Padres beat Brewers 2-1 behind Lamet's 14 strikeouts

MILWAUKEE (AP) Since losing Christian Yelich for the season, the Milwaukee Brewers stepped up their push for the playoffs, winning six of their first seven games without the reigning NL MVP.

But in a 2-1 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night, the Brewers were stymied by right-hander Dinelson Lamet, who struck out a career-high 14 and held them to three hits in six innings.

Milwaukee had won four in a row and began the day tied with the Cubs for the second NL wild-card spot.

''We lost a tough game tonight,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ''We battled good. Tonight maybe we didn't catch the breaks.''

Kirby Yates fanned pinch-hitter Ryan Braun with a runner on second base to close out the win.

Rookie Seth Mejias-Brean hit his first career home run to help the Padres end a six-game losing streak.

Yates took over took to begin the ninth and walked Eric Thames to start the inning. With one out, pinch-runner Tyrone Taylor strayed too far off first base on a popup to shallow left and nearly got doubled off, but was hit in the back by Mejias-Brean's throw. Taylor went to second on the throwing error, and was stranded when Yates struck out Braun for his major league-leading 41st save.

The Brewers appeared to score the tying run on a fluke play with two outs in the seventh inning, but it was not allowed. With Cory Spangenberg on third base, Trent Grisham swung and missed at a third strike that wasn't caught cleanly. Grisham was called safe when first baseman Eric Hosmer dropped the throw from catcher Francisco Mejia, with Spangenberg crossing the plate.

But after a brief discussion among the umpires, it was ruled Grisham had kicked the ball, apparently inadvertently, on his way to first and that made it a dead ball and a strikeout.

''It's the umpire's judgment, whether the fact it hit Trent hindered the ability of the fielder to make the play,'' Counsell said.

Lamet (3-5), who missed the entire 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, repeatedly hit 97 mph. He struck out five of the first six Milwaukee batters - three on three pitches each.

''I honestly try not to think about whether it's a playoff team or whether it isn't, I'm trying to prepare as best I can to face that team and do well against them,'' Lemet said through a translator.

After giving up his first hit of the game, a single in the third inning to Greg Garcia, Brewers starter Adrian Houser (6-7) reached for his back and the game was stopped while he stretched and was examined by the team trainer. He remained in the game.

The next batter, Mejias-Brean, in his 11th career at-bat, hit his first home run. The drive, on an 0-2 pitch, hit the top of the wall in right-center field and gave San Diego a 2-0 lead.

Keston Hiura connected off Lamet in the sixth for his 17th home run of the season.

''We've been playing great baseball this whole month, so far,'' Hiura said. ''As much as we want to win every single game, sometimes you've got to tip your cap to the other pitcher, the other team. It's not a setback at all. It's more that we should be better next time.''

Yelich broke his right kneecap on a batted foul ball at Miami on Sept. 10.

SUTER-ABLE

Since being activated from the injured list (Tommy John surgery) on Sept. 1, Brewers LHP Brent Suter has pitched 12 1/3 innings over six games and has a 2-0 record and 0.73 ERA. ''He has pitched to a level that has exceeded everybody's expectations,'' Counsell said.

UP NEXT

The teams finish their four-game set with Padres LHP Joey Lucchesi (10-8, 4.22 ERA) facing Brewers RHP Jordan Lyles (11-8, 4.25 ERA).

