Cain helps Brewers beat deGrom, Mets 10-2

NEW YORK (AP) Lorenzo Cain is building quite a collection of spectacular plays in center field.

This one, he said, was particularly good.

Cain robbed Todd Frazier of a homer with another outstanding catch, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets 10-2 on Friday night.

''I've had a few, I guess, but I would definitely put that up at the top of the list for me for sure,'' Cain said. ''Definitely one of my better catches.''

Milwaukee had lost seven of eight, but it roughed up a shaky deGrom after the start of the game was delayed for 2 hours, 42 minutes due to rain. Eric Thames hit a two-run double during the Brewers' five-run third, and Orlando Arcia added a two-run single.

DeGrom (2-3) walked three and hit two batters over four innings in his first start since April 14. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner was placed on the 10-day injured list after he reported soreness in his throwing elbow last week, but had an MRI on Monday that did not show any problems.

''I think I'm just drifting off the mound. Arm's not catching up,'' a frustrated deGrom said. ''And that's either you're going to yank it or you're going to sail it arm-side, and that's kind of what happened tonight.''

The right-hander struck out seven on a damp, chilly night at Citi Field. He has a 9.69 ERA in his last three starts.

''It's certainly out of character but he's human,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''He's just not locked in and I'm glad we got him when he's not locked in.''

The Brewers had homered in a season-high 10 straight games, but they won without a long ball in the opener of a three-game set against the Mets.

''That's fine,'' said Cain, who drove in three runs with a double in the fifth. ''Putting the ball in play is something that we want to do a lot more, hitting with guys in scoring position.''

Matt Albers (2-1) retired each of his four batters in relief of Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson, who was charged with two runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Anderson got some help from Cain, who reached over the wall to grab Frazier's two-out drive in the second. Cain wagged his index finger as he trotted toward the Milwaukee dugout after the play.

''It was his best one, his best one I've seen,'' Thames said. ''It was very dramatic. It was awesome. We all thought it was gone.''

Ryan Braun also helped out with a diving catch on Robinson Cano's liner to left in the third, stranding two.

BEEN A WHILE

DeGrom lost three consecutive starts for the first time since 2016.

''Same things are kind of plaguing him,'' manager Mickey Callaway said. ''Few sliders kind of middle, just leaving pitches that he normally gets to the corners or executes better, he's leaving in the middle. Teams are making him pay for it.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: INF Mike Moustakas (fractured right ring fingertip) had two hits and drove in two runs in his return to the lineup. It was his first game since last Saturday. ... RHP Freddy Peralta (right shoulder irritation) threw a problem-free bullpen session on Wednesday in St. Louis and is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Biloxi on Saturday. ... RHP Jimmy Nelson (right shoulder surgery) also will begin a rehab assignment this weekend, starting for Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.

Mets: 2B Jed Lowrie (sprained capsule in left knee) is playing in extended spring training games and getting up to eight at-bats per day, according to Callaway. ... LF Yoenis Cespedes (left and right heel surgeries) continues to work with a physical therapist. The slugger is also hitting off a tee as well as in the batting cage.

UP NEXT

Brewers: RHP Brandon Woodruff (2-1, 5.81 ERA) faces the Mets for the first time on Saturday.

Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (1-2, 5.90 ERA) has an 8.10 ERA over his last two starts, allowing 17 hits in 10 innings.

