Marlins vs. Brewers – Game Recap – October 1, 2022

MILWAUKEE — — Devin Williams blew a ninth-inning lead and the Milwaukee Brewers squandered an awesome alternative to drag even within the race for the ultimate National League playoff spot, shedding to the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Saturday night time.

Bryan De La Cruz hit a two-run single off Williams that put Miami forward within the ninth. Milwaukee (84-74) fell a recreation behind the Phillies (85-73), who cut up a doubleheader with Washington, for the third NL wild-card berth.

Philadelphia holds the pinnacle-to-head tiebreaker between the groups. Both golf equipment have 4 video games left.

Williams (6-4) walked two within the ninth and each runners superior on a wild pitch earlier than De La Cruz lined a single to left discipline that scored Jon Berti and Brian Anderson.

“I assumed his stuff was wonderful,” Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell mentioned. “No points along with his stuff. They had some good at-bats. In the tip, the wild pitch might be what damage us within the inning.”

Berti walked and swiped second one out later for his main league-main thirty ninth stolen base.

“When Berti will get on, it’s a must to cope with him the entire time,” Marlins supervisor Don Mattingly mentioned. “It seemed just like the wild pitch, he was attempting to maintain him on at second and one acquired away from him. That actually helped us, clearly.”

Williams downplayed Berti being a risk to steal.

“I simply did not execute my pitches. That’s actually what it comes all the way down to,” the reliever mentioned.

Peter Strzelecki relieved Williams and acquired the ultimate two outs of the inning.

De La Cruz was recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville on Sept. 2. He’s hit safely in 15 of 20 video games since then with 4 dwelling runs and 16 RBI.

“Since he is come again from Triple-A, he is been actually good,” Mattingly mentioned. “He hung in there sufficient to get into that depend. He acquired sufficient on it and hit it in the correct spot.”

Richard Bleier pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save of the season. Tommy Nance (2-3) picked up the win with a scoreless eighth.

Milwaukee pushed throughout two runs within the sixth.

Huascar Brazoban relieved Jeff Fishman with two on and one out. Andrew McCutchen walked to load the bases. Brazoban hit Luis Urías with a pitch to power in a run after which Victor Caratini’s run-scoring groundout gave the Brewers the lead.

Peyton Burdick drove a 2-0 sinker from Milwaukee starter Alan Ashby off the underside of the scoreboard in heart discipline for a two-run shot within the third. Jordan Groshans was aboard on a verify-swing curler.

Marlins starter Edward Cabrera accomplished his warmup pitches earlier than the Brewers batted within the fourth, however couldn’t proceed.

Andrew Nardi changed him and promptly served up Christian Yelich’s first dwelling run since Sept. 6 at Colorado.

Cabrera retired the 9 batters he confronted, 5 on strikeouts. The 23-12 months-outdated left-hander was trying to bounce again from his final begin in opposition to Washington on Sept. 25 when he left after 3 2/3 innings with a proper ankle pressure.

Mattingly defined that Cabrera appeared to catch that very same ankle on the mound on a strikeout pitch to Tyrone Taylor to finish the third.

“He labored his approach again to make this begin,” Mattingly mentioned. “It’s simply unlucky he catches it.”

Ashby made his twenty sixth look and nineteenth begin in a season marred by two stints on the injured record. The left-hander was out with left forearm irritation from June 17 to July 1 and left shoulder irritation from Aug. 20 to Sept. 19

Trevor Gott relieved Ashby with one out and one on within the fifth. Gott retired the subsequent two batters after which three within the sixth.

NOT DRIVING ‘EM IN

The Brewers have been 0 for 7 with runners in scoring place and left 9 on base total.

“We simply have not been in a position to break it open,” Yelich mentioned. “We’ve given ourselves alternatives and put ourselves in good positions. We have not actually cashed in on it.”

ALCANTARA DONE

Marlins ace Sandy Alcántara, a prime contender for the NL Cy Young Award, was shut down for the remainder of the season.

“We’ve acquired to do the very best factor for Sandy, and we felt like that is it,” Mattingly mentioned.

Alcántara is 14-9 with a 2.28 ERA over 32 begins. He leads the majors with 228 2/3 innings and 6 full video games, 4 of which have come in opposition to the NL division leaders — Atlanta, Los Angeles and St. Louis.

“They made that call and I respect that,” Alcántara mentioned.

He had a one-phrase description for his 2022 season.

“Amazing,” he mentioned. “They know I’m right here to compete and that is what I do.”

Alcántara will proceed to stick with the group.

UP NEXT

The sequence concludes Sunday with Marlins proper-hander Pablo López (10-10, 3.90 ERA) dealing with Brewers proper-hander Freddy Peralta (4-4, 3.77).

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