Brewers 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position as Mets winWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Brewers ended a six-game winning streak at Citi Field in New York last night, with a 3-1 loss to the Mets.
QUEENS, N.Y. - The Milwaukee Brewers ended a six-game winning streak at Citi Field in New York City last night, with a 3-1 loss to the Mets.
The Brewers didn’t score until the ninth inning, but they still managed to out-hit the Mets 6-3. Daniel Murphy put New York on the board in the opening inning with a run-scoring single. The Mets went in front for good in the sixth on a suicide squeeze bunt by Ronny Cedeno which scored Murphy, who had doubled. New York made it 3-0 in the eighth when Aramis Ramirez messed up a throw on a rundown, and David Wright scored. In the ninth, the Brewers put the tying runs on base when Corey Hart singled home Ryan Braun, and Taylor Green walked. But Mets’ closer Frank Francisco got the final two outs to record his ninth save. Miguel Batista earned the win, and is now 1-1. He threw seven scoreless innings while giving up four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Yovani Gallardo took the loss, giving up two runs in six innings with six walks and six K’s. Gallardo is now 2-and-4. Milwaukee went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position, and lost their second straight overall.
The Mets have won seven-of-their-last-nine. The Brewers will wrap up their short two-game series tonight in the Big Apple. Right-hander Zack Greinke will face Mets’ right-hander Dillon Gee.
Rickie Weeks is due back in the Brewers’ lineup tonight against the Mets. Manager Ron Roenicke said the All-Star second baseman tried to talk his way back last night, but trainer Dan Wright overruled him. Weeks has missed three games with swelling on his left hand, after he was hit by a pitch last Friday night against the Chicago Cubs. Weeks has struggled all season, to the point in which he lost his lead-off spot. He’s batting .158. And he’s tied with Danny Espinosa of Washington for the most strikeouts in the National League with 41. Meanwhile, Brewers’ center-fielder Carlos Gomez will start a minor league rehab assignment tomorrow night with the Class-“A” Wisconsin Timber Rattlers when they host Burlington at Fox Cities Stadium near Appleton. Gomez is currently working out with the team at Kane County, where they’re closing out a series tonight. He’s been on the disabled list since May fifth with a strained left hamstring. And the Brewers announced yesterday that shortstop Alex Gonzalez would have surgery on Thursday. Team doctor William Raasch will fix the A-C-L he tore in his right knee on May sixth while sliding into second base at San Francisco.
Brewers’ prospect Andy Moye has been named the pitcher-of-the-week in the Class-“A” Midwest League. Moye is a right-hander for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. He went 2-and-0 last week while throwing 10 scoreless innings in one start and a relief appearance. Moye gave up three hits in five innings against Cedar Rapids, and then just one hit in five frames against Quad Cities when he struck out seven. Moye has not walked a batter in his last 16 innings – and he has yet to give up a homer this season, after giving up 15 gopher balls in 15 starts with the Helena rookie team last year. Moye has a one-point-four-four E-R-A at Wisconsin, the second-best in the Brewers’ farm system and the third-best in the Midwest League. The 24-year-old Moye was drafted in the 15th round last summer.
Major League Baseball has fired Shyam Das, the arbitrator who overturned Ryan Braun’s 50-game suspension after he tested positive for synthetic testosterone. Braun refused comment, and baseball spokesman Pat Courtney would not say why Das was let go. It happened on the same day the Commissioner’s office confirmed that Colorado Rockies’ catcher Eliezer Alfonzo had a 100-game suspension overturned for issues nearly identical to Braun’s case. Braun successfully argued that his routine drug sample was improperly handled by the sample’s collector before it was sent off to baseball’s testing lab in Montreal last fall. Das’s ruling prompted both baseball and its players’ union to avoid loopholes in collecting and shipping drug samples. Both sides had asked Das not to issue a written opinion in the case while those changes were being made. The commissioner’s office says it does not expect future cases which involve the issues raised by Braun and Alfonzo. Das served 13 years as the head of the joint union-management arbitration panel.