Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann (9-8) struggled in his final start of the season Thursday, lasting only three-plus innings while allowing three runs on four hits and four walks against the San Diego Padres .
After putting up a sparkling 2.23 ERA through his first 13 starts after being called up, things took a distinct turn for the worse for Jungmann down the stretch, as he was bombarded to the tune of 24 earned runs in 22.2 innings over his final five outings, a stretch that can largely be attributed to a sudden tendency to serve up long balls.
Jungmann gave up eight homers in those last five outings -- an odd development, considering that he'd allowed just four in his first 25 starts of the year, including his time in the minors. Still, the fine run Jungmann went on -- not to mention the lack of luster associated with his name despite his status as a former No. 12 overall pick -- will make him an intriguing sleeper option in next year's drafts.
Over his last four starts, Jungmann has completely imploded -- he's given up a whopping seven homers among 25 hits in 19 2/3 innings, leading to 22 runs (21 earned). The walk rate has spiked; the strikeout rate has faded. Jungmann's shown a lot of promise in his rookie campaign, but his recent stretch serves as a painful reminder that he hasn't yet arrived as a legitimate fantasy asset in standard formats.
Jungmann gave up just one run on three hits in six innings to raise his record to 9-5 and shrink his ERA to 2.42. He walked two and whiffed three.
The right-hander escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third, then locked in to retire the next eight batters he faced. A groundout tallied the lone run against him in the fifth.
Jungmann has yielded just one run over his last 12 innings.
Jungmann threw six scoreless innings while allowing just three hits. He struggled slightly with his command, as he struck out five batters but allowed three walks.
With the win, Jungmann improved to 8-5 on the year with a 2.48 ERA.
Jungmann (7-5, 2.66 ERA) allowed a two-run home run to Michael Taylor in the second inning, before the Nationals put up a three-spot in the fourth.
Despite the rough outing, the young right-hander has been rather impressive in 2015. Saturday was the first time in his young career that he allowed more than four earned runs--and just the second time he allowed more than two.
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