The Milwaukee Brewers dropped the final game of their road trip and a chance for a series sweep after a 5-2 loss to the New York Mets.
Milwaukee’s offense could not get going against Mets’ starter Steven Matz. Matz allowed just five Brewers base runners and only two runs over seven innings. Two of those hits came off the bat of Mike Moustakas, who drove in the Milwaukee Nine’s two runs with a seventh inning homer.
While the Crew struggled at the plate, Gio Gonzlez made his Brewers return to the mound. He went through 5 innings and gave up just two runs on six hits and a walk. Unfortunately, the bullpen couldn’t help the struggling offense. Amed Rosario would reach against Jacob Barnes thanks to a Ben Gamel fielding error. Counsell then brought in Alex Claudio who then immediately drove in Rosario.
Aaron Wilkerson then struggled to keep the Menomonee Valley Nine within a run in the eighth. The reliever allowed a two-RBI bases-loaded double to Tomas Nido. Down three runs, the Brewers couldn’t handle Mets’ closer Edwin Diaz and were sent home packing.
In worse news, Christian Yelich left the game with a lower back injury. It appeared to happen when Yelich was running the bases in the fifth inning. After the game, Craig Counsell said the team believe that Yelich will only miss a game or two and hopefully avoid a stint on the Injured List.
We'll probably have better idea Monday how serious Christian Yelich back issue is. Counsell said he probably wouldn't play tomorrow but said he didn't think it was a DL situation.— Tom (@Haudricourt) April 28, 2019
The Crew is back home tomorrow to take on the Colorado Rockies (13-15). The game is scheduled to start at 6:40 p.m. with Kyle Freeland (2-3, 4.23 ERA) taking on Zach Daviers (2-0, 1.65 ERA).