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Travis Ishikawa 2 homeruns helps power Brewers past Mets

New York – Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has been looking for somebody on his bench to step up and make enough impact on a sputtering offense to warrant regular playing time.

Breaking through with the biggest offensive night of his career, Travis Ishikawa belted two home runs and drove in five runs Tuesday night to propel the Brewers to an 8-0 victory over the New York Mets at Citi Field.

With first baseman Mat Gamel lost for the season with a knee injury, Roenicke has been rotating three players at that position – Ishikawa, Taylor Green and Brooks Conrad. In his 10th start of the season there, Ishikawa staked a firm claim on increased playing time.

“I’ve been trying to make that statement ever since ‘Gam’ went down,” said Ishikawa, whose home run and RBI totals were career highs. “All I can do is when I’m in there, try to do my best and have quality at-bats. “It’s our job to be ready to go in those situations. I’ve been kind of dealing with that my whole career. I’ve been a guy who has to always be ready to go.”

via Ishikawa helps power Brewers past Mets – JSOnline.


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