David Wright continued his hot hitting and got his batting average over .400 as he a two out double in the bottom of the first, but was stranded. The Brewers put up a two spot when Gee got himself in trouble in the top of the second inning when he walked the lead off hitter Aramis Ramirez. After a Corey Hart out, Gee gave up a booming double to Jonathon Lucroy. With runners on second and third, Travis Ishikawa hit a fielders choice that scored the first Brewer Run and Cesar Izturis hit an up the middle single to score the second run.
And that was only the beginning.
The top of the fifth inning the Brew Crew tacked on another run when Travis Ishikawa went yard on the first offering by Gee. The top of the sixth was Gee’s last inning when, after a lead off hit by Ryan Braun, and a single by Aramis Ramirez, i Lucroy would chase home the fourth run with a single. Travis Ishikawa went yard again with a three run blast that ended Gee’s night.
Manny Acosta would get the Mets out of the inning. The Met offense just stumbled against Greinke, Mike Baxter would get a one out double in the bottom of the sixth but to no avail.
Now with the Mets trailing by 7 in the top of the seventh, things got a little interesting. D.J. Carrasco was on the mound and gave it up to Rickie Weeks extending the Brewer lead to 8-0. Ryan Braun was up next and was hit on the shoulder with a slow ball-Carrasco was ejected immediately. Ramon Ramirez came in to eat innings and save what was left of the bullpen. But then David Terry Colllins pulled David Wright from the game.
There was a nice debate in the booth between Gary Cohen and Ron Darling whether Wright was pulled for fear of a retaliation throw from Greinke or because the game was out of reach. One thing was for sure, Wright was livid in the dugout for as he was making his case to Terry Collins…..let the debate begin!
The final score of the game Brewers 8 Mets 0
Johan Santana will be on the mound tomorrow for the first of two against the Reds.