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Mets involved in Lucroy trade discussions as well as others.

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Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Mets are currently in the mix for Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Ackert also reports that the Mets have shown interest in acquiring Brewers relievers Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith. Continue reading

Lineups & Game Notes: Brewers vs. Mets 2:10 pm et.

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New York Mets (34-27):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Matt Reynolds (R) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
7. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Steven Matz (R) P

Milwaukee Brewers (29-33):

1. Jonathan Villar (S) SS
2. Hernan Perez (R) RF
3. Ryan Braun (R) LF
4. Jonathan Lucroy (R) C
5. Chris Carter (R) 1B
6. Aaron Hill (R) 3B
7. Scooter Gennett (L) 2B
8. Keon Broxton (R) CF
9. Zach Davies (R) P

Today’s game can be seen on WPIX.

Game Notes:

METS-BREWERS NOTES: The Mets .607 career winning percentage in Milwaukee is the club’s highest vs. any NL team on the road…New York had its six-game winning streak vs. the Brewers snapped on Saturday…The Mets are 5-1 vs. Milwaukee this year and have won eight of the last 11 match- ups…The last time the Mets won five games vs. the Brew Crew in a single season was in 2002 (5-1).

JEKYLL AND HYDE: The Mets have scored 25 runs in their five wins this road trip (5.0 runs per game) and have scored a total of six runs in their four losses (1.5 runs per game) on this trip.

PITCHING IS THE KEY: The Mets rank second in the majors with a 3.12 team ERA…The staff surrendered a season high-tying five homers yesterday, but still has allowed the second-fewest homers (48) in the majors…New York has issued the second-fewest walks (156) in the majors.

GO WITH THE FLO: Wilmer Flores is hitting .464 (13-28) with three runs scored, three doubles and three RBI in nine games since replacing David Wright as the starting third baseman…He has a .515 OBP in that span.

HEATING UP: Asdrubal Cabrera has two doubles , two home runs, three RBI’s and has scored six runs in his last nine games…He has a hit in four straight games, going 6-15 (.400) with one double, one home run and two RBI.

GRAND SERIES: Curtis Granderson is hitting .500 (6-12) with three runs scored, one double, one triple, two homers, two RBI and two walks during this series…He has a .600 OBP in these first three games.

MAGNIFICENT MATZ: Steven Matz is 11-2 in 16 regular season games in the majors…Matz won seven straight starts from April 17-May 25…In his last nine starts, Matz is 7-1 with a 1.38 ERA  with 60 strikeouts.

MATZ LOVES THE SUNSHINE: Matz is 3-0 and has not allowed a run in 22.2 innings during the day this season and he is 5-0 with a 0.86 ERA in six career starts during the day.

ROAD WARRIOR: Matz is 6-1 with a 1.99 ERA in nine career regular season starts away from Citi Field…He is 4-1 with a 1.67 ERA in five road starts this season.

MATZ VS. BREWERS: Matz is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA (two earned runs/7.0 innings pitched) in one start against Milwaukee back on May 20…He struck out eight and walked one.

METS VS. DAVIES: The Mets faced Zach Davies back on May 21 and he left the game with a no decision…Davies pitched 5.1 innings while allowing four runs on five hits…He struck out five and walked two…Mets notable numbers against Davies are provided below…

  • Yoenis Cespedes: .667 (2-3), 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • Curtis Granderson: .333 (1-3), 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • Michael Conforto: .500 (1-2), 1 2B, 1 BB
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .500 (1-2), 1 RBI

Game Notes & Lineups: Mets vs. Brewers 4:10 pm et.

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New York Mets (34-26):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Michael Conforto (L) LF
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Logan Verrett (R) P

SP: Logan Verrett RHP (3-3, 3.22 ERA)

Milwaukee Brewers (28-33):

1. Jonathan Villar (S) SS
2. Scooter Gennett (L) 2B
3. Ryan Braun (R) LF
4. Chris Carter (R) 1B
5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (L) CF
6. Aaron Hill (R) 3B
7. Ramon Flores (L) RF
8. Martin Maldonado (R) C
9. Wily Peralta (R) P

SP: Wily Peralta RHP (3-7, 6.79 ERA)

Today’s game can be seen on WPIX.

