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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Recap: Game 36 - Brewers at Mets - Greinke shuts down Mets, lose 8-0

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Milwaukee (16-20) «0200141008110
N.Y. Mets (20-16)000000000060

W: Z. Greinke (4-1) L: D. Gee (2-3)
HR: MIL - T. Ishikawa (3),T. Ishikawa (4),R. Weeks (4)   NYM - None

Travis Ishikawa homered twice and knocked in a career-high five RBI as the Milwaukee Brewers hammered the New York Mets, 8-0, in the finale of a two-game series.

Rickie Weeks also went deep for the Brewers, who snapped a two-game slide.

Zack Greinke (4-1) struck out seven while allowing five hits and no walks through seven scoreless innings to earn the win.

Dillon Gee (2-3) was touched for seven runs on eight hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings in New York's third loss in five games.

After the Mets stranded a runner on second in the first inning, Milwaukee took the lead in the second when Aramis Ramirez led off the frame with a walk, advanced to third on Jonathan Lucroy's double and came home on an Ishikawa groundout to first.

Cesar Izturis then hit a single back up the middle to plate Lucroy and give the Brewers a 2-0 advantage.

Ishikawa led off the fifth inning with a blast over the right-field wall to increase Milwaukee's lead, and an RBI single by Lucroy followed by Ishikawa's three-run shot to center in the sixth made the score 7-0.

Weeks' solo homer in the seventh inning off D.J. Carrasco added to the rout. Carrasco then hit Ryan Braun in the shoulder with his next pitch and was immediately ejected from the game.

The bottom of the inning David Wright was taken out of the game for precautionary reasons as Terry Collins feared that the Brewers might retaliate by hitting him.

New York only threatened to score on Greinke one more time after the first inning, when Mike Baxter hit a one-out pinch-hit double in the sixth. But Andre Torres and Kirk Nieuwenhuis followed with back-to-back groundouts to end the inning.

Tim Dillard then pitched a perfect eighth before John Axford tossed a scoreless ninth to preserve the shutout for Milwaukee.

Game Notes

It was the first time in Ishikawa's career that he hit multiple home runs in a game...Milwaukee improved to 7-11 on the road this season, while New York fell to 11-7 at home...The Brewers have now won 57 straight games when taking a lead into the eighth inning...Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 1-for-2 to extend his hit streak to a career-high 11 games.

Box Score:

Norichika Aoki CF502000000.255
Rickie Weeks 2B511100103.159
  John Axford P000000000.000
Ryan Braun LF311000001.305
  Edwin Maysonet 3B100000001.375
Aramis Ramirez 3B321000011.235
  Tim Dillard P000000000.000
  Brooks Conrad PH-2B000000010.000
Corey Hart RF-1B500000001.244
Jonathan Lucroy C422110001.330
Travis Ishikawa 1B-RF423500200.260
Cesar Izturis SS401100000.212
Zack Greinke P300000000.125
  Nyjer Morgan PH-LF100000001.200
Andres Torres CF400000002.241
Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF300000001.294
  D.J. Carrasco P000000000.000
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
  Scott Hairston PH100000000.229
David Wright 3B202010000.408
  Jordany Valdespin PH-2B200000001.111
Lucas Duda RF301000001.257
Daniel Murphy 2B201000000.336
  Justin Turner PH-3B100000000.214
Ike Davis 1B300000001.164
Ronny Cedeno SS300000000.185
Mike Nickeas C300000003.194
Dillon Gee P100000001.000
  Manny Acosta P000000000.000
  Mike Baxter PH-LF202010000.393

LOB_Milwaukee 6, NY Mets 3. 2B_J.Lucroy, D.Wright, M.Baxter. HR_T.Ishikawa (3) off D.Gee, T.Ishikawa (4) off D.Gee, R.Weeks (4) off D.Carrasco. CS_D.Wright. GIDP_J.Turner. DP_Milwaukee 3 (A.Ramirez and T.Ishikawa), (R.Weeks, C.Izturis and T.Ishikawa), (J.Lucroy and C.Izturis).

Zack Greinke (W 4-1)7.0500070104-682.88
Tim Dillard1.000001016-114.41
John Axford1.010002018-115.56
Dillon Gee (L 2-3)5.187714281-545.65
Manny Acosta0.20000008-59.17
D.J. Carrasco0.11110018-47.71
Ramon Ramirez2.220015051-304.09

HBP_by D.Carrasco (R.Braun).
T_2:42. A_22268.
Umpires_Home,Gary Darling; First, Paul Emmel; Second, Scott Barry; Third, Jerry Meals.

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