New York-While the attention of the baseball world was across town to see Mariano Rivera's final appearance at Yankee Stadium, the New York Mets were beginning to wrap up their season at home. With the Milwaukee Brewers in town, the Mets were looking to end the season on a winning note. That all took a back seat when David Wright got hit in the head with a pitch by Brewers' starter Johnny Hellweg. Wright left the game and was tested for a concussion after the game, and his absence hurt the Mets as the Brewers would go on to win 4-2.
The Brewers scored all their runs in the top of the second inning against Dillon Gee (12-11, 3.62 ERA). Juan Francisco kicked off the scoring with an infield single to bring home Khris Davis and give the Brewers a 1-0 lead. Brewers' shortstop Jeff Bianchi added an RBI single of his own to make it 2-0. Two batters later, Brewers' second baseman Scooter Gennett hit a two run single to give the visitors a 4-0 lead. That would be all the damage against Gee, who lasted six innings and allowed four runs on seven hits with two strikeouts.
The Mets struck back in the bottom of the third inning, when Daniel Murphy's RBI groundout scored Eric Young Jr to cut the deficit to 4-1. That brought Wright to the plate, when he was hit in the head by an 86 mile per hour changeup from Brewers' starter Johnny Hellweg. Wright was immediately pulled from the game and was replaced by Justin Turner. Wright, who was previously beaned in the head by Matt Cain in 2009, passed his postgame concussion test. Manager Terry Collins told reporters after the game that the team will test him again today before determining if he will return to the lineup over the weekend.
The score remained 4-1 until the bottom of the ninth, when Josh Satin hit a replay confirmed pinch hit home run to cut the lead to 4-2. Justin Turner would hit a two out double against Brewers' closer Jim Henderson to bring the tying run to the plate in the form of Lucas Duda. Henderson recovered to get Duda to strike out swinging to pick up his 27th save of the season.
Player of the Game:
Today's Player of the Game is Brewers' second baseman Scooter Gennett. Gennett went 1 for 4 with two RBI's.
Post Game Notes:
- Alfredo Figaro (3-3, 4.19 ERA) picked up the win in relief for the Brewers.
- Turner and Travis d'Arnaud each picked up two hits for the Mets.
- Gee finished his season with a 12-11 record and a 3.62 ERA in 199 innings pitched.
The Mets will look to even up their series with the Brewers tonight at 7:10 pm. Carlos Torres (4-5, 3.36 ERA) will make his final start of the year for the Mets, while the Brewers will counter with their ace Yovani Gallardo (11-10, 4.23 ERA).
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