Aside from Braun's homer, the Brewers managed only singles by Alex Gonzalez and Norichika Aoki. "I really like their pitching," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "I think anytime you come out and pitch that way, any offense is going to look a little flat. "We've been doing OK. Just trying to get that lineup together as many days as we can, and see what happens." Wily Peralta, who will open the regular season as the Brewers' No. 3 starter, pitched better than his final line showed. He allowed four hits, four runs (two earned) and three walks along with three strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings (81 pitches) in a start in which he didn't get a lot of help from the defense.
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Mar 30