Final Recap: Mets 3 – Brewers 1

Rene Rivera, Jeurys Familia

New York Mets catcher Rene Rivera (44) congratulates New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) after Familia closed out a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, May 22, 2016, in New York. Familia earned the save as Mets defeated the Brewers 3-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The New York Mets (25-18) completed the three game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers (18-26) this afternoon by the final score of 3-1. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_05_22_milmlb_nynmlb_1#game=2016_05_22_milmlb_nynmlb_1,game_tab=box,game_state=Wrapup

Game Notes:

  • Noah Syndergaard was electric pitching 7 innings allowing 1 run (0 ER) on 6 hits, while striking out 11. He walked none.
  • Michael Conforto was 1-3 with a solo HR.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 1-4 with a 2-run single.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 1-3 with a double.
  • Jeurys Familia received his 15th save of the season with a scoreless 9th. He is now 15-15 in save opportunities this season.

How sweep it is for the Mets to take all three ball games from the Brewers, after a brutal final two games played against the Nationals earlier in the week. This was the Mets first sweep of the Brewers in New York since April 26-28, 2002.  The Brewers came into the series playing some of the best baseball they have played all season after taking two of the three from the Chicago Cubs. The Mets met every challenge they faced in this series including battling back from a three run deficit yesterday afternoon. It was pertinent that the Mets bounced back in this series and carry some momentum into Washington tomorrow, as they are scheduled for another three round heavyweight fight against the Nationals. The Mets wrapped up their home stand with a 4-2 record, and while you would’ve liked to see them take two of three from Washington this past week, they have a chance to make up for it in the next three games on the road. 

As far as today’s game goes Michael Conforto showed off his strength with his solo home run in the bottom of the first inning. Conforto hit the longest home run recorded at Citi Field this season with a 448 foot blast to right-center field. Conforto is considered the future All-Star of the Mets lineup and it’s nice to see him work out of his recent struggles in this series against the Brewers. Noah Syndergaard simply overmatched the Brewers lineup for the better part of the afternoon. Syndergaard side-stepped out of trouble in the top of the seventh with runners on 1st and 3rd base and no outs. A throw from Rene Rivera to catch a stealing Alex Presley at second base, a Ramon Flores strikeout, and a groundout from Aaron Hill got Syndergaard out of the jam, which concluded his successful afternoon. Syndergaard’s ERA sits at 1.94 and with the way he has pitched so far, you can expect that number to possibly keep dropping as he makes his case for Cy Young Award consideration. 

The Mets are in for another big series heading into Washington tomorrow with a few questions surrounding the team. Lucas Duda’s MRI on his back will be reviewed by Dr. Altcheck tomorrow and a further course of action surrounding Duda will be known. I can only expect at this point for Duda to hit the disabled list with the way team officials have spoke about his injury. Also will we see a different Matt Harvey against the Nationals less than a week after he was lit up against the very same team? And will the Mets bats wake up this time around against Washington and help ease some pressure off of the pitching staff? My eyes will be glued to the TV this upcoming series and I hope we can make up some ground that we lost last week against the Nats. 

  • Tomorrow night the Mets open up their quick three game road trip in Washington at 7:05 pm et. You can watch tomorrow night’s game on SNY.
  • Bartolo Colon (3-3, 3.75 ERA) will face the same opponent and same pitcher he faced less than a week ago as he goes head to head again, with southpaw Gio Gonzalez (3-1, 1.86 ERA).

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