What a pitching matchup today in the Big Apple as the Milwaukee Brewers sent Corbin Burnes to the mound to face off with the best of the best in Jacob DeGrom. Neither pitcher disappointed, but more about that in a moment.
Both offenses did get started early. The Brewers were first up, and their lead off hitter did the damage. On an 99 mph fastball on the outside corner, Luis Urias homered into the left field seats to make it 1-0.
New York got the run back immediately in the bottom of the first. Brandon Nimmo led the inning off with a double. He scored when the next hitter, Francisco Lindor singled. That would be the last run Corbin Burnes would allow.
Milwaukee would get one more off DeGrom. In the top of the fifth, Brewers’ superhero, Jace Peterson, came to the plate and took the Mets’ ace deep.
DeGrom would go 7 innings, giving up just the 2 runs. He struck out 10 and did not walk a batter. In fact, neither starter walked a batter. Corbin Burnes went 6.1 innings before being lifted. He struck out 8 while giving up just the 1 run.
Unfortunately, this was the day Josh Hader blew his first save of the season. In the bottom of the seventh and one out in the inning, Jose Peraza took the Brewers’ closer over the left field seats, and to extra innings they went.
In the top of the eighth, Jace Peterson took second base as the extra inning runner. Edwin Diaz took the mound for the Mets. He got the first two Brewers’ hitters out, but he followed that up by walking Tyrone Taylor and Luis Urias. Diaz followed that up by hitting Christian Yelich with the bases loaded, and the Brewers were on top 3-2 going into the bottom of the eighth.
Brent Suter took the mound in line for the save. Francisco Lindor to second base as the extra inning runner. Suter hit Dominic Smith on a 2-2 count and then walked James McCann to load the bases. And then the walk off single by Jeff McNeil to score Lindor and Smith ended the game.
The Brewers and Mets play the second game of the double-header with the first pitch scheduled for 6:10 CT. Brett Anderson is scheduled to pitch against somebody in a Mets uniform. Watch the game on Bally Sports Wisconsin and listen on WTMJ 620 or the Brewers Radio Network.