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  • W: M. Albers (2-1)L: J. deGrom (2-3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF52230024.269.336.423.7597.0
B. Gamel CF00000000.222.327.289.6160.0
C. Yelich RF41210111.333.444.7811.2268.5
Y. Grandal C50000024.296.370.543.913-1.0
J. Petricka P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Moustakas 2B51220021.250.352.553.9055.0
R. Braun LF31100100.207.258.414.6724.0
T. Shaw 3B42100113.202.290.371.6614.5
E. Thames 1B32120110.277.352.617.9697.5
O. Arcia SS31120210.226.286.417.7025.5
C. Anderson P30000037.000.000.000.000-1.5
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Aguilar PH10000000.130.228.159.3870.0
J. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Pina C10000010.182.333.227.561-0.5
  • a-flied out for Albers in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil LF-2B51200001.365.438.506.9435.0
P. Alonso 1B40000122.292.394.6521.0460.0
R. Cano 2B30210102.284.340.453.7925.0
J. Lagares CF00000000.244.320.333.6530.0
M. Conforto RF30000103.283.407.554.9611.0
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. d'Arnaud C00000000.050.136.050.1860.0
W. Ramos C40000002.263.337.316.6530.0
D. Zamora P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Nimmo CF-LF41200010.219.345.397.7423.5
T. Frazier 3B40110021.200.250.400.6501.0
A. Rosario SS30000112.253.299.363.6620.5
J. deGrom P10000011.111.111.444.556-0.5
C. Oswalt P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- K. Broxton PH-RF20000000.158.238.158.3960.0
  • a-lined out for Oswalt in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Cain (7), M. Moustakas (5), T. Shaw (3), E. Thames
  • RBI - L. Cain 3 (9), C. Yelich (32), M. Moustakas 2 (12), E. Thames 2 (14), O. Arcia 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Cain 3 (4), C. Yelich (10), M. Moustakas (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain 4 (4), Y. Grandal, M. Moustakas, T. Shaw 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. McNeil 2 (7), R. Cano (7), B. Nimmo (4)
  • RBI - R. Cano (11), T. Frazier (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Cano (9), T. Frazier (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Cano 2 (2), M. Conforto 3 (3), W. Ramos 2 (2), A. Rosario 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Yelich 2 (5)
FIELDING
  • PB - W. Ramos (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson4.25223403.201.274.0
M. Albers (W, 2-1)1.10000204.761.1511.0
J. Barnes1.01001105.731.361.5
J. Petricka2.01000103.381.505.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson4.2
M. Albers (W, 2-1)1.1
J. Barnes1.0
J. Petricka2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (L, 2-3)4.05553704.851.38-2.5
C. Oswalt3.034423012.152.251.5
L. Avilan1.02111109.902.10-0.5
D. Zamora1.00000300.000.004.5
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (L, 2-3)4.0
C. Oswalt3.0
L. Avilan1.0
D. Zamora1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 96-61, M. Albers 15-10, J. Barnes 17-9, J. Petricka 22-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 3-7, M. Albers 1-1, J. Petricka 3-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 22, M. Albers 4, J. Barnes 5, J. Petricka 7
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Oswalt
  • HBP - J. deGrom 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 89-55, C. Oswalt 49-28, L. Avilan 31-20, D. Zamora 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 3-2, C. Oswalt 4-2
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 22, C. Oswalt 14, L. Avilan 6, D. Zamora 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF52230024.269.336.423.7597.0
B. Gamel CF00000000.222.327.289.6160.0
C. Yelich RF41210111.333.444.7811.2268.5
Y. Grandal C50000024.296.370.543.913-1.0
J. Petricka P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Moustakas 2B51220021.250.352.553.9055.0
R. Braun LF31100100.207.258.414.6724.0
T. Shaw 3B42100113.202.290.371.6614.5
E. Thames 1B32120110.277.352.617.9697.5
O. Arcia SS31120210.226.286.417.7025.5
C. Anderson P30000037.000.000.000.000-1.5
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Aguilar PH10000000.130.228.159.3870.0
J. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Pina C10000010.182.333.227.561-0.5
Total37101010061420-----
  • a-flied out for Albers in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil LF-2B51200001.365.438.506.9435.0
P. Alonso 1B40000122.292.394.6521.0460.0
R. Cano 2B30210102.284.340.453.7925.0
J. Lagares CF00000000.244.320.333.6530.0
M. Conforto RF30000103.283.407.554.9611.0
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. d'Arnaud C00000000.050.136.050.1860.0
W. Ramos C40000002.263.337.316.6530.0
D. Zamora P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Nimmo CF-LF41200010.219.345.397.7423.5
T. Frazier 3B40110021.200.250.400.6501.0
A. Rosario SS30000112.253.299.363.6620.5
J. deGrom P10000011.111.111.444.556-0.5
C. Oswalt P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- K. Broxton PH-RF20000000.158.238.158.3960.0
Total3427204814-----
  • a-lined out for Oswalt in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Cain (7), M. Moustakas (5), T. Shaw (3), E. Thames
  • RBI - L. Cain 3 (9), C. Yelich (32), M. Moustakas 2 (12), E. Thames 2 (14), O. Arcia 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Cain 3 (4), C. Yelich (10), M. Moustakas (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain 4 (4), Y. Grandal, M. Moustakas, T. Shaw 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. McNeil 2 (7), R. Cano (7), B. Nimmo (4)
  • RBI - R. Cano (11), T. Frazier (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Cano (9), T. Frazier (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Cano 2 (2), M. Conforto 3 (3), W. Ramos 2 (2), A. Rosario 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Yelich 2 (5)
FIELDING
  • PB - W. Ramos (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson4.25223403.201.274.0
M. Albers (W, 2-1)1.10000204.761.1511.0
J. Barnes1.01001105.731.361.5
J. Petricka2.01000103.381.505.5
Total9.0722480---
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson4.2
M. Albers (W, 2-1)1.1
J. Barnes1.0
J. Petricka2.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. deGrom (L, 2-3)4.05553704.851.38-2.5
C. Oswalt3.034423012.152.251.5
L. Avilan1.02111109.902.10-0.5
D. Zamora1.00000300.000.004.5
Total9.01010106140---
PITCHERSIP
J. deGrom (L, 2-3)4.0
C. Oswalt3.0
L. Avilan1.0
D. Zamora1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 96-61, M. Albers 15-10, J. Barnes 17-9, J. Petricka 22-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 3-7, M. Albers 1-1, J. Petricka 3-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 22, M. Albers 4, J. Barnes 5, J. Petricka 7
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Oswalt
  • HBP - J. deGrom 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 89-55, C. Oswalt 49-28, L. Avilan 31-20, D. Zamora 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 3-2, C. Oswalt 4-2
  • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 22, C. Oswalt 14, L. Avilan 6, D. Zamora 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Moustakas doubled to right center, Cain scored102
  • 5TH INNING
    Cano singled to shallow center, McNeil scored92
