A haze enveloped the playing surface at American Family Field from all the fireworks going off in consecutive order, but the results were crystal clear: the milwaukee brewers he had just shelled one of the best pitchers of the generation.
“You don’t (see it coming),” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “Any time you hit three home runs in a row, it’s amazing.”
With the win, Milwaukee clinched a series victory and has outscored New York, 19-0, in the first two games.
SCORE TABLE: Brewers 9, Mets 0
Tellez narrowly missed a home run in his previous at-bat against Scherzer. The next time, he punished an 0-1 curveball to the left over the middle 422 feet to the right.
It was the kind of result Tellez had been waiting for. Until that at-bat, he was only 2-for-17 with no RBIs on the season.
“I’ve been feeling good all year, going 0-for-4 at Wrigley. That was just one of those days,” Tellez said. “I’ve been feeling good all year. I think I missed a lot of shots. It was a tough start, but when you’ve got guys behind you and in front of you holding it up, it does a lot.” easier.”
The guy holding him behind Téllez? That would be Anderson.
And it’s red hot.
Anderson, whose two-run double in the first had been the game’s only score up to that point, followed up Téllez’s solo home run by hitting a 2–2 dangling slider to 414 feet to left-center field.
Mitchell, after swinging and missing two consecutive pitches from Scherzer, pulled an 87.9 mph slice shot in the inside corner toward the picnic area just beyond the right field fence.
“I was kind of in the back of my mind. I was like, ‘OK, both guys did it in front of me,'” Mitchell said. “But that’s the part where it’s all about putting together a good at-bat and seeing what happens. I fought to the end and got a pitch that I could handle and it worked in my favor.”
It looks like the Brewers have replaced the happy hour bell as their new go-to home run celebration, too. Every player put on a head of cheese Willy Adames awarded them when they came to the bench.
It marked the first time the Brewers had hit three straight home runs since August 2018, when Jesús Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames accomplished the feat against the San Diego Padres.
That day, the Brewers played Brett Kennedy, who made all six of his major league starts. Doing it against a certified ace and future Hall of Famer takes a whole different degree of difficulty.
Both Anderson and Mitchell homered in the next inning to increase Milwaukee’s lead to 9-0.
“It’s a little surreal facing a guy like that, someone you grew up seeing, being on the other side of the fence,” Mitchell said.
Anderson continues his torrid start to the season after signing as a free agent with the Brewers over the winter. He is now 8-for-15 with a 1.779 OPS, three home runs, 10 RBI.
“He’s off to a great start,” Counsell said. “Luis Urías’ injury has also made him really critical. For him to be hitting well, without a doubt a great boost.”
Wade Miley made his first start of the season and outscored Scherzer by a significant margin. The veteran lefty had the Mets unbalanced in the box through six scoreless innings, spreading five hits and striking out three while inducing wide weak contact.
The win was Miley’s 100th career win on a night that reminded Milwaukee just how effective he was for the team in 2018 and how good he can still be.
“Every time I get the ball, I go out and put as much as I can into games,” Miley said. “Keep the clubhouse relaxed. It’s a long season. It’s a tough season. There are ups and downs. Obviously, we’re at a high point right now. You want to ride that wave but you want to stay a certain way throughout you. Trust him process.”
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