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Brewers Option Struggling Taylor Jungmann to Triple-A Colorado Springs

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that they have optioned 26-year-old starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann to Triple-A Colorado Springs while recalling David Goforth from Colorado Springs.

Jungmann, who lasted just 3.2 innings in the Brewers 7-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, has struggled since his second start of the season when he gave up 8 runs to the Cardinals in just two innings of work.

After losing his start yesterday, Jungmann fell to 0-4 on the season, making him on pace to go 0-31 with a 9.15 earned run average. One issue for Jungmann so far this year has been his command. He’s only struck out 13 batters this year while walking the same amount.

Going back to Jungmann’s 2015, he entered the month of a September with a 2.48 earned run average and he saw it dip to 2.42 during the month. Jungmann however finished 2015 with a 8.35 earned run average and a 4.79 earned run average after the all-star break after a 2.15 pre all-star earned run average. Those same struggles have carried on into 2016, leading to this roster move by the Brewers.

Jungmann hasn’t won a start since September 3rd of last year, so the Brewers are hoping he can get his confidence back despite Colorado being a shaky place to pitch.

The Brewers pitching staff rankings 29th in baseball in earned run average only ahead of the Colorado Rockies. Jimmy Nelson has been the only Brewers pitcher worth watching this far, as Milwaukee’s opening day starter Wily Peralta has also struggled majorily too.

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