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Brewers 1, Cubs 4: New offense, old struggles

A nice outing by Taylor Jungmann wasn't enough for the Brewers.

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Win: Hammel (6-5)
Loss: Jungmann (5-3)
Save: Rondon (15)

HR: Braun (19), Rizzo (19)


Welcome to your new 2015 Brewers, where the starting lineups are made up and the results don't matter.

Taylor Jungmann had an interesting start, giving up seven hits and two walks in 5.2 innings. However, seven strikeouts and an error by Elian Herrera allowed him to escape with just two earned runs to his name. Another out, and he would have had yet another quality start. It wasn't Jungmann's best outing, but I think it's always encouraging to see a young player still have an alright day when they don't have their best stuff. Poise on the mound or whatever you call it, it's what you want to see from these guys.

The offense, on the other hand, struggled just as much without Carlos Gomez, Gerardo Parra and Aramis Ramirez as it did with them. Ryan Braun hit a solo home run in the first inning, then the Brewers picked up just six additional hits while getting shut out the rest of the way.

Jungmann, by the way, had two of the Brewers seven hits, including a double. New center fielder Shane Peterson also had two hits, along with a walk. Khris Davis reached twice on a single and a walk.

The Brewers and Cubs go again tomorrow. First pitch is set for 6:10 CT.