WP: Tyler Thornburg
LP: Tom Wilhelmsen
HR: Keon Broxton 2 (5,6), Chris Carter (29)
Faced with an 0-7 road trip, the Brewers were one inning away from going home winless. For the first time this season, they made a ninth-inning comeback.
It was another rough game for Matt Garza, as the starter got hit hard by the Mariners lineup. He allowed six runs (five earned) in 3.2 innings. That included nine hits and one walk, recorded just three strikeouts. It put the Brewers in a 6-1 hole after just four innings. It looked like the Brewers were on their way to their seventh straight loss at this point.
They did managed to chip away at the lead at bit against starting pitcher Ariel Miranda. Keon Broxton hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, and Ryan Braun had a ground-rule double in the sixth. Those were the only runs the Brewers got off of Miranda, who allowed three runs in 5.2 innings.
The game went to the bullpens after that, and the Brewers bullpen was critical in getting the Brewers back into the game. Jhan Marinez pitched 2.1 innings and allowed just one hit. Carlos Torres had an inning of scoreless relief, and Tyler Thornburg added two scoreless innings as well.
Meanwhile, the Mariners bullpen seemed unhittable at first. Steve Cishek, Nick Vincent, and Arquimedes Caminero combined for 2.1 perfect innings. Tom Wilhelmsen came in to finish the game for the Mariners in the ninth. Keon Broxton started the inning off with a solo home run, his second of the day, to make it 6-4. Hernan Perez doubled after that, and then Chris Carter homered to tie the game at 6-6. Domingo Santana singled after that, ended Wilhelmsen’s day. Vidal Nuno came in after that, and allowed singles to both Manny Pina and Scooter Gennett to give the Brewers a 7-6 lead. Thornburg pitched a scoreless inning after that to secure the win for the Brewers.
This was the Brewers first win of the season when trailing after eight innings. Before today, the Brewers had went 0-59 in that situation.
The Brewers go back to Miller Park after this for a ten-game homestand, starting with the Rockies. Game one features Chad Bettis pitching against Jimmy Nelson. First pitch is at 6:20 pm.