Mets Fall To Brewers After Being Eliminated From Playoff Contention

New York (73-81) has lost 12 of 15 and was eliminated from playoff contention earlier in the day when Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh.

Mets Fall To Brewers After Being Eliminated From Playoff Contention

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes pitched seven brilliant innings to win his ninth consecutive decision and the Milwaukee Brewers moved to the brink of clinching the NL Central title with a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night.

The Brewers, already assured a fourth straight playoff berth, can wrap up the division crown Sunday with a win at home in the series finale against the Mets or a Cardinals loss to the Cubs in Chicago.

Milwaukee won its second straight following a five-game skid, including a four-game sweep at home by the second-place Cardinals, who have won a team-record 15 in a row.

“I think it’s just better for us to go out and get three wins and do it ourselves rather than let the Cardinals fall and giving it to us,” Burnes said. “I think it’s good for us to go out and play good baseball.”

New York (73-81) has lost 12 of 15 and was eliminated from playoff contention earlier in the day when Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh.

Burnes (11-4) scattered five hits, struck out nine and walked one. Brad Boxberger, who had allowed 10 earned runs in his previous 5 1/3 innings, tossed a scoreless eighth, and Josh Hader worked the ninth for his 34th save in 35 opportunities.

“Corbin’s having an incredible season, a Cy Young-worthy season, there’s no question about it,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “What he’s done the last two months for us is nothing short of amazing. He’s been amazing all year, but it feels like he’s even picked it up a little bit as we kind of go down the stretch. That’s what the great ones do and he’s a great one right now. He’s pitching like it.”

Eduardo Escobar drove in both runs for Milwaukee with a third-inning single off Rich Hill (6-8), who allowed just two hits in five innings.

Willy Adames and Avisaíl García drew consecutive one-out walks in the third. Christian Yelich’s groundout advanced the runners and Escobar followed with a single to left.

“I put that on myself with the walks,” Hill said. “I don’t think that that puts us in a very good position. So, I’m just going to point the finger at myself and I think that’s what I will do every single time I fail. It’s not trying to look in another direction. You’ve got to look at yourself in the mirror and find out, hey, where did we fall short and how can we improve? That’s across the board.”

Hill has allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight consecutive starts since Aug. 16, but is winless in 12 games, including 11 starts, since being acquired from Tampa Bay in July.

The Mets got one run back in the fourth when Michael Conforto doubled with two outs and scored on Javier Baez’s single.

Despite the Cardinals’ winning streak, they are still seven games behind Milwaukee, which led the division by 14 games on Sept. 12.

“That tells you what we did for the course of 5 1/2 months vs. the last two weeks,” Burnes said. “We played good baseball most of the year. Obviously we had a little skid there last week, but probably good timing for that to happen, to kind of shake us all loose, wake us up a little bit and get us going. We’re in a good spot.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard, recovering from Tommy John surgery in March 2020, struck out two and allowed one hit in one inning during his second rehab outing at Triple-A Syracuse.

Brewers: RHP Devin Williams, bothered by a strained right calf, is making progress. “Devin’s just going to play catch like a reliever, just have a normal day, and after he does that, we’ll evaluate his game availability,” Counsell said.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Carlos Carrasco (1-3, 5.24 ERA) starts Sunday afternoon. Carrasco has struggled in the first inning this season, allowing 16 earned runs in 10 starts (14.60 ERA). Seven of the nine homers has given up have come in the first.

Brewers: RHP Freddy Peralta (9-5, 2.65) makes his first career appearance against the Mets. Peralta allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings in his last start, a 5-2 loss to St. Louis.

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3 Killed, 21 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

At least 24 people have been shot so far this weekend in Chicago, including a police officer who was wounded in a shooting in the South Shore neighborhood. Three of the victims of this weekend’s gun violence have died.

3 Killed, 21 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 24 people have been shot so far this weekend in Chicago, including a police officer who was wounded in a shooting in the South Shore neighborhood. Three of the victims of this weekend’s gun violence have died.

Police said the officer was shot just a block away when a shooting broke out around 10:50 p.m. Friday near 72nd Place and Jeffery Boulevard. They said there was a confrontation in a building, where two people had just gotten home with a pizza.

An 18-year-old man was shot and killed, A 15-year-old boy was also shot, and is in fair condition at Comer Children’s hospital.

Police said when an officer arrived on scene, she got out of her squad car, and felt pain in her leg. She realized she’d been shot, and drove herself to University of Chicago Medical Center.

