WP - Kenta Maeda (12-5)
LP - Chase Anderson (7-3)
SV - Kenley Jansen (35)
HR - MIL: Domingo Santana (21); LAD: Logan Forsythe (4), Yasiel Puig (23)
The Milwaukee Brewers got off to a decent start on Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Chase Anderson kept the Dodgers scoreless through the first three innings and Domingo Santana hit a home run off of Kenta Maeda in the 2nd inning to give the Brewers an early 1-0 lead.
As it turns out, that would be the last hit the Brewers would have on the evening.
The Dodgers score one run each in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings, and that was enough for LA's shutdown bullpen to secure a 3-1 win.
As has become a theme of this west coast road trip, a solid start was wasted by an offense that couldn't get anything started. Anderson struck out 6 and walked 2 over 5 innings of work, allowing 2 runs.
The first run came on a solo homer by infielder Logan Forsythe, and the second was on a 2-out RBI single by Yasmani Grandal after Justin Turner walked and stole second base.
Jared Hughes came on in relief in the 6th inning, and promptly gave up a leadoff home run to Yasiel Puig for the final run of the game. The Dodgers would end up loading the bases that inning, but Oliver Drake was able to get Turner to strike out to end the inning.
In the end, it's hard to win when you have one hit. The Brewers were able to draw 4 walks on the night, but only one baserunner ever reached scoring position.
The Brewers will hope to fare better on Saturday night, when the Dodgers throw reliever Ross Stripling onto the mound for a spot start. The Cubs and Rockies also both lost, so the Brewers didn't lose any ground in the NL Central or Wildcard races.