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  • W: D. Lamet (3-5)L: A. Houser (6-7)S: K. Yates (41)
  • HR: SD - S. Mejias-Brean (1), MIL - K. Hiura (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Naylor RF30000011.252.322.417.739-0.5
M. Margot CF00000000.243.314.404.7190.0
M. Machado 3B40000013.253.332.456.789-0.5
E. Hosmer 1B40100012.275.323.434.7571.5
W. Myers LF40000031.242.325.423.748-1.5
H. Renfroe LF00000000.223.292.504.7950.0
F. Mejia C40200011.268.319.440.7590.5
G. Garcia 2B31100101.240.357.352.7093.0
S. Mejias-Brean SS31121012.231.286.538.8246.5
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K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Wingenter in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Grisham CF30000132.240.315.416.731-0.5
J. Guerra P00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
Y. Grandal C30000113.248.379.473.8520.5
M. Moustakas 3B40000033.260.331.531.862-1.5
K. Hiura 2B41111011.302.368.575.9435.5
H. Perez 2B00000000.234.269.378.6480.0
E. Thames 1B30000120.249.352.493.8450.0
T. Taylor PR00000000.333.500.333.8330.0
B. Gamel RF40100021.255.337.383.7200.0
C. Spangenberg LF30000122.257.286.419.7050.0
O. Arcia SS20100000.217.281.342.6231.0
a- R. Braun PH10000011.275.332.483.815-0.5
A. Houser P00000100.048.130.095.2261.0
b- T. Shaw PH10000011.154.272.271.544-0.5
D. Williams P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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c- L. Cain PH-CF10000001.250.316.351.6670.0
  • a-struck out for Arcia in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Houser in the 5th
  • c-grounded out for Jackson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer (29)
  • HR - S. Mejias-Brean
  • SH - M. Margot (3)
  • RBI - S. Mejias-Brean 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado, E. Hosmer (41), S. Mejias-Brean (2)
BATTING
  • HR - K. Hiura (17)
  • SH - O. Arcia (2)
  • RBI - K. Hiura (44)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Grisham (13), Y. Grandal, M. Moustakas 2 (50), K. Hiura, C. Spangenberg, R. Braun (45)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - F. Mejia
FIELDING
  • E - S. Mejias-Brean
FIELDING
  • DP - (Perez-Arcia-Thames)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Lamet (W, 3-5)6.031131413.841.2428.0
T. Wingenter (H, 16)1.00001104.831.172.5
C. Stammen (H, 30)1.00000003.421.183.0
K. Yates (S, 41)1.00001101.210.899.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Lamet (W, 3-5)6.0
T. Wingenter (H, 16)1.0
C. Stammen (H, 30)1.0
K. Yates (S, 41)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Houser (L, 6-7)5.03220513.831.297.5
D. Williams1.01000203.271.913.0
A. Claudio0.01000003.751.28-1.0
J. Jackson1.00001204.551.273.0
J. Guerra2.03000103.601.113.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Houser (L, 6-7)5.0
D. Williams1.0
A. Claudio0.0
J. Jackson1.0
J. Guerra2.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Lamet (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Lamet 98-64, T. Wingenter 15-9, C. Stammen 8-6, K. Yates 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Lamet 2-2, T. Wingenter 2-0, C. Stammen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Lamet 24, T. Wingenter 4, C. Stammen 3, K. Yates 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Houser 70-46, D. Williams 12-9, A. Claudio 2-1, J. Jackson 18-11, J. Guerra 24-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Houser 6-3, J. Jackson 1-0, J. Guerra 3-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Houser 17, D. Williams 4, A. Claudio, J. Jackson 4, J. Guerra 8
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Jankowski CF-RF40100011.188.278.188.4650.5
J. Naylor RF30000011.252.322.417.739-0.5
M. Margot CF00000000.243.314.404.7190.0
M. Machado 3B40000013.253.332.456.789-0.5
E. Hosmer 1B40100012.275.323.434.7571.5
W. Myers LF40000031.242.325.423.748-1.5
H. Renfroe LF00000000.223.292.504.7950.0
F. Mejia C40200011.268.319.440.7590.5
G. Garcia 2B31100101.240.357.352.7093.0
S. Mejias-Brean SS31121012.231.286.538.8246.5
D. Lamet P20100010.150.150.150.3000.5
T. Wingenter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Martini PH10100000.260.345.384.7291.0
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Wingenter in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Grisham CF30000132.240.315.416.731-0.5
J. Guerra P00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
Y. Grandal C30000113.248.379.473.8520.5
M. Moustakas 3B40000033.260.331.531.862-1.5
K. Hiura 2B41111011.302.368.575.9435.5
H. Perez 2B00000000.234.269.378.6480.0
E. Thames 1B30000120.249.352.493.8450.0
T. Taylor PR00000000.333.500.333.8330.0
B. Gamel RF40100021.255.337.383.7200.0
C. Spangenberg LF30000122.257.286.419.7050.0
O. Arcia SS20100000.217.281.342.6231.0
a- R. Braun PH10000011.275.332.483.815-0.5
A. Houser P00000100.048.130.095.2261.0
b- T. Shaw PH10000011.154.272.271.544-0.5
D. Williams P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Claudio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- L. Cain PH-CF10000001.250.316.351.6670.0
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  • a-struck out for Arcia in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Houser in the 5th
  • c-grounded out for Jackson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer (29)
  • HR - S. Mejias-Brean
  • SH - M. Margot (3)
  • RBI - S. Mejias-Brean 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Machado, E. Hosmer (41), S. Mejias-Brean (2)
BATTING
  • HR - K. Hiura (17)
  • SH - O. Arcia (2)
  • RBI - K. Hiura (44)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Grisham (13), Y. Grandal, M. Moustakas 2 (50), K. Hiura, C. Spangenberg, R. Braun (45)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - F. Mejia
FIELDING
  • E - S. Mejias-Brean
FIELDING
  • DP - (Perez-Arcia-Thames)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Lamet (W, 3-5)6.031131413.841.2428.0
T. Wingenter (H, 16)1.00001104.831.172.5
C. Stammen (H, 30)1.00000003.421.183.0
K. Yates (S, 41)1.00001101.210.899.5
Total9.03115161---
PITCHERSIP
D. Lamet (W, 3-5)6.0
T. Wingenter (H, 16)1.0
C. Stammen (H, 30)1.0
K. Yates (S, 41)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Houser (L, 6-7)5.03220513.831.297.5
D. Williams1.01000203.271.913.0
A. Claudio0.01000003.751.28-1.0
J. Jackson1.00001204.551.273.0
J. Guerra2.03000103.601.113.5
Total9.08221101---
PITCHERSIP
A. Houser (L, 6-7)5.0
D. Williams1.0
A. Claudio0.0
J. Jackson1.0
