Eric Thames hits two more homers in win over Reds

Eric Thames clubbed home runs in his first two at bats last night, giving him 10 for the season and seven in five games against the Reds.

Thames would come back to homer in the 2nd inning, a two-run shot that just went over the left field fence. His 16.0 walk percentage is well above the 5.6 percent clip he averaged in his two previous seasons in the big leagues. The right-hander retired Thames three times April 14 when he limited the Brewers to two runs over five innings despite walking five.

"He's not missing", Price said.

Garza singled in a run in the third after Perez's RBI double.

Perez's three-run homer capped that inning.

Eric Thames hits two more homers in win over Reds
Eric Thames hits two more homers in win over Reds

"But but but Ryan Braun", sputter other commenters. He walked four and struck out one.

Reds starter Amir Garrett failed to make it out of the fourth inning, yielding 10 runs, nine earned, on eight hits and four walks. His fifth home run of the season followed shortstop Orlando Arcia's fielding error on a routine groundball.

Scott Schebler hit a two-out, three-run homer off Garza in the third.

Braun was pinch-hit for by Jesus Aguilar in the sixth inning due to a bruised left foot suffered when he fouled three pitches off his foot in his first at-bat. His 23 runs scored this month also tie a franchise-record with Paul Molitor and Rickie Weeks. Mesoraco likely would be activated for the weekend series in St. Louis. Mesoraco is now on the disabled list following right hip surgery and is rehabbing with Double-A Pensacola. Garrett, who threw a season-high 97 pitches in seven innings against Baltimore, posted a 3.18 ERA during five years in the minors before making the Reds in the spring. He is 2-1 with a 4.28 ERA in six career starts against them. The Brewers produced 11 runs in Monday's victory and have scored four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games.

The Brewers will counter with Zach Davies (1-2, 8.24 ERA), who will be looking to get on track after four poor outings to begin the season. He took a no-decision at Cincinnati on April 15.

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