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Brewers’ offense explodes to beat Mets 17-6

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The most runs the Brewers have scored in a game since 2010.

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Wow. It’s the only word that accurately describes this game. There’s a lot to digest in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 17-6 victory against the New York Mets.

The game started off looking pretty bad for the Brewers. Chase Anderson struggled out of the gates, allowing three runs, three hits, and three walks on 40 pitches in the first inning. The Milwaukee Nine immediately came out to back up their starter, tying the game back up at three. Travis Shaw singled in Christian Yelich, and Hernan Perez immediately followed that up with a two-RBI double.

Then, Chase would struggle again, immediately allowing a solo homer to Brandon Nimmo, then giving up another homer to Michael Conforto in the top of the third. The Crew caught back up in the bottom of the third on a Jesus Aguilar solo bomb and a Tyler Saladino RBI single.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Brewers would take over the game. Yelich drove in Cain on an RBI triple to go up 6-5. Braun immediately drove Yelich in with a single.

The only other Mets run would come in the 5th inning when Jose Reyes doubled in a run against Dan Jennings to bring the Mets back within one at 7-6.

Milwaukee scored three with two outs in the fifth. Erik Kratz’s first hit as a Brewer was a solo bomb, then Yelich would hit an RBI double, driving home Lorenzo Cain and Dan Jennings.

The Milwaukee Nine set the game out of reach with a seven-run 7th inning. Eleven Brewers came to the plate and the Brewers didn’t even need a homer to break it open. The last time the Crew scored 17 or more runs was an 18-run victory against the Cubs on August 2, 2010.

Three of Milwaukee’s hitters had three hits and nine hitters drove in a run and scored a run, a franchise record. Craig Coshun reported nine two-out RBI in the game.

The Brewers finish out the series against the Mets tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. Johulys Chacín (3-1, 3.32 ERA) will take on Zack Wheeler (2-4, 5.32 ERA)