Brewers 7, Dodgers 1: The Offense Was … Beached During Beachy’s Comeback

The Dodgers fell to the Brewers 7-1 today as they were three-hit by Taylor Jungmann, snapping a three-game winning streak.

Brandon Beachy made his Dodgers debut today, coming back after two Tommy John surgeries, and it marked his first MLB appearance since 2013.

Beachy’s fastball velocity was down a tick from the last time he showed a period of effectiveness, and it was consistently clocking between 89-91 mph. The curve was inconsistent early, but he did spin some good ones that showed the pitch still had bite. I saw less of the slider and change, mainly because he seemed to lack command with those pitches. That was a theme tonight, as it wasn’t only the three walks that bit him, but also the command of his pitches in the zone, as hung breaking balls led to both Carlos Gomez‘s three-run double and the Ryan Braun double that set the stage. Overall, Beachy lasted just 78 pitches and four innings and gave up three runs, allowing eight baserunners to reach.

Chin Hui Tsao followed with two scoreless innings, striking out two and having one of the two hits he allowed erased by this ridiculous Yasiel Puig throw.

Adam Liberatore, Pedro Baez, Joel Peralta, and Juan Nicasio closed out the last three frames, but not before allowing four runs and putting the game out of reach.

Not that it mattered, since the offense did, well, basically nothing. Yasmani Grandal collected two hits, including a double, Howie Kendrick had a single, and Joc Pederson and Andre Ethier collected a walk each. That was it, as Jungmann faced just two batters over the minimum.

Hey, at least the run was manufactured. Doing the little things much better than getting hits, IMO.

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