Game Notes:

METS-BREWERS NOTES: The Mets .617 career winning percentage in Milwaukee is the club’s highest vs. any NL team on the road…New York has won six in a row vs. Milwaukee dating to 2015 and eight of its last 10 match-ups…The Mets swept the Brewers in a three-game series, May 20-22, earlier this year at Citi Field and are 5-0 vs. Milwaukee this season.

ROAD WARRIORS: New York is 19-14 away from Citi Field…The 19 road wins are tied for the second-most in the majors…The Cubs are first with 21…The Mets are 5-2-3 in road series this year.

PITCHING IS KEY: The Mets rank second in the majors with a 3.05 team ERA…The staff has allowed the fewest homers (43) and the second-fewest walks (149) in the majors…The staff’s 1.20 WHIP is the fourth-lowest in the majors…New York’s staff has a 3.52 strikeout-to-walk-rate, the second-best ratio in the majors.

CLOSER BY NATURE: Jeurys Familia Has 21 saves, the most in the majors… Is 21-21 in save opportunities in 2016…Familia has saved 37 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record…It is the second-longest active streak in the major leagues (Arizona’s Brad Ziegler has saved 39 straight opportunities)…Familia’s 21 consecutive saves to open the season is the second-longest streak to open a season in franchise history, (Armando Benitez, 24 in 2001).

GO WITH THE FLO: Wilmer Flores is hitting .500 (13-26) with three runs scored, three doubles and two RBI in eight games since replacing David Wright as the starting third baseman…Flores has had back-to- back three-hit games vs. the Brewers, and it marks the second time in Flores’ career he’s had consecutive games with three hits or more hits.

CLUTCH BAT: Matt Reynolds has three career RBI and two have been game-winning RBI, including last night…He also had the go- ahead RBI in the eighth inning on June 4 at Miami…Reynolds is 3-for-his-last-5 with three RBI as a pinch-hitter.

LOGAN VERRETT: Is making his fourth start of the year…Has appeared in 15 games in relief…Verrett’s other spot starts came on April 13 vs. Miami, April 19 at Philadelphia and May 14 at Colorado…Verrett has gone 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA since May 14…He had a career-high 16.1 scoreless inning streak from April 13-26…Has faced the Brewers once in his career in a relief appearance on June 24, 2015 in Milwaukee…Pitched two scoreless innings, struck out one and walked one…Retired six of the seven batters that he faced in the relief appearance.

METS VS. PERALTA: Peralta made a start against the Mets at Citi Field back on May 20 and was charged with the loss, after he allowed 3 runs on 6 hits, in 5.2 innings…Peralta struck out 6 and walked 2…Peralta overall holds an all-time 3-2 record against the Mets in 5 starts with a 3.23 ERA…Notable numbers against Peralta are posted below…

  • Curtis Granderson: .455 (5-11), 2 HR, 2 2B
  • Michael Conforto: .667 (2-3), 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • Neil Walker: .250 (4-16), 1 HR, 4 RBI
  • Yoenis Cespedes: .333 (1-3), 1 K
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .333 (1-3)
  • Wilmer Flores: .167 (1-6)
  • Rene Rivera: .000 (0-3), 1 RBI, 1 HBP

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Brewers 8:10 pm et.

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New York Mets (33-26):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. James Loney (L) 1B
5. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
7. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Matt Harvey (R) P

SP: Matt Harvey RHP (4-8, 4.95 ERA)

Milwaukee Brewers (28-32):

1. Jonathan Villar (S) SS
2. Scooter Gennett (L) 2B
3. Ryan Braun (R) LF
4. Jonathan Lucroy (R) C
5. Chris Carter (R) 1B
6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (L) CF
7. Aaron Hill (R) 3B
8. Ramon Flores (L) RF
9. Junior Guerra (R) P

SP: Junior Guerra RHP (3-1, 3.61 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS- BREWERS NOTES: The Mets .610 career winning percentage in Milwaukee is the club’s highest vs. any NL team on the road…New York has won five in a row vs. Milwaukee dating to 2015 and seven of its last nine match-ups…The Mets swept the Brewers in a three-game series, May 20-22, earlier this year at Citi Field and are 4-0 vs. Milwaukee this season.

