"It’s not an, ‘Oh well,’" he said. "It’s, ‘OK, let’s think about what we need to work on for the next start.’"
In the longer view, he said he’s healthy and ready to go.
"That’s the most important thing. Except for this, I felt like every other outing was really solid," Lohse said. "This start was ugly, but you turn the page. The next one is the one that counts."
Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said he likes how Lohse has been pitching. Lohse entered the game with a 1.80 ERA this spring.
"I don’t know how to explain today," Roenicke said. "Sometimes, your command just isn’t there. Sometimes you’re facing a pretty good team. He knows what he needs to do. We feel good with him opening up."
Ryan Braun sat out with a tight hamstring. The team hopes he’ll be ready to go Thursday.