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Dodgers Look For Second Win Over Brewers In Brandon Beachy’s Debut



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Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

A signing that the Los Angeles Dodgers front office made back in February with an eye on future will at last come to fruition Saturday. Brandon Beachy, who was recovering from Tommy John surgery when the Dodgers signed him, made five successful rehab starts prior to being reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Saturday.

After throwing 1.2 innings in a start with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, Beachy was moved to Triple-A Oklahoma City where he more aggressively pushed through his starts. In four outings with the OKC Dodgers, he tossed 17 innings and allowed just five earned runs on 18 hits. In 46 career starts, all with the Atlanta Braves, Beachy is 14-11 with 3.23 ERA and 1.13 WHIP.

Taylor Jungmann opposes Beachy and enters with a 3-1 record and 2.43 ERA. Additionally, the right-hander Jungmann carries a 1.11 WHIP and .271 BABIP. The rookie pitcher has gone at least six innings in four of six starts, and allowed more than two earned runs in an outing only once.

Jungmann is coming off having allowed one run over eight innings against the Cincinnati Reds in his third win of the season. Although the Milwaukee Brewers have beaten the Dodgers 11 out of 16 games since 2010, the Dodgers won last night by coming back in the seventh inning after being no-hit by Jimmy Nelson through 5.1 innings.

Andre Ethier, who has out of Friday’s lineup due to general soreness, returns Saturday. With Beachy added to the active roster, the Dodgers optioned Josh Ravin to Triple-A Oklahoma City and designated Matt West for assignment.

Dodgers Lineup:

CF: Joc Pederson

2B: Howie Kendrick

3B: Justin Turner

1B: Adrian Gonzalez

C: Yasmani Grandal

RF: Yasiel Puig

LF: Andre Ethier

SS: Jimmy Rollins

P: Brandon Beachy

Brewers Lineup:

LF: Gerardo Parra

C: Jonathan Lucroy

RF: Ryan Braun

1B: Adam Lind

CF: Carlos Gomez

3B: Aramis Ramirez

SS: Jean Segura

2B: Scooter Gennett

P: Taylor Jungmann

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