NO WALK ZONE: Last night was New York’s major league- leading 12th game without issuing a walk this year.

STARTING OFF WITH A BANG: The Mets have 15 first-inning homers this year, the most in the majors.

GRANDYMAN MAKING HISTORY: Curtis Granderson has 16 leadoff homers with the Mets, tied with Jose Reyes for the most in team history… Granderson has hit 16 leadoff homers over three years while it took Reyes nine years to reach that mark…Granderson’s 16 leadoff homers since 2014 leads the majors during that span.

LEAGUE LEADER: Jeurys Familia has 20 saves, the most in the majors…Is 20-20 in save opportunities in 2016...Familia has saved 36 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record...It is the second-longest active streak in the major leagues (Arizona’s Brad Ziegler has saved 39 straight opportunities)…Familia’s 20 consecutive saves to open the season is the second-longest streak to open a season in franchise history (Armando Benitez, 24 in 2001).

FOUR IS THE MAGIC NUMBER: The Mets are 25-5 when they score four or more runs and 8-21 when they score three or fewer.

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: Matt Harvey has allowed one run over his last 14 innings (0.64 ERA)…He has issued one walk and struck nine during that span…Is making his first career start vs. the Brewers…Harvey struck out Justin Bour in his last start to record his 500th career strikeout (77 career starts)…The only Met to record his 500th career strikeout in fewer starts was Dwight Gooden (61st career start).

GOING WITH THE FLO: Wilmer Flores is hitting .476 (10-21) with three runs scored, two doubles and two RBI in seven games since replacing David Wright as the starting third baseman.

METS VS. GUERRA: The Mets have never faced Junior Guerra and only one current Met has recorded a plate appearance against Guerra… Catcher Rene Rivera is 0-1 in his career with a strikeout against the 31-year old right-hander.

Final Recap: Mets 5 – Brewers 2

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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…

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Game Notes:

  • 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)

Lineups: Mets vs. Brewers 8:10 pm et.

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New York Mets (32-26):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Michael Conforto (L) LF
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (4-3, 3.27 ERA)

Milwaukee Brewers (28-31):

1. Jonathan Villar (S) SS
2. Scooter Gennett (L) 2B
3. Ryan Braun (R) LF
4. Jonathan Lucroy (R) C
5. Chris Carter (R) 1B
6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (L) CF
7. Hernan Perez (R) 3B
8. Ramon Flores (L) RF
9. Jimmy Nelson (R) P

SP: Jimmy Nelson RHP (5-4, 3.43 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

 

 

Final Recap: Mets 3 – Brewers 1

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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…

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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).

Lineups & Game Notes: Brewers vs. Mets 1:10 pm et.

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Milwaukee Brewers (18-25):

1. Jonathan Villar (S) SS
2. Scooter Gennett (L) 2B
3. Ryan Braun (R) LF
4. Jonathan Lucroy (R) C
5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (L) CF
6. Hernan Perez (R) 3B
7. Alex Presley (L) RF
8. Ramon Flores (L) 1B
9. Chase Anderson (R) P

SP: Chase Anderson RHP (2-5, 5.32 ERA)

New York Mets (24-18):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P

SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (4-2, 2.19 ERA)

Today’s game can be seen on WPIX.

Game Notes:

BREWERS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 10-14 vs. Milwaukee at Citi Field…New York has outscored the Brewers 27-8 in their last four contests at Citi Field…After winning the first two games, the Mets will look for their first three-game sweep vs. the Brewers since September 1-3, 2008 at Milwaukee…The last time the Mets swept the Brewers in New York was April 26-28, 2002.

METS LOVE DAY BASEBALL: New York is 9-4 in day games this year, including 5-2 at home.

