Ishikawa an one-man offense as Brewers win easilyWisconsin Sports
-- Travis Ishikawa hit two homers and drove in a career-high five runs, as the Milwaukee Brewers crushed the Mets in New York last night 8-0.
QUEENS N.Y. - Travis Ishikawa hit two homers and drove in a career-high five runs, as the Milwaukee Brewers crushed the Mets in New York City last night 8-0.
Ishikawa hit a solo shot to lead off the fifth inning, and he belted a three-run homer in the sixth to make it 7-0. Rickie Weeks returned from a bruised hand, and he broke an 0-for-21 drought with a solo homer in the seventh off Mets’ reliever D-J Carrasco. Ryan Braun was hit in the shoulder on the next pitch, and plate umpire Gary Darling immediately ejected Carrasco. And in the bottom of the inning, Mets’ manager Terry Collins removed his best player, David Wright – as well as hot-hitting Daniel Murphy. Collins said he was afraid the Brewers would retaliate by going after those two. Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke called Collins’ move interesting – and he didn’t like it. Wright was due to lead off the seventh, and Brewers’ pitcher Zack Greinke says he’s not sure what would have happened had Wright faced him. Greinke agreed it made sense to pull him, because neither team wanted to see anyone important get hurt.
Greinke struck out seven in seven innings while giving up five hits and no walks, and he’s now 4-1 with the win. Greinke has now thrown 15 straight shutout innings in his last two starts. Dillon Gee took the loss, giving up seven runs in five-and-a-third frames. He’s now 2-3. Before leaving, Murphy extended his hitting streak to 11 games by going 1-for-2. The Brewers split their two-game series in New York, and will play a pair in Houston starting tonight. Left-hander Randy Wolf will start against Houston right-hander Bud Norris.