MILWAUKEE — — Rookie Brice Turang hit a grand slam for his first major league hom run, capping a seven-run fifth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers opened their home schedule by routing the New York Mets 10-0 on Monday.
Brian Anderson Freddy Peralta pitched six innings in two-hit ball and also homered as the Brewers won a third consecutive game. This was Milwaukee’s first win in a home opener since the 2-0 victory over Atlanta in 2014.
After being shut out in their 16th innings, the Brewers scored 22 runs in their 20 last innings.
The Mets started the day poorly. Carlos Carrasco Before throwing his first pitch, he received a pitch clock violation. The rest of the afternoon was dominated by four clock violations and three hits. New York has now lost 14 of its 17 previous games at Milwaukee.
Carrasco allowed a two-out RBI single to Jesse Winker in the third, gave up a two-run homer to Brian Anderson in the fourth — Milwaukee’s first home run this season — and left after walking Christian Yelich and Jesse Winker starting the fifth.
Carrasco’s fastball velocity decreased from 92.1 mph in his first inning to 89.9 in the fifth.
The Brewers poured it from there.
Carrasco was replaced by Tommy Hunter, who promptly allowed Willy Adames an RBI single before walking Rowdy Tellez. Carrasco walked Garrett Mitchell, to load the bases after Winker was brought home by William Contreras.
Anderson was the first to bring Adames home. Turang ripped an 0-1 pitch over the wall in right-center You can find out more about a 417-foot blast extending Milwaukee’s lead to 10-0. Turang pumped as he reached for the first ball and raised his arms in the air as he went to second.
Turang was joined by Bill Spiers (1989), Tim Unroe (1997) and Shaun Marcum (2011) to be the only Brewers who have achieved grand slams in their first homers.
Peralta walked two of his first three batters before retiring. He then settled down to keep the Mets scoreless. Peralta walked three and struck out seven.
Bryse Wilson pitched the final three innings, giving up only one hit in his second save of his career.
Milwaukee pitchers walked eight and the Mets six; the only pitcher without a walk was New York’s Luis Guillorme — normally an infielder — who pitched a one-hit eighth.
Turang, one the three rookies in the starting line-up, has been 5 of 10, with five RBI, through the Brewers first four games.
Turang is the Brewers’ new starting second baseman now that they’ve traded Kolten Wong to Seattle in a deal that brought Winker to Milwaukee. Winker opened the scoring in the third with an RBI single and has already driven in five more runs.
Anderson, who had spent six seasons in Miami Marlins’, signed with the Brewers during the offseason. On Monday, Anderson was 2-3 with three RBI.
The first inning ended with a brief interruption of play. Carrasco had an apparent issue with his PitchCom device.
PitchCom allows catchers push buttons on wristbands that allow them to call fastballs, curves and changeups. The result can be heard by the pitcher via an earpiece within his hat.
METS RELEASE RUF
Darin Ruf was the Mets’ first baseman/outfielder. The Mets owe him $3 million for 2023, and $250,000 for his buyout. This was part of a 2024 option. Ruf is available for signing by any team, regardless of their pro-rated share.
Ruf, 36, batted. With a.307 on base percentage, 11 homers, and 45 RBI in a total of 118 games played for the Mets (and San Francisco Giants) last season, 204.
RHP Max Scherzer (1-0; 4.50 ERA) pitches in the Mets’ bullpen. LHP Wade Miley, on the other hand, makes his season debut for Milwaukee as the three-game series continues Tuesday night.
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