SHARP PEN: The Mets bullpen has tossed 12.1 scoreless innings over its last three games…The Mets pen leads the majors with a 2.36 ERA (33 earned runs/125.2 innings)…The pen is also first with a 1.93 ERA (12 ER/56.0 IP) in May.

SYN-CITI: Noah Syndergaard is 8-3 with a 2.53 ERA with 123 strikeouts in 16 career starts at Citi Field.

FLAME THROWER: According to FanGraphs, Syndergaard averages the fastest fastball (98.0), slider (91.6) and change-up (90.0) this year.

THOR VS. MILWAUKEE: Has made one career start against Milwaukee…Earned the first win of his career in the Mets’ 5-1 victory at Citi Field…It was Syndergaard’s second career start and his first career start at home…Pitched 6.0 innings, allowing one run, earned, on three hits…Struck out five and walked one in the 95-pitch effort.

 

GRAND START: Curtis Granderson hit his fourth leadoff homer of the year yesterday…It was his 39th career leadoff blast, trailing only Jimmy Rollins (46) among active players…Granderson has 15 leadoff homers with the Mets, one behind Jose Reyes, who has the franchise record with 16…Granderson’s 15 leadoff homers since 2014 lead the major leagues in that span.

WELCOME BACK TO THE CITI: Kirk Nieuwenheis is making his return to Citi Field for the first time as an opposing player… Nieuwenhuis was drafted by the New York Mets in the third round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft out of the Azusa Pacific University..Nieuwenhuis made his major league debut with the Mets on April 7, 2012… In four seasons on the Mets roster the 28-year old outfielder hit .235 with 17 HR’s and 71 RBI’s… On December 23, 2015 Nieuwenhuis was claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers off of waivers…Reliever Carlos Torres will also be facing his former club that he previously spent the past two seasons with…Torres held a 17-18 record with a 3.59 ERA in 241 innings pitched with the Mets while striking out 219 and walking 73… On April 2, 2016 Torres signed a one year major league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers after being released by the Atlanta Braves.
HENDERSON FACES FORMER TEAM: Jim Henderson is facing his former team for the first time since departing via free agency this offseason… After spending ten seasons in the minor leagues, Henderson made his major league debut for the Milwaukee Brewers on July 26, 2012…Henderson was with the Brewers big league club from 2012-2014 and spent 2015 rehabbing in the minor leagues for Milwaukee after having shoulder surgery in August 2014…Henderson posted an 8-9 record with a 3.44 ERA and 31 saves in 102 innings pitched for the Brewers…Henderson had struck out 158 and walked 47 in his time with the Brewers…The 33-year old reliever signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets on December 3, 2015.
BREW SLAMMERS: Curtis Granderson Batted .375 (9-24) with four home runs , five RBI’s and five runs scored in six games vs. Milwaukee in 2015 … His four homers vs. the Brewers were tied for the most he hit versus any opponent last year…Neil Walker has hit 11 home runs in 91 career games vs. Milwaukee…That total is tied for second-most in his career vs. any opponent (also has hit 11 vs.Cubs)…Yoenis Cespedes has hit .414 (12-29) with 3 HR’S and 5 RBI’s in seven games played in his career against the Brewers.
METS VS. ANDERSON: Chase Anderson has made 2 career starts against the New York Mets, both as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks…Holds a 0-1 record with a 4.50 ERA (5 ER in 10 IP)…Has struck out 10 and walked 3…Mets career numbers against Anderson are provided below…
  • Neil Walker: .250 (1-4), 1 BB, 1 K
  • Curtis Granderson: .200 (1-5), 1 BB, 2 K
  • Eric Campbell: .500 (1-2)
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .000 (0-2), 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • Juan Lagares: .600 (3-5), 1 HR, 1 RB

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.

Lineups & Game Notes: Brewers vs. Mets 4:10 pm et

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Milwaukee Brewers (18-24):

  1. Jonathan Villar (S) SS
  2. Scooter Gennett (L) 2B
  3. Jonathan Lucroy (R) C
  4. Chris Carter (R) 1B
  5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (L) CF
  6. Aaron Hill (R) 3B
  7. Alex Presley (L) LF
  8. Ramon Flores (L) RF
  9. Zach Davies (R) P

SP: Zach Davies RHP (1-3, 5.58 ERA)

New York Mets (23-18):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P

SP: Jacob deGrom RHP (3-1, 2.50 ERA)

Today’s game can be seen on WPIX.