    Yelich singled to shallow right center, Cain scored91
    Cain doubled to right, Shaw, Thames and Arcia scored81
  • 4TH INNING
    Frazier singled to shallow left, Nimmo scored51
  • 3RD INNING
    Arcia singled to shallow left center, Shaw and Thames scored50
    Thames doubled to right, Moustakas and Braun scored, Shaw to third30
    Moustakas singled to deep right, Yelich scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Daniel Zamora pitching
    • Travis d'Arnaud catching
    • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • M. Pina: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Petricka Pitching:
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Broxton grounded out to shortstop
    • J. McNeil: Strike looking, Ball, McNeil grounded out to second
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Luis Avilan pitching
    • Juan Lagares in center field
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Cain singled to shallow center
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Grandal lined out to center
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Moustakas doubled to right center, Cain scored
    • R. Braun: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Braun walked
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Shaw flied out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jake Petricka pitching
    • Ben Gamel in center field
    • Manny Pina catching
    • W. Ramos: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramos flied out to deep right
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Nimmo singled to left center
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • A. Rosario: Rosario flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Oswalt Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Thames grounded out to second
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Matt Albers
    • J. Aguilar: Aguilar flied out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jacob Barnes pitching
    • Keon Broxton hit for Corey Oswalt
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Broxton lined out to center
    • J. McNeil: McNeil doubled to left center
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • R. Cano: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cano walked
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Conforto flied out to right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Oswalt Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Braun grounded out to third
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Shaw grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Albers Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Foul, Nimmo fouled out to third
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rosario struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Corey Oswalt relieved Jacob deGrom
    • R. Braun: Braun popped bunt out to third
    • T. Shaw: Shaw doubled to left
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Thames walked
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Shaw to third, Thames to second on passed ball, Ball, Arcia intentionally walked
    • C. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cain doubled to right, Shaw, Thames and Arcia scored
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Yelich singled to shallow right center, Cain scored
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Oswalt: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Oswalt struck out swinging
    • J. McNeil: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McNeil doubled to right
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Alonso grounded out to third
    • R. Cano: Cano singled to shallow center, McNeil scored
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked, Cano to second
    • Matt Albers relieved Chase Anderson
    • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ramos grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Yelich grounded out to second
    • Y. Grandal: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Grandal grounded out to first
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Moustakas struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Conforto grounded out to second
    • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramos grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Nimmo doubled to shallow right
    • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Frazier singled to shallow left, Nimmo scored
    • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Rosario lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Yelich reached on an infield single to second
    • Y. Grandal: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Yelich stole second, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal popped out to shortstop
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas singled to deep right, Yelich scored
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Braun hit by pitch, Moustakas to second
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Shaw walked, Moustakas to third, Braun to second
    • E. Thames: Thames doubled to right, Moustakas and Braun scored, Shaw to third
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Arcia singled to shallow left center, Shaw and Thames scored
    • C. Anderson: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Anderson struck out bunting foul
    • L. Cain: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rosario walked
    • J. deGrom: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, deGrom struck out looking
    • J. McNeil: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McNeil flied out to right
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked, Rosario to second
    • R. Cano: Ball, Strike looking, Cano lined out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Braun singled to shallow left center
    • T. Shaw: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • E. Thames: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Thames hit by pitch, Braun to second
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arcia walked, Braun to third, Thames to second
    • C. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ramos lined out to second
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Nimmo struck out on foul tip
    • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Frazier flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. deGrom Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Foul, Strike looking, Cain grounded out to third
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Yelich walked
    • Y. Grandal: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Yelich stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Moustakas popped out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. McNeil: Ball, McNeil fouled out to third
    • P. Alonso: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Alonso struck out looking
    • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Cano doubled to shallow right
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Conforto lined out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)