Brewers bash Mets pitching again, come back for 11-9 win

Ruben Hill
May 15, 2017

She screamed with joy. "Today was a day we didn't get an out when we needed an out, we didn't make a pitch when we needed to make a pitch".

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The Brewers attempt to complete a sweep of the visiting Mets and post their sixth victory in seven contests Sunday, when the teams wrap up their three-game series.

Mets: Pitchers Steven Matz (left elbow inflammation) and Seth Lugo (right elbow inflammation) each threw 30 pitches over two innings in an extended spring training game in Florida.

"We have a clubhouse full of veterans. There is some concern there", Mets manager Terry Collins said. Their jobs are to come in and get outs, and when you call on them they have to come in and do the job. Peralta won his only home turn versus the Mets last season after allowing three runs in five innings to improve to 4-2 with a 3.53 ERA in six career starts against them.

After scoring 10 runs in the final three innings of the game, Corey Knebel slammed the door in the 9th for his first save, striking out Matt Reynolds to end the game and secure his 20th straight appearance with a K. Lucas Duda was tagged out at second before Walker, who began at third base, crossed the plate.

The frustrating at-bat weighed on Pina's mind.

"I keep saying it's one pitch".

"That was on me", Walker said.

Gsellman was pulled after the first four batters reached in the fifth.

Conforto: Cycle Watch 2017 began in the seventh inning when Michael Conforto tripled to lead off.

The first-year Brewer, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox last December, was off a Saturday outing in which he scattered three hits and drove in four in the 11-4 win over the Mets. He did allow all 4 of New York's runs though and only had 2 strike outs on the day. He went six innings, giving up four earned on eight hits, walking one and striking out seven.

The Brewers had their biggest comeback since July 2, 2011, when the beat the Twins in Minnesota 8-7 after falling behind 7-0.

"I'd seen everything away all night", Shaw said. Brewers 1B Eric Thames left the game in the sixth inning, but manager Craig Counsell said it was just to give Thames a bit of a breather.

Mets: Collins said Asdrubal Cabrera's left thumb was "pretty sore" before Sunday's game, though the shortstop was available to pinch-hit with the aid of a brace.

Jose Reyes, who didn't start for a second consecutive game, had never played in the outfield during his 15-year major league career.

The Brewers now stand at 21-17 and head out west for a series against the San Diego Padres.

The Mets have resisted placing Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list, choosing instead to play shorthanded. The Brewers expected Braun to have a short stay on the DL. Wheeler is 1-0 with a 3.48 ERA in two road starts this season.

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