The Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets ran a marathon Saturday night at Miller Park. It took 18 innings to find a clear winner. Finally, in the 18th, Ryan Braun walked it off with a two-run single to give the Brewers a 4-3 win.
It was Braun’s career-high tying sixth hit of the night. He pretty much was the offense for Milwaukee. The rest of the Brewers had five hits in their 54 at-bats.
This was the longest game (in terms of innings, 18) in Brewers history.
Gio Gonzalez pitched well in his second start for the Brewers. He allowed just one run on three hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Next up, the Brewers (19-16) look for the series sweep of the Mets (16-17) on Sunday. Zach Davies (3|0, 1.38 ERA, 21 SO) will get the start for Milwaukee. New York will counter with Jason Vargas (1|1, 5.75 ERA, 15 SO). First pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm.
The Milwaukee Brewers lost more than a game Sunday afternoon as they fell to the Mets 5-2, in New York. The reigning NL MVP, Christian Yelich had to leave the game in the fifth inning.
Yelich is considered day-to-day with a sore lower back. He suffered through back issues last season. Even a minor injury to Yelich would be a huge blow to the Brewers. He has carried them this season through 29 games batting a staggering .353 with 14 homers.
Newcomer, Gio Gonzalez pitched well in his first outing with the team this season. He threw five innings, gave up just two runs on six hits and struck out two. His start wasn’t enough as Milwaukee’s bullpen surrendered three more runs in the seventh and eighth innings.
It was still a successful trip to New York as the Brewers took the series 2-1.
Next up, Milwaukee (15-14) returns home to Miller Park as they begin a four-game set with the Colorado Rockies (13-15). The Brewers will send out their most consistent starter this year, Zach Davies (2|0, 1.65 ERA, 19 SO). The Rockies will counter with left-hander Kyle Freeland (2|3, 4.23 ERA, 30 SO). First pitch is scheduled for 6:40pm.
The Brewers offense came to life Friday night after a 2-hour, 42-minute rain delay to begin the game. They dominated Jacob deGrom and the Mets in New York winning 10-2.
The win ended a four-game losing streak and proved they can score runs without hitting the long-ball. They didn’t hit a home-run for the first time in 11 games. Milwaukee took advantage of last year’s National League Cy Young Award winner in the third inning, scoring five runs.
The defense was there as well. Lorenzo Cain came up with another home-run robbing catch. In the bottom of the second inning, Todd Frazier drove to right-center that would’ve gone out if it wasn’t for Cain. He’s already had a few of these this season.
Hopefully, Milwaukee can build off this win and get back to playing like they were at the beginning of the season.
Next up, the Brewers (14-13) will take on the Mets (13-12) in the second game of a three-game set Saturday night. Brandon Woodruff (2|1, 5.81 ERA, 32 SO) will get the start for Milwaukee. New York will counter with Noah Syndergaard (1|2, 5.90 ERA, 34 SO). First pitch is scheduled for 6:10pm.