“I’m taking myself to the hospital. I’m taking myself. U of C!” the officer told a dispatcher over her police radio.

Sources said she received staples and stitches, later expressing gratitude to her fellow officers.

“I just want to say thank you to everybody that responded, and I’ll be back soon,” she said over the police radio.

Police said one of the four people involved in the confrontation shot the officer, but they would not say who that was.

Police Supt. David Brown said the officer has been released from the hospital, and is recovering at home.

The wounded officer’s name hasn’t publicly been released, but police said she’s 30 years old, and has been on the job two years. She’s the 12th CPD officer shot this year, and the 46th shot at.

Around 7:45 p.m. Friday, a 44-year-old man was near the street in the 700 block of East 92nd Place in the Burnside neighborhood, when two gunmen walked up and started shooting.

The man was shot in the abdomen, and was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as Jason Clark, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

At 4:20 p.m. Saturday, a 31-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 10200 block of South Yates Boulevard in the South Deering neighborhood, when someone in a vehicle pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest and back.

The victim was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Meantime, Friday night, a 37-year-old man was shot during an argument on a CTA bus in the Irving Park neighborhood.

Police said two men got into an argument on a CTA bus in the 3700 block of North Kimball Avenue around 7:50 p.m., when one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other.

A 37-year-old man was shot in the hip and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.

In other shootings since 5:30 p.m. Friday, police said:

  • At 9:13 p.m. Friday, a 27-year-old man was outside in the 7200 block of South Phillips Avenue in South Shore, when he heard shots, and realized he’d been shot behind the ear. A relative took him to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was in good condition.
  • At 9:45 p.m. Friday, a 19-year-old man was walking in the 800 block of West 51st Place in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, when someone shot him in the wrist. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.
  • At 10:43 p.m. Friday, a 20-year-old man was riding an electric scooter in the 4000 block of West 25th Street in Little Village, when someone shot him in the knee. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
  • At 11:58 p.m. Friday, a 35-year-old man was driving south in the 5200 block of South Halsted Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, when someone shot him multiple times. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition.
  • At 12:01 a.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man was in the 2800 block of West Polk Street in Lawndale, when several gunmen started shooting at him. He was struck in the leg, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.
  • At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, a 26-year-old woman was driving in the 600 block of West Garfield Boulevard, on the cusp of Englewood and Back of the Yards, when someone shot her in the ankle. She was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was listed in good condition.
  • At 1:16 a.m. Saturday, a 16-year-old boy was riding in the back seat of a car in the 4600 block of South Paulina Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, when someone shot him in the heel. The driver took him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
  • At 2:16 a.m. Saturday, a 31-year-old man was in the front passenger seat of a vehicle in the 9100 block of South Mackinaw Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, when someone in another vehicle pulled up and fired four shots. The victim was shot in the left leg, and was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
  • At 8:50 a.m. Saturday, a male whose age is unknown was shot in the head in the 500 block of South Pulaski Road in West Garfield Park. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • At 9:01 a.m. Saturday, two men were walking on opposite sides of the street in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in East Garfield Park, when two people began shooting from a passing vehicle. A 33-year-old man was shot in the back and shoulder, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. A 30-year-old man was shot in the left calf, and was taken to Humboldt Park Health, where his condition was stabilized.
  • At 1:57 p.m. Saturday, a 29-year-old man was on the street in the 1400 block of West 105th Street in the East Beverly neighborhood, when someone shot him in the left leg. He was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in good condition.
  • At 3:47 p.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old man was walking down the street in the 0-100 block of East 89th Street in the West Chesterfield neighborhood, when someone in a van pulled up and shot him in the chest. The victim was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
  • At 7:45 p.m. Saturday, a 39-year-old woman and a 14-year-old boy were driving in the 100 block of East 59th Street, after exiting the Dan Ryan Expressway, when someone in an Audi pulled up alongside and started shooting. After they were shot, the victims crashed into a Pontiac sedan. The woman was shot in the abdomen, and was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition. The boy was shot in the left forearm, and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.
  • At 8:29 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old girl was sitting in a parked car in the 5400 block of South Avers Avenue in the West Elsdon neighborhood, when a gunman shot her in the torso. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • At 9:10 p.m. Saturday, a 31-year-old man was getting out of his vehicle in the 3200 block of West 31st Street in Little Village, when someone in a white sedan shot him in the torso. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • At 9:20 p.m. Saturday, a 38-year-old man was driving in the 3800 block of North Troy Street in Irving Park, when someone in a sedan pulled up and shot him. The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and a gunshot wound to the torso.
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