WP: Junior Guerra (1-0)
LP: Jacob deGrom (4-2)
HR: Eric Thames (14), Keon Broxton (6)
The Milwaukee Brewers just wiped the field with the New York Mets. That’s normally not that an impressive statement, but considering they did it against Jacob deGrom, who came in with a 3.23 ERA, it was pretty impressive.
The scoring all started with Eric Thames, who finally looks to be breaking out of his May slump. In the first inning with one on, he belted a booming homer to immediately make it 2-0 and would prove to be all the runs they needed (not that it stopped them).
Then in the 2nd inning, Keon Broxton would hit his second homer of the season off of deGrom to increase the lead.
The Brewers chased deGrom after the 4th inning when the Crew managed to plate four more runs. By the end of the game, every Brewers player had a hit except for the number nine batters in the order.
While the offense was beating up deGrom, Junior Guerra was silencing the Mets’ offense. Guerra threw six innings of shutout ball, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out four. Although Guerra allowed seven base runners, he never really got into trouble.
There were some scary moments for the Brew Crew. Against Jared Hughes, the Mets were able to load the bases. Hughes escaped on a double play that stopped a run from scoring. The Mets wanted to challenge that play but ended up getting in well past the 30 second time limit to make a challenge.
Then, in the 9th inning, the Brewers allowed a run. Rob Scahill allowed a double down the line with a runner on, he would come around to score before an easy ground ball to shortstop finished the game.
Tomorrow’s game features Chase Anderson (3-1, 3.72 ERA) coming off a seven no-hit inning, 11 strikeout performance. He’ll go against Zach Wheeler (3-2, 3.83 ERA) as each team tries to take the series. First pitch is at 12:10 p.m. CST.