Johnson lost for the first time in 15 decisions against the Brewers, who had not beaten the five-time Cy Young Award winner since August 5, 1992. He has lost his first two decisions for the first time since 1989 after his worst performance in nine years.
The Brewers shelled Johnson (0-2) for 10 earned runs, matching his career high set on April 10, 1994, when he was with the
. He surrendered 10 hits and two walks while striking out four in 4 2/3 innings.
"I felt like I had normal stuff coming out of the bullpen. Obviously, I wasn't fooling anybody," Johnson said. "It was evident by the runs and the hits I gave up. I don't expect to give up any runs, let alone 10, so you can only imagine how I feel after walking off the mound giving up 10 runs."
"(Johnson) couldn't pinpoint anything," Arizona manager
said. "Velocity was good, location was good for the most part, but when he threw a pitch over the plate, they hit it. I'm not sure what was going out there tonight."
Johnson uncharacteristically struggled against lefthanded hitters. He had allowed just one hit to a lefty in his first two starts, but Jenkins and
combined to go 5-for-6 with three RBI against the hard-throwing southpaw.
"Randy is an awesome pitcher and he has done so well against us. We made some good adjustments tonight and capitalized on some pitches to hit," Jenkins said. "He wasn't himself, leaving some pitches over the zone, and we tried to be aggressive. We swung at better pitches to hit and hit them when they were in the zone."
Jenkins had three hits against Johnson and started the rout with an RBI single in the first inning. He had a single in the third inning and added a two-run double in the fifth.
Jenkins is 7-for-13 with eight RBI and three runs scored in three games since returning from a dislocated ankle suffered last season.
"It is a big boost for us getting Jenkins back," Milwaukee manager
said. "It is big having him in our lineup."
Sanchez opened the game with a double and, after
got hit by a pitch with one out, scored on Jenkins' single three batters later.
to load the bases with two outs and
followed with a double to plate Sexson and Jenkins for a 3-0 lead. Hammonds and Perez scored on
's single for a five-run cushion.
"We wanted to try and stay aggressive against Randy, so we wanted to go out and try to score some runs against him early," Yost said. "Getting five in the first was a big boost for us."
Arizona scored twice off Milwaukee starter
in the fourth inning, but the Brewers tagged Johnson again in the fifth.
Again the sparkplug was Sanchez, who hit a leadoff single and stole second.
drew a walk, and Sexson singled to plate Sanchez for a 6-2 lead.
Jenkins followed with a two-run double and scored on a single by Perez to make it 9-2 and chase Johnson.
Omar Villareal entered and loaded the bases before walking Sanchez to force home Perez - a run that was credited to Johnson.
Franklin (1-1) surrendered five runs - four earned - and seven hits in six-plus innings. He left after loading the bases with none out in the seventh.