J. Guerra2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Lamet (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Lamet 98-64, T. Wingenter 15-9, C. Stammen 8-6, K. Yates 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Lamet 2-2, T. Wingenter 2-0, C. Stammen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Lamet 24, T. Wingenter 4, C. Stammen 3, K. Yates 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Houser 70-46, D. Williams 12-9, A. Claudio 2-1, J. Jackson 18-11, J. Guerra 24-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Houser 6-3, J. Jackson 1-0, J. Guerra 3-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Houser 17, D. Williams 4, A. Claudio, J. Jackson 4, J. Guerra 8
  • 6TH INNING
    Hiura homered to right center21
  • 3RD INNING
    Mejias-Brean homered to right center, Garcia scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hernan Perez at second base
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
    • F. Mejia: Foul, Ball, Mejia reached on an infield single to second
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Garcia grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Mejia out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Kirby Yates relieved Craig Stammen
    • E. Thames: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Thames walked
    • Tyrone Taylor ran for Eric Thames
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gamel fouled out to right
    • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg popped out to shortstop, Taylor to second on shortstop Mejias-Brean throwing error
    • Hunter Renfroe in left field
    • Ryan Braun hit for Orlando Arcia
    • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Junior Guerra pitching
    • Nick Martini hit for Trey Wingenter
    • N. Martini: Strike looking, Strike looking, Martini singled to right
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Strike looking, Jankowski reached on bunt single to pitcher, Martini to second
    • M. Margot: Margot hit sacrifice bunt to third, Martini to third, Jankowski to second
    • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado reached on fielder's choice to third, Martini out at home, Jankowski to third
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Craig Stammen pitching
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grandal grounded out to first
    • M. Moustakas: Foul, Foul, Moustakas flied out to center
    • K. Hiura: Hiura flied out to deep right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Alex Claudio relieved Devin Williams
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer doubled to left
    • Jay Jackson relieved Alex Claudio
    • W. Myers: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • F. Mejia: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Mejia struck out looking
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia walked
    • S. Mejias-Brean: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mejias-Brean grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Trey Wingenter relieved Dinelson Lamet
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Spangenberg walked
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Arcia hit sacrifice bunt to first, Spangenberg to second
    • Lorenzo Cain hit for Jay Jackson
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Cain grounded out to second, Spangenberg to third
    • T. Grisham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grisham struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Devin Williams pitching
    • D. Lamet: Strike looking, Lamet singled to center
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
    • J. Naylor: Naylor flied out to center
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Manuel Margot in center field
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Moustakas struck out looking
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Hiura homered to right center
    • E. Thames: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • B. Gamel: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Houser Pitching:
    • F. Mejia: Foul, Foul, Foul, Mejia reached on an infield single to second
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mejia caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Foul, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Mejias-Brean: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mejias-Brean struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Arcia singled to right
    • Travis Shaw hit for Adrian Houser
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • T. Grisham: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Grisham struck out looking
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grandal fouled out to catcher
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Houser Pitching:
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado grounded out to third
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • K. Hiura: Strike looking, Hiura grounded out to first
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • B. Gamel: Foul, Strike swinging, Gamel reached on an infield single to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Houser Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia singled to center
    • S. Mejias-Brean: Strike looking, Strike looking, Mejias-Brean homered to right center, Garcia scored
    • D. Lamet: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lamet struck out looking
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Strike looking, Jankowski grounded out to second
    • J. Naylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Naylor struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Arcia lined out to center
    • A. Houser: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Houser walked
    • T. Grisham: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grisham walked, Houser to second
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Houser to third, Grisham to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Moustakas struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Houser Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Hosmer flied out to left
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Myers grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Mejia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mejia lined out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Strike swinging, Thames grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Houser Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jankowski flied out to center
    • J. Naylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Naylor grounded out to first
    • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • T. Grisham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Grisham struck out on foul tip
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • K. Hiura: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hiura struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)