Brewers get to Mets' bullpen again, come back for 8-7 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers' lineup offered no relief to the New York Mets' battered bullpen.

Domingo Santana's two-run double off Paul Sewald highlighted a four-run seventh inning for the Brewers, who shelled Mets relievers again before holding on for an 8-7 win on Sunday.

The NL Central leaders won their fifth straight series by taking three of four games from the struggling Mets.

Jesus Aguilar added a three-run homer and four RBIs for the Brewers, who trailed 6-4 before teeing off on three relievers in the seventh.

''Everything is going well. We are connected,'' Aguilar said. ''We have to keep fighting there and a lot of good things are going to happen.''

After Robert Gsellman walked Aguilar to put runners on first and second with two outs, Jerry Blevins (1-1) gave up an RBI single to Travis Shaw.

It was the kind of spot in the game that the left-handed Blevins has built his career around, specializing in retiring tough lefties such as Shaw.

''It's a little hard for me to speak on behalf of the bullpen right now. I don't think I've been this angry with baseball in a while,'' Blevins said.

Manager Mickey Callaway lifted Blevins after one batter for Sewald, but the righty allowed Santana's flare down the right-field line that landed for the double that scored two to make it 7-6.

''I'm so glad that the slider caught the end of my bat and landed fair,'' Santana said.

Jonathan Villar drove Santana home with another double.

RELIEF REPEAT

Milwaukee got to the Mets' bullpen again after tagging New York relievers for eight runs and 13 hits in a 17-6 rout on Saturday.

''It's kind of rough when you start scoring some runs and then you give up runs,'' Callaway said. ''But, that's how it's been and we need to change things. We need to play better all around.''

NERVOUS NINTH

The Brewers won for the sixth time in seven games, but endured their own nervous moments late when struggling closer Corey Knebel gave up a solo homer to Devin Mesoraco in the ninth to draw the Mets within a run.

Knebel then walked potential tying run Amed Rosario, who stole second. But Knebel struck out Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Conforto on fastballs to end the game for his fourth save.

''That was important for Corey, for sure. He needed that,'' manager Craig Counsell said.

Boone Logan (1-0) was credited with the win despite giving up Cabrera's solo homer in the seventh.

FOR STARTERS

Mets: Zack Wheeler struck out six and allowed four runs and six hits over six solid innings, throwing a season-high 110 pitches.

Brewers: Jhoulys Chacin settled down after a rocky second inning when he allowed four runs and five hits. He allowed three hits and one run for the rest of his outing before leaving with one out in the seventh.

''It could have been worse but he limited the damage,'' Counsell said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: 3B Wilmer Flores left the game before the bottom of the fourth with lower back soreness. Callaway said after the game that Flores would fly back to New York to get checked out by a doctor.

''I'm sure you guys have seen him having a tough time throwing the ball, he feels like he can't really bend over,'' Callaway said.

RHP AJ Ramos, who has allowed eight runs in his past 4 2/3 innings, flew back to New York after complaining of right shoulder tightness following the 17-6 loss on Saturday. Ramos allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning in that game. ... Assistant GM John Ricco said that C Kevin Plawecki (left hand) and RHP Hansel Robles (right knee) were headed to Atlanta, where they might be activated from the disabled list to rejoin the club for the doubleheader Monday against the Braves. ... 3B Todd Frazier (left hamstring) was headed to Triple-A Las Vegas. Ricco said he was making progress and could start a rehab assignment soon.

Brewers: OF/1B Ryan Braun got his second day off from the starting lineup in three games for rest. Braun returned Thursday following a 10-day stint on the disabled list for back tightness

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (4-0) is scheduled to pitch the first game of a doubleheader in Atlanta. The Mets did not announce who would pitch in the second game.

Brewers: LHP Brent Suter (4-3) opens a three-game series against the visiting Cardinals. Suter is 0-2 with a 3.80 ERA in seven games, including three starts, against St. Louis.

