Matt Garza wins third straight as Milwaukee Brewers top Atlanta Braves
Aug 16 2016
As the home team with the lead, they weren't required to play the bottom of the ninth, but they marked at least one run in every other inning, including three home runs from Chris Carter, Scooter Gennett, and Hernan Perez. He limited the Cardinals to one run over six innings in his last start. X-rays came back negative and the Braves are labeling de la Cruz as day-to-day.
Making his second start of the season, Roberto Hernandez (1-1) allowed five runs in four innings.
Tyler Thornburg worked a flawless ninth for his fourth save of the year and his third since assuming the closer role after Milwaukee traded Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith at the deadline.
Zach Davies allowed three runs and eight hits over seven innings.
Milwaukee tied it up three batters into the third after Jonathan Villar led off with a bunt single, and Orlando Arcia and Ryan Braun both singled to right.
Peralta matched his season highs with six innings and six strikeouts, but Tyrell Jenkins countered with six solid innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Milwaukee 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Braves starter Joel De La Cruz left after four innings when a hard shot by Arcia caromed off of his shin (directly to Freeman, who made the tag on Arcia for the final out of the inning). Fielder spent his first seven major league seasons in Milwaukee, where he and Counsell were teammates from 2007-2011. "It's sad it has to happen like that".
Evan Gattis homered and had four RBIs in the second game as the Astros completed the sweep.
The Brewers scored in every possible inning for the first time in franchise history. It was also a positive offensive performance from Nick Markakis (2-5, RBI) and Freddie Freeman (1-2, 2 BB, R, RBI), but on a day when the pitching was ghastly, the production from the aforementioned trio wasn't enough.
Pierzynski caught his 1,933rd career game, the most among active catchers.
Milwaukee was unable to score over six innings against Atlanta's bullpen.
Braves: RHP John Gant worked four innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett. C Tyler Flowers (left hand fracture) is getting closer to coming off the disabled list. The Astros designated CF Carlos Gomez for assignment Wednesday after trading with the Brewers to get him last July. "I know I've got more out there, I've got more in the tank". "It's back. I've been able to pitch like I have in the past. He enjoyed it here". Whalen got the win in his major league debut on August 3 despite allowing four runs in five innings against the Pirates.
Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (5-5, 4.37 ERA) will face Washington for the first time in his career Friday.
Anderson, acquired over the offseason from Arizona, comes into the contest 6-10 with a 5.01 ERA and five quality starts in 22 outings.