April 21, 2014

Hellweg struggles with control in Brewers win

The Milwaukee Brewers scored four runs in the second inning and knocked off the New York Mets 4-2 in their series opener at Citi Field in New York last night.

Rookie Johnny Hellweg made his 7th start of the season.  He had to be removed after four innings because of control issues.  Hellweg only allowed two hits and one run but walked four batters, hit two more and tossed a wild pitch for good measure.

The Mets had several chances to put more runs on the board, but went 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position.

Hellweg won the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year honors, but his success in the minors didn’t translate to the majors.  At this point, it would be difficult for the Brewers to pencil Hellweg into the mix for a spot in the 2014 starting rotation.