Besides a rough stretch in May, Kyle Lohse has been exactly what the Milwaukee Brewers expected when they signed him a week before the season started.
Two days after having a start cut short due to a rain delay, Lohse was at his best Wednesday evening in Washington. A solo home run was the only blemish on his line, as Lohse worked eight strong innings in Milwaukee's 4-1 win.
"It was really good," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said of Lohse's start. "He actually started off a little bit where his command was OK. As the game went on, he mixed in his off-speed better, his fastball was located better, thought his slider was located better. I thought the last few innings were the best."
Anthony Rendon jumped on a first-pitch curveball for a two-out, solo home run in the seventh inning, but Lohse bounced back to work a perfect eighth inning, finishing at 103 pitches.
Lohse almost was pinch-hit for in the sixth inning, but Logan Schafer's two-out, two-run triple let Roenicke keep Lohse ...