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Brewers 0, Mets 2: Offense comes up with a Dud(a)

The Brewers couldn't manage to generate anything at the plate, though Jimmy Nelson impressed.

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Win: Jacob deGrom (5-5)
Loss: Jimmy Nelson (1-2)
Save: Jenrry Mejia (15)

HR: Lucas Duda (18)


For the first time in over a month, the Brewers were shut out by an opposing team. Rookie Mets starter Jacob deGrom was excellent today, pitching 6.1 innings while allowing just four hits and two walks.

The Brewers managed to get a runner on base in four of the first six innings, but never really threatened as the baserunner never managed to make it to second base. Milwaukee had their first real chance at getting on the board in the seventh when Khris Davis led off with a single, then moved to second on a one-out Jean Segura single. Unfortunately two pop-ups -- including one from a pinch-hitting Scooter Gennett, his first plate appearance since the 22nd -- ended any threat there was.

Then, in the ninth, the Brewers once again managed to get two baserunners aboard. Once again, it was Khris Davis and Jean Segura with singles. This time, however, there were two outs and a Lyle Overbay grounder ended the game.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Nelson had a pretty nice day of his own. He went seven strong innings, allowing five hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. The only runs against him came in the sixth inning when Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, scoring Daniel Murphy as well. That was all the Mets needed, of course, with the Brewers' offense struggling to do much of anything.

The loss drops the Brewers to 59-47. The Cardinals won their game today while the Pirates currently lead by a run as of this writing, so it looks like Milwaukee may drop a game to both of their nearest rivals. They'll just have to get back to their winning ways tomorrow, when they begin a series with the surging Rays.