Final Recap: Mets 5 – Brewers 4

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The New York Mets (24-18) had their first walk-off victory of the season by defeating the Milwaukee Brewers (18-25) this afternoon by the final score of 5-4. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • David Wright played hero knocking in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning with an RBI single. He finished the day 1-5.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 2-4 with a 2-run home run.
  • Eric Campbell was 2-4 and scored the game-winning run.
  • Curtis Granderson was 1-3 with a leadoff home run.
  • Jacob deGrom didn’t have his best stuff going 5 innings while allowing 4 runs on 5 hits while walking 3. He also struck out 7 batters.
  • The Mets bullpen accounted for 4 scoreless innings only allowing 2 hits and striking out 6.

Cue the heroics for the Captain! David Wright played hero as he hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th. It was Wright’s eight career walk-off hit in a Mets uniform which now sits as the franchise record. Surprisingly Wright swung on a 3-0 pitch from a wild Michael Blazek but it ultimately paid off. This was a great comeback for the Mets as they were down 4-1 at one point in the game but chipped away and came out with a well-deservred victory.  Maybe this is the hit that gets Wright’s season going back in the right direction as he has been in a bit of a tailspin lately and striking out at an alarming rate. As for today you can’t help but feel good for him as he has had a rough go of it lately and watching him get swarmed by his teammates with the wide smile on his face was one of the best moments this season so far. 

Yoenis Cespedes is simply on another planet and he continues to feast on opposing pitchers at a rapid rate. I don’t like to imagine where the Mets would be without him in the lineup, and I’m glad I don’t have to live that nightmare, as Cespedes is a clear front-runner for NL MVP at this point in the season. I’ll take Cespedes over many of the top hitters in baseball today, as he has been a clutch player for the Mets since coming over in the trade last season. He always gives them a chance to win every night he is in the lineup with both his hitting prowess and his presence sometimes alone. In 95 games since joining the Mets, Cespedes has hit 31 home runs with 88 RBI’s. What a great investment the front office made with this “amazin” player.

Jacob deGrom had a rough go of it on the mound today as he labored and threw 100 pitches in five innings. He couldn’t seem to get into any kind of groove today, and he allowed a  2-run home run to the Brewers 8th hitter Ramon Flores who came into the game hitting .190. His fastball velocity seemed to be inconsistent and he put too many Brewers on base today. But hey these things happen in baseball, and it was great to see the Mets back up their ace and not hang him with a loss today. 

  • The Mets will look to go for the series sweep tomorrow afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 pm et. You can watch tomorrow’s game on WPIX.
  • Noah Syndergaard (4-2, 2.19 ERA) will look to continue his dominance for the Mets and oppose Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson (2-5, 5.32 ERA) who carried a no-hitter against the Cubs into the 7th inning in his last start.

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