Dodgers Vs. Brewers Recap: Greinke & Offense Struggle

[new_royalslider id=”279″] After falling 9-3 on Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers squared off in game two of the three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Mike Fiers set the Dodgers down in order in the first inning. Zack Greinke pitched a scoreless first inning as well.

It wouldn’t stay scoreless for long as Khris Davis hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning putting the Brewers up 2-0. It was Davis’ 19th home run this season.

The Dodgers’ first run and hit of the game came in the top of the fourth inning when Adrian Gonzalez hit a solo home run cutting the Brewers lead in half, 2-1. It was Gonzalez’s 17th home run of the season.

The Brewers got that run back when Carlos Gomez hit a solo shot of his own in the bottom of the sixth. It was Gomez’s 18th home run this season extending Milwaukee’s lead to 3-1. The inning got worse for Greinke when an RBI single for Aramis Ramirez made it 4-1. This came after allowing a single to Jonathan Lucroy and walking Ryan Braun. The Dodger offense failed to do much of anything against Fiers, notching just three total hits.

Zack Greinke was replaced by Brian Wilson in the bottom of the seventh inning. Greinke went 6.0 innings giving up four runs on eight hits with one walk and six strikeouts. Wilson worked around a walk to toss a scoreless inning. Offensively, the Dodgers went quiet again in the eighth to keep the score at 4-1.

Pedro Baez came in to pitch the bottom half of the inning. He quickly got two groundouts to Justin Turner before giving up a single to Ramirez. Another ground ball to Turner ended the inning and sent the game into the ninth.

Francisco Rodriguez took the mound to close things out for the Brewers. Andre Ethier pinch-hit for Baez and walked. Dee Gordon followed with a fly out and Puig grounded to short for a fielders’ choice. Gonzalez flared a single into right, but Kemp grounded out to end the game.
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