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Brewers Spell Success "Ishikawa," Beat Mets 8-0 In Rare Getaway Day Win

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W: Zack Greinke (4-1)
L: Dillon Gee (2-3)

HR: Travis Ishikawa 2 (4), Rickie Weeks (4)

MVP: Zack Greinke (+.274)
LVP: Corey Hart (-.070)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting

The difference between being 1-11 and 2-11 in the final games of series this season isn't that big, but tonight it feels significant.

The Brewers jumped out to a 2-0 lead tonight and that might have been enough, because for the second straight start Zack Greinke was dominant. He pitched seven shutout innings and allowed just five hits, striking out seven without walking a batter. He was lifted after 104 pitches with the Brewers up 8-0.

Meanwhile, the Brewers scored eight runs tonight and most of them were driven in by Travis Ishikawa, who hit two home runs in a game for the first time in his career and tied a career high with five RBI. Ishikawa also had an infield single in the eighth to give him three of the team's eleven hits.

The Brewers got another run in the seventh on Rickie Weeks' solo home run, his first hit in over 20 at bats. Things got ugly immediately after, as Mets reliever D.J. Carrasco hit Ryan Braun with the next pitch and was immediately ejected. The rest of the game was played without incident.

Aramis Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a walk and scored two runs tonight to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. It's still the longest streak by a Brewer this season.

Corey Hart played today's final two innings at first base, appearing there as a major leaguer for the first time since 2006.

The Brewers are done in New York for 2012 and will continue their weird travel week with the opener of a two game series in Houston tomorrow. Randy Wolf takes on Bud Norris at 7:05.