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Brewers 1, Nationals 6: Jungmann gets hit hard

Taylor Jungmann had maybe the worst start of his major league career Saturday night.

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Win: Ross (4-5)
Loss: Jungmann (7-5)

HR: Davis (15), Taylor (13), Rendon (2)


Taylor Jungmann has been nothing short of fantastic since being called up to make his first major league start on June 9. Since that time, he has been one of the best pitchers in the league. However, every pitcher has a bad start once in a while. Jungmann was bound to have one at some point, and that point happened to come along Saturday night.

Pitching against the Nationals, Jungmann made it out of the first inning unscathed due to a great play by Shane Peterson in center field. After a single and walk to lead off the inning, Jungmann gave up a liner to Bryce Harper that Peterson snagged on a diving play, then stood and threw to third base to get the lead runner trying to tag up for a fantastic double play.

The second inning started more promising, with two strikeouts. A Wilson Ramos single and Michael Tayler homer made it a 2-0 game, though. The Nationals expanded that lead to 5-0 in the fourth courtesy of two singles, two doubles and a walk. The third out of that inning came on a play at the plate, preventing it from getting any worse.

Jungmann's final line: four innings pitched, five earned runs, seven hits, three walks and five strikeouts. Not his best night, but again, everyone has bad nights. There are more to come for Jungmann, but there will hopefully be many more good starts.

The Brewers lone run came on a Khris Davis home run in the seventh inning. Milwaukee collected just seven hits and one walk. Jean Segura had a pair of singles and Jonathan Lucroy reached twice on a hit and a walk. Domingo Santana had a double in a pinch-hit appearance.

The Brewers and Nationals play one more tomorrow, with first pitch slated for 12:35 CT.