The New York Mets (48-54) dropped the first game of their weekend series with the Milwaukee Brewers (58-45) Thursday night by a score of 9-1 at Miller Park. The Brew Crew racked up ten hits, while allowing just two to the Amazins, as they won their sixth game out of their last seven. Milwaukee had seven extra-base hits on the night, including three homers as they extended their lead in the NL Central to three games over the dormant Cardinals.
- 2014 NL All-Star Jonathan Lucroy got the hit parade started in the home half of the first, belting his twelveth homer of the season, a solo shot, to put the Brewers up by one. He would later add a RBI single in the third, that would extend the lead to 4-0.
- Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez prefaced Lucroy's RBI hit in that inning, as Segura tripled home Khris Davis and Mark Reynolds, before later scoring on a RBI single from Gomez.
- Then it was Davis' turn to pile on the runs, doubling home Rickie Weeks in the third and belting a solo homer, his seventeenth of the season, in the sixth.
- Lucas Duda produced the Mets only run of the ballgame, cranking a solo homer of his own in the seventh inning, his team-leading sixteenth of the season.
- That was the only blemish for Brewers starter Matt Garza (W, 7-7), who allowed just the one run on two hits while walking one and striking out four over eight innings of work. Tom Gorzelanny tossed a scoreless ninth to secure the win.
- Mets starter Dillon Gee (L, 4-3) had his second rough outing since the All-Star break, allowing six runs on six hits while walking two and striking out one over five innings of work.
- Daisuke Matsuzaka didn't fair much better, surrendering the other three Brewer runs on two homers, first Davis' shot in the sixth, then one to Ryan Braun in the seventh, a two-run bomb to left-center, that also scored Gomez to make the game 9-1.
- With the loss, Gee fell to 0-4 in four career starts against Milwaukee, as he's now allowed 21 runs (19 earned) in just 23 1/3 innings of work lifetime against the Brew Crew.
- Three Brewers including the ex-Met Gomez had multi-hit games with Davis and Lucroy also picking up two knocks a piece.
- Wilmer Flores accounted for the other Met hit, going 1-for-3 with a single in spot-duty for injured shortstop Ruben Tejada, who missed the game after being hit in the head with a pitch during Wednesday's win in Seattle.
What's on Deck
- The series resumes Friday night as Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.78) takes on Yovani Gallardo (5-5, 3.79) at 8:10 PM. Mets coverage can be found on SNY and WOR Radio, as well as here on Mets 101.
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