WP: Julio Urias (1-1)
LP: Matt Albers (1-1)
SV: Kenley Jansen (6)
HR: Cody Bellinger (10), Max Muncy (5), Christian Yelich (10)
Zach Davies made his second straight start against the Dodgers tonight, and while he wasn’t as effective as in his previous start, he still put together a good outing. He pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and three walks, with just two strikeouts. He was up to 97 pitches at the end of the fifth, so his day came to an end there as his spot came up in the bottom of the fifth. Unfortunately, Dodgers started Julio Urias was better, not allowing a hit until the fifth inning. He ended up pitching six innings total, just allowing a single hit and two walks.
Meanwhile, all of the damage that the Dodgers did came in the sixth. Matt Albers took over for Davies, and Cody Bellinger came up and hit his tenth home run to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. After a single from A.J. Pollock, Max Muncy hit another home run to increase the Dodgers lead to 3-0. That was it for the sixth. Jacob Barnes pitched a scoreless seventh, then Jeremy Jeffress had a scoreless eighth.
On the Brewers offense, they struggled to get anything going tonight. They didn’t get a runner to second until the eighth inning. In total, the Brewers offense scattered five hits in the game and drew just two walks, while striking out twelve times.
The Brewers offense did make it interesting late, though. In the eighth, Hernan Perez led off with a single then stole second. Lorenzo Cain came up with two outs and singled to left, and Perez tried to score, but was thrown out at the plate to keep the Brewers off the board.
Christian Yelich then led off the ninth inning by hitting his tenth home run of the season, cutting the deficit to 3-1. After Ryan Braun struck out and Yasmani Grandal grounded out, Jesus Aguilar singled to bring Travis Shaw to the plate as the tying run. However, Travis Shaw popped out to end the game.
Game two of this series between the Dodgers and the Brewers will take place tomorrow evening. Jhoulys Chacin will try to get on track as he faces Ross Stripling of the Dodgers. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.