The Mets just scored 10 runs in an inning against the Brewers

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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).

Corey Kluber removed from his rehab game

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Part of the reason the Cleveland Indians could trade away a pitcher like Trevor Bauer in the middle of a playoff race is because they have reinforcements on the way. The primary reinforcement is Corey Kluber, who has been out since May 1 with a broken arm. Based on what happened yesterday it’s possible that the Tribe will have to wait a bit longer for that particular reinforcement to arrive.

Kluber was the starter in yesterday’s game between Triple-A Columbus and Charlotte. He managed only one inning, however, walking two and not allowing a run before being lifted due to abdominal tightness. It was said that he was removed for precautionary reasons, so it may not be an injury as opposed to everyone simply being spooked. He’ll be reevaluated today.

It’s unclear whether this will delay his return to the Indians, though it obviously isn’t a good development. As it stood before yesterday, Cleveland had hoped Kluber could make big league starts in September and be ready for the postseason.