The Brewers lost to the Dodgers 11-2 in nine innings on Sunday, but they stopped trying to win in the seventh, when utility man Hernan Perez went to the mound to throw two innings of relief. Perez, one of two Milwaukee position players to try their luck at hurling in the game, acquitted himself nicely by not allowing any runs to score, but also proved himself as no real threat to anyone in the batter’s box when he plunked Austin Barnes with a 48 mile-per-hour pitch that we’ll generously call a slider.

The next hitter, Alex Wood, struck out on a 79 mph ... fastball. The umps probably could have called the game after that.