Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Mets, 4-15-2018 - Prediction & Preview


The Mets' Noah Syndergaard (2-0, 3.94 ERA) is scheduled to oppose the Brewers' Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 6.59 ERA) in a battle of right-handers.

Todd Frazier hit two home runs and Bruce had a run-scoring double and scored on a wild pitch, and the Mets made it a very happy night for a rollicking crowd that was very high on a team that has given them every reason to celebrate.

Los Angeles had been 0-5 versus the Diamondbacks this year, and hadn't beaten them in the regular season since last August. Milwaukee is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

The New York hitters have produced 5.1 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over their last five.

Rockies 2, Nationals 1: Carlos Gonzalez homered and later hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly as Colorado defeated host Washington. That's why there are easily Three Up, and Three Down for this first stretch of the season. The Brewers have already had a tough schedule that has started with 10 of their first 13 games against the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.

But Callaway's decision to use Jay Bruce to pinch-hit for catcher Tomas Nido with runners on second and third in the fifth inning was a head-scratcher - it was a foregone conclusion the Brewers would walk Bruce to load the bases for Syndergaard, and due to the injuries to Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki, Jose Lobaton was the only other catcher on the roster - as was his decision to allow Syndergaard to bat for himself.

The loss was just the second on the season for the Mets and put an end to the team's nine game win streak. Milwaukee hopes to win the division for the first time in their franchise's history. Kinsler had three hits and scored a pair of runs.

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Braun went 1-for-3 before exiting Saturday and is hitting.184 with three homers and eight RBIs.

Syndergaard is 2-0 with a 0,69 ERA in two career starts against the Brewers. It was Shuck's first appearance in the majors since playing with the Chicago White Sox in 2016. Cabrera is hitting.347/.396/.612 with 17 hits, five RBIs and 12 runs scored, while Frazier is batting.282 with 11 hits, eight RBIs and eight runs. Miguel Rojas had three hits, Derek Dietrich had two and Lewis Brinson broke an 0-for-26 slump with a sixth-inning single. Hernandez was promoted Friday after third baseman Josh Donaldson went on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

The Brewers are fourth in the NL Central at 8-8, three-and-a-half games behind the Pirates. Harvey started 18 games past year and finished the season 5-7 overall with a 6.70 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP.

Phillies 2, Rays 1: Jorge Alfaro singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, and Philadelphia won for the sixth time in seven games in beating host Tampa Bay.

Red Sox 7, Orioles 3: Eduardo Nunez socked a three-run homer and Eduardo Rodriguez held his former team to one run over six innings as Boston beat visiting Baltimore to open a four-game series.

The Brewers (8-7) would be thrilled if Chacin followed in the footsteps of staff ace Chase Anderson, who became the first Milwaukee starter to pitch into the seventh Saturday.