Brewers beat Mets 4-2 in game Wright is beaned

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm •  Published: September 26, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Hellweg had beaned Mets All-Star David Wright, hit another batter and walked four in the first four innings. Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move.

"I'm looking up at the board and he's got two hits given up and one run, and I'm taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. "That's just weird."

Roenicke found much of the Brewers' 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday night to be odd, but he'll take the win in a lost season.

"It was an interesting evening," Roenicke added. "It seemed like we weren't exactly on but we still did OK."

Wright too was fine, after being hit in the helmet by a changeup from Hellweg.

The All-Star third baseman went down on hands and knees for several moments before a Mets trainer rushed out to check on him. He then walked off without assistance, flipping his batting helmet in one hand.

"I feel pretty good. I passed all the concussion tests," Wright said. "I went through that protocol. It seems like it's good. ... I got to a knee and just wanted to collect my thoughts and make sure I was all right before I got up."

Hellweg, the PCL pitcher of the year for Triple-A Nashville, where he was 12-5 with a 3.15 ERA, said he was shaken by the two-out pitch, and it showed. He hit Lucas Duda in the back of the leg with the next pitch and then walked Mike Baxter on four pitches to load the bases.

"That's the last guy on the team I want to hit," Hellweg said of Wright. "I feel awful that he had to come out of the game."

After loading the bases, Matt den Dekker struck out for the Mets, who entered with a home record worse than all in the National League except the Cubs (31-50).

Coming off a road trip in which they won five of six, the Mets were 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position in dropping to 32-46 at Citi Field.

Hellweg wanted to stay in with a 4-1 lead but knew he had little argument.

"I didn't really show him I deserved to go out there," Hellweg said of Roenicke.

Alfredo Figaro (3-3) took over and he balked a runner to second when he dropped the ball to the mound while bringing his arm back during his delivery. He pitched two innings for the win.

Dillon Gee (12-11) has been one of the Mets' most consistent pitchers since May 30. He entered with a 2.57 ERA in 21 starts since then and, except for an unfortunate third inning, he shut down the short-handed Brewers for six innings.

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