New York-It turns out the New York Mets' ability to tack on runs lasted only one night. The Mets scored six runs in their victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night, but they barely got six base runners on Wednesday night. The result was only one run as the Brewers (39-27) defeated the Mets (29-36) 3-1.
The Mets grabbed the early lead again in the bottom of the second inning as Lucas Duda drove in Curtis Granderson with a sacrifice fly. Duda's sac fly made it 1-0 for the Mets. The Brewers answered right back in the top of the third. After a Scooter Gennett leadoff double, the Brewers advanced him on a lineout from Ryan Braun and scored him on a groundout from Jonathan Lucroy to tie the game at one. The Brewers grabbed the lead in the top of the fourth on an RBI single from Jean Segura, and added another run in the fifth on an RBI infield single from Carlos Gomez.
That gave Milwaukee a 3-1 lead and was the extent of the damage against Mets' starter Jacob deGrom. deGrom (L, 0-3) lasted 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out four. It was a good effort, but not nearly as good as his opposite measure. Brewers' starter Wily Peralta had a very strong outing, allowing only one run on four hits over 6.1 innings. Peralta (W, 6-5) walked one and struck out three on the evening.
The Mets didn't get much done against the Milwaukee bullpen either, scratching out one hit against four Milwaukee relievers. Former Met Francisco Rodriguez came on in the top of the ninth and tossed a scoreless inning to record his 20th save of the year. Rodriguez retired the side in order to pick up the save.
Player of the Game:
Today's Player of the Game award goes to Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta. Peralta stifled the Mets' offense all night, allowing only one run over 6.1 innings to record his sixth win of the season for the Brew Crew.
Post Game Notes:
- David Wright continues to scuffle, going 0 for 4 on the night. Wright has one hit in his last 25 at bats and has seen his batting average plummet to .271.
- Curtis Granderson recorded two of the Mets' five hits and scored their only run.
- Brewers' catcher Jonathan Lucroy recorded three hits on the night to lead the way for Milwaukee.
- Mets' manager Terry Collins was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing about the result of a challenge.
- The Mets only got two base runners after the fourth inning.
The Mets and Brewers will look to win the rubber game of their three game set tomorrow night. Lefty Jonathon Niese (3-3, 2.68 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mets, while the Brewers will counter with righty Kyle Lohse (7-2, 3.27 ERA). First pitch at Citi Field is scheduled for 7:10 pm.Tags: Baseball, Carlos Gomez, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Francisco Rodriguez, Jacob DeGrom, Jonathan Lucroy, Lucas Duda, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Terry Collins, Wily Peralta