The New York Mets (33-26) defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (28-32) tonight by the final score of 5-2 at Miller Park. For a full postgame recap follow the link below…
- Curtis Granderson was 2-4 with a leadoff HR in the top of the 1st inning. He is now tied with Jose Reyes for most all-time in Mets history with 16.
- Wilmer Flores was 3-4 with a double.
- Kevin Plawecki was 1-3 with a 2-run RBI single.
- Yoenis Cespedes was 2-5 with an RBI single.
- Matt Reynolds was 1-1 with a pinch-hit RBI single.
- Bartolo Colon was fantastic tonight going 7 innings while only allowing 1 run on 8 hits, with 2 strikeouts, and no walks.
- Jeurys Familia converted his 20th save of the season with a perfect inning.
- Addison Reed’s scoreless streak of 15.1 innings was snapped in the bottom of the 8th.
The Mets started the game off with a bang with Curtis Granderson going deep on the fourth pitch of the game to give the Mets an early 1-0 lead. While the Mets lead was never in true danger, they had only produced two runs through the first seven innings, before tacking on two more runs in the eighth, and one in the ninth. The offense responded when it needed to late in the game to give the Mets some insurance runs, to put the game out of reach for the Brewers. The offense seems to be showing signs of coming back to life over the last two games, and they will look to continue to build on those positive results through the weekend. It was also a nice to see Juan Lagares make an appearance tonight as a pinch-hitter and defensive replacement late in the game. Lagares had led off the ninth inning with a double that he was able to attain by hustling out of the box, and diving head first into second base. Lagares certainly put any worries to rest tonight about his availability going forward.
Bartolo Colon was vintage big sexy tonight as he kept the Brewers off the board for much of the game tonight. Colon was actually working on a shutout through the seventh inning until a ball hit off the bat of Brewers third baseman Hernan Perez ended up taking a bounce, and hitting Neil Walker in the chest. The ball off Walker’s chest allowed Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who previously doubled, to score all the way from second base. Walker looked to be in some pain as trainer Ray Ramirez and manager Terry Collins came onto the field to check on him, but he ultimately stayed in the game before leaving in the ninth inning for a pinch-hitter. According to Collins after the game, he stated Walker had gotten dizzy and was not able to catch his breath after taking the ground ball to his chest, which resulted in his early departure. Hopefully Walker’s early departure and status going forward isn’t considered serious as the Mets can’t afford to lose another starting position player to injury.
- The Mets will play the second game of their four game series against the Brewers tomorrow night with first pitch scheduled for 8:10 pm et. Tomorrow’s game can be seen on SNY.
- Matt Harvey (4-8, 4.95 ERA) will look to continue to build off his previous two spectacular starts as he opposes Brewers right-hander Junior Guerra (3-1, 3.61 ERA)