Win: Wily Peralta (12-6)
Loss: Jon Niese (5-6)
Save: Francisco Rodriguez (30)
HR: Mark Reynolds (17), Curtis Granderson (15)
Last night, the Brewers lost the game late when the Mets were able to pin three runs on Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth inning. Today, it was Milwaukee's turn to come from behind.
They didn't have to wait as late to do it, either. The Mets scored the first two runs of the game with one apiece in the third and fifth innings. However, the Brewers came roaring back in the bottom of the fifth. They got their first run when Jean Segura reached on a fielder's choice, stole second base, moved to third on a fly ball and then took home on a wild pitch.
With two outs, Carlos Gomez singled to put a runner aboard. He came in on the very next batter as Jonathan Lucroy doubled to center field. Lucroy then scored on a Ryan Braun single to give Milwaukee a 3-2 lead before Aramis Ramirez lined out to end the inning.
The Brewers were able to add a couple of runs to the lead as Mark Reynolds hit a solo homer in the sixth and Khris Davis doubled home Rickie Weeks in the bottom of the eighth.
Francisco Rodriguez was then able to redeem himself, sandwiching a double between two strikeouts in the ninth before getting Daniel Murphy on a liner to a sliding Ryan Braun to end the game. This was Rodriguez's 30th save on the year, the first time he's reached that number since 2009. That also ties him for the NL lead with Craig Kimbrel and Trevor Rosenthal, though Kimbrel's Braves are leading by a couple of runs at the time of this writing which means he could have a shot at number 31 shortly.
Wily Peralta was shaky, giving up six hits and three walks in just under six innings. But he managed to get out of some jams and only gave up the pair of runs. That kind of composure even when he doesn't have his best stuff is something we've seen Peralta show a few times this year. It's definitely bodes well for his future in the MLB.
The Brewers and Mets will play one more tomorrow, with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 CT.