WP: Brent Suter (2-1); LP: Anthony DeSlafani (8-5); Save: Tyler Thornburg (13); HR: Cinc, Jose Peraza (3); Mil, Chris Carter (38)
The Brewers rallied from a 3-1 deficit with a run in the sixth and three in the seventh, and won 5-4 at Miller Park tonight.
Brewer starter Zach Davies pitched through traffic until the top of the fifth. Two singles led off the inning, and starting pitcher Andrew DeSclafani moved them up with a sac bunt. Jose Peraza took a low inside fastball deep into the bullpen in left center for three runs and the Reds first lead of the night.
Two poor plays by Jonathan Villar at third put two on with nobody down in the top of the first, but the Brewers turned their second triple play of the year (both with Zach Davies on the mound) when both runners took off on a 3-2 pitch that Joey Votto lined to Carter. Carter stepped on first and tossed to second to complete the easy triple play. Villar was charged with one error, and another was charged to Scooter Gennett on an errant throw from Villar in the top of the sixth. Jhan Marinez pitched out of that jam, too, so no runs came in on the lackadaisical play.
Marinez completed another inning, and Brent Suter and Corey Knebel worked a scoreless inning each.
Milwaukee pulled within 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth when Ryan Braun led off the inning with a single to right, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Chris Carter’s groundout. Hernan Perez reached on an error from Brandon Phillips and also stole second, but was stranded when Orlando Arcia struck out.
DeSclafani ran into trouble in the bottom of the seventh. Andrew Susac doubled into the rightfield corner, and DeSclafani walked pinch hitter Josmil Pinto and Villar to load the bases. Lefty Tony Cingrani replaced DeSclafani and walked Gennett on four pitches. Blake Wood replaced Cingrani and Ryan Braun singled home two as the Brewers retook the lead 5-3. Gennett was out at third, and Chris Carter lined into a double play to end the inning.
The score held at 5-3 Brewers into the top of the ninth, and Tyler Thornburg came on with another save opportunity. The Reds touched him up for a run but Herman Iribarren struck out to end things.
The Brewers’ rally made a winner of Brent Suter, and gives the Crew two straight. Seventy wins with eight to go...nicely done. Tomorrow night the Reds (63-90) go with Dan Straily (13-8, 3.83) and the Brewers (70-84) send out Taylor Jungmann (0-4, 8.34), making his first start since April. He has two scoreless innings in relief since his call up in September.