There was no comeback for the Dodgers today. There was no thrilling rally or grand slam home run to save them. This was just a quiet effortless shutout. The Dodger bats went cold as they shuffled off to board a plane to Los Angeles with the embarrassment of being shutdown by Zach Davies.
Yup that’s right. The Dodgers were shutdown by right hander Zach Davies in the series finale in Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon. The Dodgers managed just three singles as Davies tossed six shutout frames en route to a 3-0 Milwaukee victory as the Brewers avoided a series sweep.
Dodgers 0 3 0
Brewers 3 5 1
The Dodgers managed just three piddly singles against Davies who had an ERA of well over 5 entering today’s game. One was a bunt single from Cody Bellinger. Davies threw six shutout frames allowing just three singles, walking one and striking out 6. The Milwaukee bullpen finally closed the door in this one pitching three scoreless innings.
Kenta Maeda’s struggles continued as he allowed two runs on four hits over just four innings of work. He walked 3 and struck out 7 but was unable to go deep into the game again. He settled in after giving up a first inning home run to Eric Thames. Maeda has been petty horrendous this season though, and I’m starting to wonder if he’s ever going to figure it out this year. Although it did seem like he was starting to turn things around after posting a 3.38 ERA over his last several starts.
The Brewers scored just two more runs the rest of the way. One of those came in the bottom of the second inning when Manny Pina walked, Orlando Arcia was hit by a pitch and Eric Sogard’s RBI single to right scored Pina to put the Brewers up by a 2-0 score. The Brewers added one more in the bottom of the eighth when Domingo Santana hit his second home run of the series of off Sergio Romo. That put the Brewers ahead 3-0. The Dodgers never threatened.
This recap will contain no photos or videos because the Dodgers did nothing to cheer about and there were no highlights. This was just a mundane boring loss. The Dodgers will come back home to start a six game home stand. They’ll kick it off with a three game series against the dangerous Washington Nationals. Gio Gonzalez will face Hyun-jin Ryu in the series opener.