The Milwaukee Brewers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on the strength of Chris Carters 2-run homer, but they would put just one runner on base the rest of the way in falling to the New York Mets 3-2 in their series opener at Citi Field.
Mets lefty Steven Matz shut the Brewers down from there, retiring 15-straight after Carters home run. The only other Brewer to reach base was Hernan Perez, who singled with two outs in the sixth inning. But Perez was thrown out trying to steal, which means the Brewers didn’t leave a single runner on base the entire game. They managed just three hits.
Wily Peralta was holding the Mets in check as well. The Brewers were up 2-1 until the sixth when Peralta surrendered Michael Conforto’s two-run, opposite field home run to left, giving the Mets the 3-2 lead and eventually the game.
Peralta ended up pitching 5 2/3 innings, allowed six hits and three runs with two walks and six strikeouts. His record falls to 2-5 and his ERA dropped from 7.30 to 6.99.
Zach Davies is scheduled to pitch for the Brewers in game two of the series this afternoon.
Santana to the DL
Before the game, the Brewers put right fielder Domingo Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right throwing shoulder. They recalled Keon Broxton to take his place on the roster.
Broxton started the season with the Brewers but was sent to the minors after an 0 for 16 start at the plate. He has turned things around at Triple “A” and has earned his way back to the big leagues.