MLB

more stats

National League Preview from The Sports Network



Thursday, June 12 (All times Eastern)

Milwaukee Brewers (39-27) at New York Mets (29-36), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Milwaukee - Kyle Lohse (7-2, 3.27) New York - Jonathon Niese (3-3, 2.68)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Lohse tries to bounce back from his worst start of the season on Thursday when the Milwaukee Brewers close out a three-game set with the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Lohse had been magnificent for the Brewers until Friday in Pittsburgh, as the Pirates battered him for eight runs and nine hits in five innings. Still, Lohse is 7-2 on the year with a 3.27 ERA.

"It was a bad night, all around," Lohse said after Friday's game. "I made some bad pitches, some good pitches, and it kind of went their way tonight. You turn the page. Just like I turned the page on the last outing, which was really good, I turn the page on this one, which was really bad. That's how the season goes."

Lohse has struggled in 10 starts versus the Mets, going 2-4 with a 5.40 ERA in 10 starts.

New York, meanwhile, will counter with lefty Jonathon Niese, who is 3-3 with a 2.68 ERA. Niese did not get a decision on Friday in San Francisco, but pitched well, as he allowed a pair of runs and five hits in seven innings of his team's 4-2 loss.

Niese is also a perfect 2-0 in five starts versus the Brewers, while pitching to a 5.68 ERA in those outings.

After falling in Tuesday's opener Milwaukee bounced back on Wednesday, as Wily Peralta retired nine of the last 10 batters he faced in 6 1/3 solid innings and the Brewers eked out a 3-1 win.

Peralta (6-5) won his second straight start, giving up just one run on four hits and a walk while trimming his ERA from 3.03 to 2.90 for the season.

Jonathan Lucroy had three hits, including two doubles, and scored a run for the Brewers, who have won three of their last four.

"I thought we played well," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "Yes, we didn't add on a couple runs that we could have, but I thought we played really well."

Curtis Granderson reached base the first three times he was up on a walk, a single and a double for the Mets, who had won the opener of the three-game series 6-2 on Tuesday after losing the last six games of a brutal 11-game road trip.

Granderson scored New York's only run on Lucas Duda's sacrifice fly in the second inning.

Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom (0-3) remained winless in his first six MLB starts. The 25-year-old rookie gave up three runs on nine hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings.

Milwaukee won four of seven games against the Mets last season and went 3-1 at Citi Field.

06/12 10:33:57 ET

  • CBB: North Carolina vs. Ohio State

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: UCLA vs Kentucky

    Tomorrow at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Tomorrow at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Cleveland

    Monday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: UCLA at Kentucky

    Tomorrow at 3:15 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Washington

    Tomorrow at 4:25 pm on 620am

  • NHL: Canes vs. NY Rangers

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • CBB: NC State at West Virginia

    Tomorrow at 9:30 pm on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
Final
PHI 91
CHA 109
Final
PHI 91
CHA 109
Final
ORL 94
UTA 101
4th
CLE 85
BRK 80
 
4th
BOS 112
MIN 96
 
4th
DET 83
TOR 100
 
4th
MIA 87
WAS 83
 
3rd
MEM 57
CHI 65
 
3rd
SAN 63
POR 61
 
2nd
DEN 29
LAC 20
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
OKC
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
Final
RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
Final
BUCK 88
CASEWEST 65
 
Final
LIB 94
CPNC 65
 
Final
SCAR 68
CLEM 45
 
Final
CMICH 97
CONC 60
 
Final
MIAMI 44
EKENT 72
 
Final
GWEBB 91
HIWASSEE 71
 
Final
ODU 60
MDES 43
 
Final
BUF 88
NIAG 62
 
Final
KSU 71
NCAT 57
 
Final
FAM 65
UNF 83
 
Final
NORST 81
NARZ 62
 
Final
DART 58
NILL 55
 
Final
MORE 60
NKENTUCKY 83
 
Final
UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
Final
STJ 53
GAELS 47
 
Final
ALA 69
STILL 49
 
Final
HAMP 66
TENST 54
 
Final
TENN 61
TENT 58
 
Final
WMARY 86
WSHMD 46
 
Final
MERC 67
COOK 46
 
Final
FLGC 83
FUR 78
 
Final
CALST 49
SDKST 53
 
2nd
MTST 57
CHAT 43
 
2nd
NDAK 63
DICKINSON 35
 
2nd
LAMON 65
LSUALEX 56
 
2nd
PRIN 72
LIP 52
 
2nd
LAM 72
MLGN 47
 
2nd
MINN 68
SEAT 39
 
2nd
LOYC 61
SUTAH 43
 
2nd
SELA 73
WINT 63
 
2nd
SILL 43
NO 42
 
1st
MARQ 31
ALAAM 15
 
1st
TTU 24
ARKPB 16
 
1st
DEN 32
COLST 26
 
1st
CREI 35
TXPA 17
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
EWASH
10:05pm Tonight
UTST
IDST
 
11:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ARZ
11:59pm Tonight
CHAM
HAW
 
1st OT
NJD 2
TAM 2
 
3rd
OTT 4
ANA 2
 
3rd
DET 1
NYI 2
 
2nd
WIN 1
BOS 1
 
1st
CAL 0
DAL 0