PHOENIX -- Don't expect Jim Edmonds to ease up now that he's made the team.
Edmonds hit a two-run homer and an RBI double in the Milwaukee Brewers' 9-4 loss to the San Diego Padres on Friday.Edmonds' drive off Jon Garland in the second inning was his second homer of the spring. The four-time All-Star, who sat out last season, was in camp on a minor league deal before the Brewers purchased his contract Thursday.Garland pitched five innings, yielding two runs and three hits. He missed his previous scheduled start with what manager Bud Black said was a "cranky" right shoulder."I probably could have gone more today but there was no reason to push it," Garland said.The right-hander, who signed a $5.3 million, one-year contract with San Diego over the winter, said he got the strength back in his shoulder through consistent treatment."There aren't too many times when you feel 100 percent," Garland said. "I lost strength in the shoulder and that's what concerned me because that's when bigger problems come into the picture. But we worked it out and the strength's back."Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee's leading candidate to start on opening day, had a far less successful outing, allowing six runs and eight hits in three innings.Gallardo had allowed four runs in 14 innings over his previous four spring appearances."It was a tough day," he said. "I gave up a lot of soft base hits. I felt like I made some good pitches. They just got a bat and it and hit it hard enough to get through the infield."Yorvit Torrealba had two of the hits off Gallardo, an RBI double to cap San Diego's three-run first inning and a two-run single in the Padres' three-run third. He finished 3 for 4 with two doubles.San Diego has won 11 of its past 13 games."The pitching has been good, the defense has been solid, we're making things happen on the bases," Black said. "You add it all up and it's good."
Before the game, the Brewers returned C Jonathan Lucroy to minor league camp, reducing the roster to 33 players. ... Padres RF Will Venable made a diving catch to take a hit away from C George Kottaras in the second inning. Kottaras returned the favor in the top of the third, leaning over one of the coaches' chairs outside the Padres' dugout to catch Venable's popup.