The Milwaukee Brewers are in first place in the National League Central with a 17-11 record this season, but nothing went right during their 16-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
According to MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy, the Brewers not only lost by 12 runs, but pitcher Alec Bettinger also set an all-time record by allowing 11 earned runs in his first start.
Arnie Munoz of the Chicago White Sox also let up 11 runs in a start against the Montreal Expos in June 2004.
Over the span of four innings, the Brewers right-hander surrendered 11 earned runs, 11 hits, and two walks.
Manager Craig Counsell left McCalvy in for so long, according to McCalvy, because the team is struggling with a number of injuries and is in the middle of a stretch of 17 games in as many days.
Taking him out early would have put the bullpen under unnecessary strain in a game that was decided in the first two innings.
In the first inning, AJ Pollock hit a grand slam, and in the second, Matt Beaty hit a grand slam.
Bettinger became the only pitcher in the modern era to give up multiple grand slams in his debut, as he also gave up RBI singles to Beaty in the first and fourth innings.
Alec Bettinger Contract
The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Alec Bettinger to a one-year contract.
Alec Bettinger Salary
Alec Bettinger earns an annual salary of $570,500.
Alec Bettinger’s Net Worth
Alec Bettinger’s Net Worth is estimated to be around $ 1 million