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  • W: B. Logan (1-0)L: J. Blevins (1-1)S: C. Knebel (4)
  • HR: NYM - A. Cabrera (8), D. Mesoraco (5), MIL - J. Aguilar (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Cabrera 2B51221021.316.356.532.8887.0
M. Conforto CF41100111.232.348.399.7463.5
W. Flores 3B20000013.248.320.398.719-0.5
L. Guillorme 3B20000011.190.227.238.465-0.5
J. Bruce RF41210003.235.307.358.6654.0
A. Gonzalez 1B31000011.250.324.391.7151.5
J. Bautista LF41200000.205.314.386.7003.0
T. Nido C31110001.159.208.182.3903.0
a- D. Mesoraco PH11111000.226.309.452.7616.0
Z. Wheeler P30120000.294.294.294.5883.0
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Sewald P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Nimmo PH10000000.274.425.526.9510.0
A. Rosario SS30000102.248.280.373.6523.0
  • a-homered for Nido in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Sewald in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF42200112.295.401.454.8544.5
C. Yelich LF-RF52300012.305.371.467.8384.5
J. Aguilar 1B32241111.325.390.595.98611.5
T. Shaw 3B31110103.261.347.543.8904.0
D. Santana RF41120014.258.331.371.7034.5
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Saladino SS00000000.333.349.619.9680.0
J. Villar 2B40110023.274.323.356.6792.0
M. Pina C40000011.209.276.348.623-0.5
E. Sogard SS40000000.104.189.149.3380.0
C. Knebel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Chacin P20000010.143.143.143.286-0.5
B. Logan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Braun PH-LF20100000.228.285.404.6891.0
  • a-lined out for Logan in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Conforto (5)
  • HR - A. Cabrera (8), D. Mesoraco (5)
  • RBI - A. Cabrera 2 (31), J. Bruce (15), T. Nido (3), D. Mesoraco (11), Z. Wheeler 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Santana (9), J. Villar (4)
  • HR - J. Aguilar (9)
  • RBI - J. Aguilar 4 (30), T. Shaw (36), D. Santana 2 (17), J. Villar (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Shaw (19), D. Santana 2 (10), J. Villar (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Rosario (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rosario-Gonzalez)
  • E - W. Flores (4), A. Rosario (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Chacin-Villar-Aguilar; Villar-Sogard-Aguilar)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Wheeler6.06442615.401.489.0
R. Gsellman (H, 5)0.21221003.311.29-4.0
J. Blevins (L, 1-1)0.01110005.591.66-7.0
P. Sewald (BS, 1)1.13110203.771.010.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Wheeler6.0
R. Gsellman (H, 5)0.2
J. Blevins (L, 1-1)0.0
P. Sewald (BS, 1)1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin6.18551303.691.335.5
B. Logan (W, 1-0)0.21110115.682.055.5
J. Jeffress (H, 7)1.00000000.320.683.0
C. Knebel (S, 4)1.01111215.231.168.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin6.1
B. Logan (W, 1-0)0.2
J. Jeffress (H, 7)1.0
C. Knebel (S, 4)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 110-64, R. Gsellman 14-9, J. Blevins 4-3, P. Sewald 23-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 5-7, R. Gsellman 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 26, R. Gsellman 4, J. Blevins, P. Sewald 7
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Chacin (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 89-58, B. Logan 13-9, J. Jeffress 12-8, C. Knebel 19-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 4-10, B. Logan 1-0, J. Jeffress 2-1, C. Knebel 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 27, B. Logan 3, J. Jeffress 3, C. Knebel 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Cabrera 2B51221021.316.356.532.8887.0
M. Conforto CF41100111.232.348.399.7463.5
W. Flores 3B20000013.248.320.398.719-0.5
L. Guillorme 3B20000011.190.227.238.465-0.5
J. Bruce RF41210003.235.307.358.6654.0
A. Gonzalez 1B31000011.250.324.391.7151.5
J. Bautista LF41200000.205.314.386.7003.0
T. Nido C31110001.159.208.182.3903.0
a- D. Mesoraco PH11111000.226.309.452.7616.0
Z. Wheeler P30120000.294.294.294.5883.0
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Sewald P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Nimmo PH10000000.274.425.526.9510.0
A. Rosario SS30000102.248.280.373.6523.0
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  • a-homered for Nido in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Sewald in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF42200112.295.401.454.8544.5
C. Yelich LF-RF52300012.305.371.467.8384.5
J. Aguilar 1B32241111.325.390.595.98611.5
T. Shaw 3B31110103.261.347.543.8904.0
D. Santana RF41120014.258.331.371.7034.5
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Saladino SS00000000.333.349.619.9680.0
J. Villar 2B40110023.274.323.356.6792.0
M. Pina C40000011.209.276.348.623-0.5
E. Sogard SS40000000.104.189.149.3380.0
C. Knebel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Chacin P20000010.143.143.143.286-0.5
B. Logan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Braun PH-LF20100000.228.285.404.6891.0
Total35811813816-----
  • a-lined out for Logan in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Conforto (5)
  • HR - A. Cabrera (8), D. Mesoraco (5)
  • RBI - A. Cabrera 2 (31), J. Bruce (15), T. Nido (3), D. Mesoraco (11), Z. Wheeler 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Santana (9), J. Villar (4)
  • HR - J. Aguilar (9)
  • RBI - J. Aguilar 4 (30), T. Shaw (36), D. Santana 2 (17), J. Villar (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Shaw (19), D. Santana 2 (10), J. Villar (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Rosario (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rosario-Gonzalez)
  • E - W. Flores (4), A. Rosario (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Chacin-Villar-Aguilar; Villar-Sogard-Aguilar)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Wheeler6.06442615.401.489.0
R. Gsellman (H, 5)0.21221003.311.29-4.0
J. Blevins (L, 1-1)0.01110005.591.66-7.0
P. Sewald (BS, 1)1.13110203.771.010.0
Total8.01188381---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Wheeler6.0
R. Gsellman (H, 5)0.2
J. Blevins (L, 1-1)0.0
P. Sewald (BS, 1)1.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin6.18551303.691.335.5
B. Logan (W, 1-0)0.21110115.682.055.5
J. Jeffress (H, 7)1.00000000.320.683.0
C. Knebel (S, 4)1.01111215.231.168.0
Total9.01077262---
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin6.1
B. Logan (W, 1-0)0.2
J. Jeffress (H, 7)1.0
C. Knebel (S, 4)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 110-64, R. Gsellman 14-9, J. Blevins 4-3, P. Sewald 23-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 5-7, R. Gsellman 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 26, R. Gsellman 4, J. Blevins, P. Sewald 7
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Chacin (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 89-58, B. Logan 13-9, J. Jeffress 12-8, C. Knebel 19-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 4-10, B. Logan 1-0, J. Jeffress 2-1, C. Knebel 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 27, B. Logan 3, J. Jeffress 3, C. Knebel 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Mesoraco homered to center78
