Justin Miller was the losing pitcher today. Although his spring training ERA is 0.00, he didn't pitch nearly that well today. He allowed 5 runs on 4 hits (2 doubles) and a walk. He also struck out 1. Miller was charged with 2 wild pitches, but in my opinion one of them should have been a passed ball on Eli Whiteside. Justin was really the only pitcher that the Japanese team hit hard.
Alex Hinshaw did not help Miller out at all. He came into the game with 1 out and 2 men on. Alex proceeded to give up 2 hits and allowed both of Miller's runs to score. He also tallied 1 strikeout. This was a pretty average spring outing for Hinshaw, who has given up 8 hits in 4 innings now. I expected him to be almost a given in the 2009 bullpen, but he has me a little worried.