Sunday, September 16, 2012

Recap: Game 146 - Mets at Brewers - Braun, Peralta Enough for Mets, Lose 3-0

Miller Park (Milwaukee, Wis.)
N.Y. Mets (66-80)000000000020
Milwaukee (74-72) «00020100x380
W: W. Peralta (2-0) L: C. Young (4-8)
S: J. Axford (29)
HR: NYM - None   MIL - R. Braun (39),A. Ramirez (24),R. Braun (40)

Ryan Braun hit two homers, Wily Peralta pitched eight shutout innings, and John Axford closed it out in the ninth as the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the New York Mets 3-0 to take the rubber match of a three-game set.

Braun's second homer was his 40th of the season, marking the first time in his career that he has reached the plateau.

The Brewers won for the 20th time in their last 26 games and trail the Cardinals by 2 1/2 games for the final NL wild card spot.

The Mets managed only two hits, both off of Peralta (2-0), who made just the third start of his career. He fanned five and walked only one.

"He had a good 96 mph fastball and a good sinker," said manager Ron Roenicke, who was very impressed with his young pitcher. "He kept the ball down in the zone and had a good slider with great command."

Chris Young (4-8) pitched well, but gave up three homers to account for all of the Brewers' runs. He lasted 6 2/3 innings, giving up eight hits while striking out two.

Braun and Aramis Ramirez went back-to-back to start the bottom half of the fourth to give the Brewers a 2-0 lead. Braun added another run when he hit his second homer to lead off the bottom of the sixth.

"They can do damage in this ballpark," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "Two hits won't get you far."

Josh Thole and Andres Torres were the only batters to record hits for the Mets.

Axford record his 29th save of the season after working around a one-out walk to Daniel Murphy.

Game Notes

The Mets have lost the season series with the Brewers for three straight years ... The Brewers set a franchise record for season strikeouts with 1,259 when Peralta struck out Lucas Duda in the second inning ... Peralta's double in the seventh inning was the first of his career ... Braun now has 201 home runs for his career.

Box Score:

Ruben Tejada SS400000000.284
Daniel Murphy 2B300000010.294
David Wright 3B400000002.310
Ike Davis 1B400000001.223
Lucas Duda LF300000002.246
Mike Baxter RF300000001.258
Josh Thole C201000010.240
Andres Torres CF301000000.222
Chris Young P000000000.107
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Manny Acosta P000000000.000
  Scott Hairston PH100000000.263
  Frank Francisco P000000000.000
Norichika Aoki RF302020010.289
Rickie Weeks 2B401000000.231
Ryan Braun LF422200201.312
Aramis Ramirez 3B411100100.297
Travis Ishikawa 1B400000000.265
Martin Maldonado C300000001.276
Carlos Gomez CF300000000.245
Jean Segura SS301000000.250
Wily Peralta P301010001.125
  John Axford P000000000.000

LOB_NY Mets 4, Milwaukee 5. 2B_N.Aoki 2, W.Peralta. HR_R.Braun (39) off C.Young, A.Ramirez (24) off C.Young, R.Braun (40) off C.Young. S_C.Young 2. SB_N.Aoki 2 (26).

Chris Young (L 4-8)6.2833023101-694.37
Josh Edgin0.00001005-13.33
Manny Acosta0.10000004-37.30
Frank Francisco1.00000109-75.53
Wily Peralta (W 2-0)8.0200150104-692.14
John Axford (S 29)1.000011019-94.76

J.Edgin pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

T_2:20. A_38677.
Umpires_Home,Dan Bellino; First, Mike Estabrook; Second, Larry Vanover; Third, Jerry Layne.
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