Ishikawa homers twice as Brewers thump MetsMay 16, 2012 - 4:43 AM
Rickie Weeks also went deep for the Brewers, who snapped a two-game slide.
Zack Greinke (4-1) struck out seven while allowing five hits and no walks through seven scoreless innings to earn the win.
"My control has been good the last two starts," said Greinke. "The main key is just not make a lot of mistakes and limit the hits to singles for the most part."
Dillon Gee (2-3) was touched for seven runs on eight hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings in New York's third loss in five games.
After the Mets stranded a runner on second in the first inning, Milwaukee took the lead in the second when Aramis Ramirez led off the frame with a walk, advanced to third on Jonathan Lucroy's double and came home on an Ishikawa groundout to first.
Cesar Izturis then hit a single back up the middle to plate Lucroy and give the Brewers a 2-0 advantage.
Ishikawa led off the fifth inning with a blast over the right-field wall to increase Milwaukee's lead, and an RBI single by Lucroy followed by Ishikawa's three-run shot to center in the sixth made the score 7-0.
Weeks' solo homer in the seventh inning off D.J. Carrasco added to the rout. Carrasco then hit Ryan Braun in the shoulder with his next pitch and was immediately ejected from the game.
New York only threatened to score on Greinke one more time after the first inning, when Mike Baxter hit a one-out pinch-hit double in the sixth. But Andre Torres and Kirk Nieuwenhuis followed with back-to-back groundouts to end the inning.
"We're used to facing No. 1 pitchers and once in a while they are going to pitch better than you are," Mets manager Terry Collins said about Greinke. "Tonight they made pitches they needed to make."
Tim Dillard then pitched a perfect eighth before John Axford tossed a scoreless ninth to preserve the shutout for Milwaukee.
It was the first time in Ishikawa's career that he hit multiple home runs in a game...Milwaukee improved to 7-11 on the road this season, while New York fell to 11-7 at home...The Brewers have now won 57 straight games when taking a lead into the eighth inning...Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 1-for-2 to extend his hit streak to a career-high 11 games.
- MILWAUKEE: 8
NEW YORK: 0
May 15 9:53 PM
- Rickie Weeks one-out, solo Home Run (4) to left. Ryan Braun due up.
Brewers 8, Mets 0 Top 7, 1 OutMay 15 8:59 PM
- Travis Ishikawa one-out, three-run Home Run 2 (4) to left scored Aramis Ramirez and Jonathan Lucroy. Cesar Izturis due up.
Brewers 7, Mets 0 Top 6, 1 OutMay 15 8:38 PM
- Jonathan Lucroy singled to right scored Ryan Braun. On the play, Aramis Ramirez advances to third. Jonathan Lucroy advances to second on the throw. Runners on second and third with one out and Travis Ishikawa due up.
Brewers 4, Mets 0 Top 6, 1 OutMay 15 8:38 PM
- Travis Ishikawa lead-off Home Run (3) to right. Cesar Izturis due up.
Brewers 3, Mets 0 Top 5, 0 OutsMay 15 8:14 PM
- Cesar Izturis singled to center scored Jonathan Lucroy. Runner on first with two outs and Zack Greinke due up.
Brewers 2, Mets 0 Top 2, 2 OutsMay 15 7:33 PM
- Travis Ishikawa grounded out to first scored Aramis Ramirez. On the play, Jonathan Lucroy advances to third. Runner on third with two outs and Cesar Izturis due up.
Brewers 1, Mets 0 Top 2, 2 OutsMay 15 7:32 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 0
NEW YORK: 0
Top 1, 1 Out
May 15 7:12 PM
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