THE New York food finally scored an overall win on Tuesday
All they have to do to get back in the race for the National League playoffs is do it again and again and again.
THE Dishes will be looking to build a much-needed winning streak on Wednesday night when they host the Milwaukee Brewers in the third game of a four-game series. New York hasn’t won back-to-back wins in the past two weeks
Right-hander Kodai Senga (6-5, 3.52 ERA) is set to start for New York against southpaw Wade Miley (5-2, 2.91).
Brandon Nimmo hit two of the Dishes‘ four homers on Tuesday night in support of David Peterson, who pitched six scoreless innings in his first league start since May 15 and picked up the win in New York’s 7-2 win
The result provided an increasingly rare glimpse of what was expected of the Dishes after winning 101 games last season. New York is just 7-16 this month and holds the 12th-best record in the NL
“It’s like losing – you kind of have to forget today,” Nimmo said after the game. “Preparation for tomorrow starts now, and you have a brand new pitcher and everyone starts 0-0. So just try to build on that.”
Francisco Lindor and Daniel Vogelbach also scored on Tuesday for the Dishes, who backed up Peterson and a trio of relievers with several solid defensive plays. New York turned two double plays and receiver Omar Narvaez sent off Joey Wiemer trying to steal the second to quell a potential rally in the seventh
“Do the same (Wednesday) — rinse and repeat, right?” Dishes said manager Buck Showalter. “The situations you find yourself in don’t happen overnight, positively or negatively. So you fall asleep, get up tomorrow, and try to find a way to do it again
“The throwing isn’t there? Score more points, play defense and back them up. That’s why it’s the epitome of team play.”
THE Brewers missed an early chance to wobble Peterson, who entered with an 8.08 ERA, the highest of any pitcher to make at least eight starts this season. Milwaukee loaded the bases with one out in the first inning before Peterson called on Owen Miller to hit in a 6-4-3 double play
It was the second straight disappointing first inning for Milwaukee, who left the bases loaded against Justin Verlander on Monday, although the Brewers emerged with a 2-1 victory in this contest
“Two nights in a row we had a big hit in the first inning and we went empty,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said.
THE Brewers threatened again in the fourth on Tuesday when Willy Adames walked and Miller scored a single before Luis Urias hit in another 6-4-3 double play
“Big rally, first and second, no one out, double play,” Counsell said. “Bases loaded, one out, nothing. So these are big plays.”
Milwaukee had won three of four before Tuesday.
Miley picked up a victory Friday after allowing three hits in six scoreless innings in the Brewers‘ Cleveland won 7-1. He is 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in seven career starts against the Dishes. Miley held New York scoreless for six innings on April 4 at Milwaukee, and he picked up a win in his first start of the season on Brewers as won 9-0