Chris Carter hit a three-run homer, Matt Garza pitched six innings for this first win of the season, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 on Saturday. Carter connected for his 19th homer with two out in the first. Jonathan Villar had three hits for Milwaukee, including an RBI single in the second. Garza (1-0) gave up four runs and seven hits in his third start of the year. He was sidelined for the first two months of the season by a back injury.
One day after reuniting with the Mets on a minor league deal, Jose Reyes made his debut with the Low-A Brooklyn Cyclones on Sunday in preparation for joining the major league roster in the coming days. Greeted with loud applause and even the familiar “Jose-Jose-Jose-Jose” chant from a capacity crowd at MCU Park in Brooklyn, Reyes played six innings and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout from the leadoff spot. Reyes spoke with reporters after the game and said that he was “a little bit emotional” at the positive response from fans. His return to the Mets was only made possible after he was dumped by the Rockies following a 52-game suspension from MLB for a domestic violence incident with his wife.