Trevor Hoffman has been working hard in his first two Cactus League outings. He was touched for four more hits and two more runs by the Dodgers on Monday, three days after he allowed a run on two hits against the Angels.
Manager Ken Macha isn’t worried.
“He’s free and easy,” Macha said. “If he’s healthy, he’s going to pitch.”
Macha was curious to see the radar gun readings from Hoffman’s outing. Hoffman was not the only Brewers pitcher knocked around by the Dodgers’ starter Doug Davis surrendered three runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings on Monday.
All nine of the Dodgers starters had at least one hit in their 8-4 win over the Brewers, who were out-hit, 16-6.
“I thought the Dodgers had a tremendous approach,” Macha said. “That’s why they had eight runs. They hit the ball to the middle of the field, they hit the ball the other way and I thought their approach against Trevor and against Davis was tremendous. I hope some of our young guys were watching the game.”