Game Notes:

BREWERS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 9-14 vs. Milwaukee at Citi Field…New York has outscored the Brewers 22-4 in their last three contests at Citi Field.

METS LOVE THE SUN: New York is 8-4 in day games this year, including 4-2 at home.

deGROM in deDAY: Jacob deGrom is 13-2 with a 1.39 ERA in 22 career daytime starts…That is the best daytime ERA among qualified major league pitchers over the last three years.

deGROM in deCITI: DeGrom has allowed one earned run in two home starts this year (12.0 innings – 0.75 ERA)…He is 13-7 with a 1.79 ERA (35 earned runs/175.2 innings) in 27 starts at Citi Field…His 1.79 home ERA is the third-lowest in the majors since 2014 among pitchers with at least 100.0 innings…Trails Clayton Kershaw (1.70) and Jake Arrieta (1.75).

deCOMBO: DeGrom is 5-1 with a 0.84 ERA (six earned runs/64.0 innings) in 10 career home starts during the day.

deGROMINATING MILWAUKEE: deGrom has four career starts against Milwaukee, going 3-1 with a 1.38 ERA…He has won his last three starts against the Brewers dating to July 27, 2014…His 1.38 ERA is the lowest ERA against any team he has faced at least four times..

DO THE MATH: The Mets have hit 57 homers and allowed 26…The +31 home run differential is the best in the majors.

LIGHTS OUT: Familia has retired every batter he’s faced in eight of his last 11 outings…Opponents have a .150 OPS over the last 14 days vs. Familia, the lowest mark among ML relievers.

WELCOME BACK TO THE CITI: Kirk Nieuwenheis is making his return to Citi Field for the first time as an opposing player… Nieuwenhuis was drafted by the New York Mets in the third round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft out of the Azusa Pacific University..Nieuwenhuis made his major league debut with the Mets on April 7, 2012… In four seasons on the Mets roster the 28-year old outfielder hit .235 with 17 HR’s and 71 RBI’s… On December 23, 2015 Nieuwenhuis was claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers off of waivers…Reliever Carlos Torres will also be facing his former club that he previously spent the past two seasons with…Torres held a 17-18 record with a 3.59 ERA in 241 innings pitched with the Mets while striking out 219 and walking 73… On April 2, 2016 Torres signed a one year major league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers after being released by the Atlanta Braves.

HENDERSON FACES FORMER TEAM: Jim Henderson is facing his former team for the first time since departing via free agency this offseason… After spending ten seasons in the minor leagues, Henderson made his major league debut for the Milwaukee Brewers on July 26, 2012…Henderson was with the Brewers big league club from 2012-2014 and spent 2015 rehabbing in the minor leagues for Milwaukee after having shoulder surgery in August 2014…Henderson posted an 8-9 record with a 3.44 ERA and 31 saves in 102 innings pitched for the Brewers…Henderson had struck out 158 and walked 47 in his time with the Brewers…The 33-year old reliever signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets on December 3, 2015.

BREW SLAMMERS: Curtis Granderson Batted .375 (9-24) with four home runs , five RBI’s and five runs scored in six games vs. Milwaukee in 2015 … His four homers vs. the Brewers were tied for the most he hit versus any opponent last year…Neil Walker Has hit 11 home runs in 91 career games vs. Milwaukee…That total is tied for second-most in his career vs. any opponent (also has hit 11 vs.Cubs)…Yoenis Cespedes has hit .400 (10-25) with 2 HR’S and 4 RBI’s in seven games played in his career against the Brewers.

METS VS. DAVIES: Zach Davies has never faced the New York Mets… The only current Mets hitter to have faced the 23-year old right-hander was Neil Walker and he is 0-3 in his career with 1 walk.