The Milwaukee Brewers (15-19) head to the “Big Apple” to take on the New York Mets (19-15) in a two-game series. Milwaukee is coming off a series win against the Chicago Cubs, although they did lose Sunday’s game 8-2. New York was only able to take one-out-of-three against the surging Miami Marlins. They did take a lead into the ninth inning of Sunday’s game but was unable to come away with the victory.
Monday May 14, 2012
Yovani Gallardo (2-3, 5.35 ERA) vs. Miguel Batista (0-1, 5.89 ERA)
Yovani Gallardo has pitched well this season, disregarding two starts against the St. Louis Cardinals. In those two starts he has a 22.25 ERA in 5.2 innings pitched. In his other five starts this season he has a 2.45 ERA in 33.0 innings on the mound. Gallardo was able to record a win in his last outing, his first since April 11. Against the Cincinnati Reds he allowed two earned runs on four hits while striking out eight batters.
The Mets have removed Miguel Batista from the bullpen and inserted him in the starting rotation. He has made two starts so far this season with the first coming April 23 against the San Francisco Giants. In that outing he got roughed up bad, giving up six earned runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings pitched. He improved in his second start on May 8 against the Philadelphia Phillies in which he surrendered only two earned runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings.
Tuesday May 15, 2012
Zack Greinke (3-1, 3.35 ERA) vs. Dillion Gee (2-2, 4.78 ERA)
Zack Greinke is coming off his best start of the season in which he only gave up two hits in eight scoreless innings while striking out 11 batters. Unfortunately, he did not factor in the decision as the Brewers lost their first game at home with Greinke on the mound. It is no secret Greinke struggles on the road but hopefully he overcome those demons and power past the Mets offense.
Dillion Gee last pitched against the Brewers in 2010, which means he will be seeing several new hitters. Teams have recorded hits in bunches against Gee this season and because of that his earned run average is a little high. However, he has been able to throw strikes when needed and has got the necessary outs to give the Mets a fighting chance to win games.