National League Game Summary - New York at Milwaukee
(Wednesday, June 8th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 7, New York 6
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Nyjer Morgan's hit in the bottom of the
ninth sent Milwaukee past the New York Mets, 7-6, in the second of three
between the clubs at Miller Park.
Craig Counsell singled with one out against Dale Thayer (0-1), then swiped
second as Rickie Weeks struck out swinging. Morgan followed by ripping a ball
into the right-field corner to bring home Counsell with the winning run.
"Wasn't that interesting?" said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.
Prince Fielder hit a pair of two-run homers for the Brewers, who rallied from
a 6-2 deficit to win for the fifth time in six games.
John Axford (2-1) turned in a scoreless top of the ninth.
Ronny Paulino finished 4-for-4 with a three-run homer for the Mets, who saw
their three-game win streak snapped.
The Mets appeared to take control of the game thanks to a five-run eighth
inning. Jose Reyes got the rally started against Kameron Loe with a leadoff
single and stole second. Justin Turner walked, then Carlos Beltran's double
and Angel Pagan's single made it a 3-2 game. Pagan swiped second, then after
Jason Bay fanned swinging, Paulino reached the seats in left to make it 6-2
for the visitors.
"We still like Kameron. We have confidence in him," Roenicke said of Loe's
rough performance. "He's getting his sinker up in the zone. They're going to
boo periods like that when he's not pitching well, and sometimes it's not
going to go well."
Zach Braddock came on, and worked around a two-out double from Ruben Tejada to
keep it a four-run margin.
The Brewers responded with a four-spot in the home half against a pair of Mets
relievers thanks to Ryan Braun's two-run double and a two-run blast from
Fielder for a 6-6 draw.
"I knew that first base was open, so I didn't want to make a mistake," said
mets reliever Jason Isringhausen, who served up the game-tying blast. "I got
it over the plate and the way he's swinging the bat he did what he's up there
New York left a runner on second in the top of the ninth after Pagan fanned
The Mets picked up a run in the fourth. Bay was hit by a pitch, and Paulino
singled to put runners on the corners before a balk by Brewers starter Randy
Wolf plated Bay. Wolf allowed four hits and one run with six strikeouts in
6 2/3 innings.
Milwaukee countered in the home half as Braun singled with one out and Fielder
followed with a two-run shot to right center off Mets hurler Mike Pelfrey.
Pelfrey lasted six frames, charged with four hits and a pair of runs.
With his 21st career multi-homer game, Fielder vaulted into third place on the
Brewers' all-time home-run list with 209, surpassing Gorman Thomas...Robin
Yount is first with 251 and Geoff Jenkins is second at 212...Milwaukee third
baseman Casey McGehee snapped a streak of 27 hitless at-bats with a seventh-
inning single...Braun finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs
scored...Reyes wound up 2-for-4.
06/09 00:35:18 ET
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