The Brewers designated reliever Brandon Kintzler for assignment on Friday afternoon, but they rescinded it a few hours later when they learned the right-hander was suffering from tendinitis in his left knee. They have instead placed him on the 15-day disabled list, the club announced on Twitter.
Kintzler, 30, has pitched seven innings thus far, allowing six runs (five earned) on 12 hits and five walks with seven strikeouts. He was expended when shortstop Jean Segura was activated from the disabled list, so no additional roster move will be made with the latest change.
One might have thought things couldn’t gotten worse for the 13-23 Brewers, but they just did after letting the Mets score 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth during Saturday night’s game. Starter Matt Garza had limited the Mets to just one run — which came on an RBI single from opposing starter Jacob deGrom — over the first three innings.
Here’s how it went down:
- Michael Cuddyer leadoff single
- Daniel Murphy walk
- Eric Campbell 1-3 ground out, moving both runners up a base
- Kevin Plawecki RBI fielder’s choice, shortstop to catcher (no out recorded) [2-0]
- Jacob deGrom single to load the bases
- Wilmer Flores grand slam [6-0]
- Curtis Granderson infield single
- Juan Lagares single, moving Granderson to third base
- Lucas Duda walk
- Michael Cuddyer two-run double [8-0]
- (Garza relieved by Brandon Kintzler)
- Daniel Murphy two-run double [10-0]
- Eric Campbell RBI single [11-0]
- Kevin Plawecki strikeout
- Jacob deGrom single
- Wilmer Flores ground out
Garza finished having allowed 10 runs on 10 hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. He entered with a 4.04 ERA and left at 5.72.
With three hits in his first three at-bats, deGrom becomes the first Mets pitcher to do so since Chris Young on April 5, 2011 (via Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News). The last pitcher to record two hits of his own in an inning was Adam Wainwright on April 13, 2013 against the Brewers (via Jesse Spector of the Sporting News).
Milwaukee has signed right-hander Brandon Kintzler to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
Kintzler was projected to make around $1 million via arbitration, but the one-year deal will pay the 30-year-old reliever $1.075 million following a season in which he struck out just 31 batters in 58 innings but posted a 3.24 ERA.
Kintzler, who underwent offseason knee surgery, has a 3.26 ERA in 174 career innings for the Brewers since debuting in 2010.