  • 7TH INNING
    Villar doubled to right, Santana scored68
    Santana doubled to right, Aguilar and Shaw scored, Santana to third67
    Shaw singled to center, Yelich scored, Aguilar to second65
    Cabrera homered to left64
  • 5TH INNING
    Bruce singled to left, Conforto scored54
  • 3RD INNING
    Aguilar homered to left, Cain and Yelich scored44
  • 2ND INNING
    Cabrera singled to right, Nido scored, Wheeler to third41
    Wheeler singled to deep right center, Gonzalez and Bautista scored, Nido to third, Wheeler to second31
    Nido singled to center, Bruce scored, Gonzalez to third, Bautista to second11
  • 1ST INNING
    Aguilar singled to deep center, Cain scored, Yelich to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Corey Knebel pitching
    • Devin Mesoraco hit for Tomas Nido
    • Tyler Saladino at shortstop
    • D. Mesoraco: Strike looking, Mesoraco homered to center
    • Brandon Nimmo hit for Paul Sewald
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Nimmo grounded out to second
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rosario walked
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Rosario stole second, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jeremy Jeffress pitching
    • J. Bruce: Foul, Ball, Ball, Bruce lined out to center
    • A. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bautista grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Sewald Pitching:
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Foul, Foul, Sogard flied out to center
    • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Braun singled to center
    • L. Cain: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Rosario flied out to center
    • Boone Logan relieved Jhoulys Chacin
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera homered to left
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto grounded out to second
    • L. Guillorme: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Guillorme struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Robert Gsellman relieved Zack Wheeler
    • Ryan Braun hit for Boone Logan
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Braun lined out to right
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Cain reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Yelich reached on fielder's choice to second, Cain out at second
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aguilar walked, Yelich to second
    • Jerry Blevins relieved Robert Gsellman
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Shaw singled to center, Yelich scored, Aguilar to second
    • Paul Sewald relieved Jerry Blevins
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Santana doubled to right, Aguilar and Shaw scored, Santana to third
    • J. Villar: Villar doubled to right, Santana scored
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Foul, Pina flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Bautista flied out to deep right
    • T. Nido: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Nido flied out to deep center
    • Z. Wheeler: Strike looking, Wheeler popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • M. Pina: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pina popped out to shortstop
    • E. Sogard: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Sogard grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Conforto doubled to deep center
    • L. Guillorme: Ball, Guillorme grounded out to second, Conforto to third
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Bruce singled to left, Conforto scored
    • A. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Bruce out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Foul, Yelich singled to right
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Aguilar struck out looking
    • T. Shaw: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Shaw lined out to right
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Santana grounded into fielder's choice to third, Yelich out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • Z. Wheeler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wheeler fouled out to third
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Rosario grounded out to third
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Guillorme at third
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Pina flied out to deep left
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Sogard flied out to left
    • J. Chacin: Ball, Chacin safe at first on shortstop Rosario fielding error
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • A. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
    • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bautista singled to left
    • T. Nido: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nido grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Bautista out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain walked
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Yelich reached on an infield single to third, Cain to third on 1st baseman Flores fielding error
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Aguilar homered to left, Cain and Yelich scored
    • T. Shaw: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Shaw walked
    • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Villar grounded into double play shortstop to first, Shaw out at second
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce singled to shallow right center
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez hit by pitch, Bruce to second
    • J. Bautista: Bautista singled to center, Bruce to third, Gonzalez to second
    • T. Nido: Nido singled to center, Bruce scored, Gonzalez to third, Bautista to second
    • Z. Wheeler: Ball, Wheeler singled to deep right center, Gonzalez and Bautista scored, Nido to third, Wheeler to second
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario fouled out to first
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera singled to right, Nido scored, Wheeler to third
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Conforto walked, Cabrera to second
    • W. Flores: Flores fouled out to shortstop
    • J. Bruce: Bruce flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sogard flied out to deep center
    • J. Chacin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chacin struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • M. Conforto: Conforto flied out to left
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Flores struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Cain reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Yelich: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Yelich singled to right, Cain to second
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Aguilar singled to deep center, Cain scored, Yelich to second
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Shaw fouled out to third
    • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Santana lined out to shortstop
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)