After a thrilling comeback win last night, the New York Mets (49-54) have a chance to pick up their 50th win of the year this evening. The Mets rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning against former Met Francisco Rodriguez to beat the Milwaukee Brewers (58-46) 3-2. Lucas Duda played the role of hero last night as his two run homer gave the Mets the lead. The two teams will be back in action tonight, as first pitch at Miller Park is scheduled for 7:10 pm.
The Mets will send lefty Jonathon Niese (5-5, 3.13 ERA) to the mound. Niese struggled in his return from the disabled list on Monday, giving up four runs in six innings to take a loss against the Seattle Mariners. The Brewers will counter with righty Wily Peralta (11-6, 3.58 ERA). Peralta picked up a win in his last outing, tossing seven innings of one run ball to beat the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.
New York Mets Lineup:
- RF Curtis Granderson
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- 3B David Wright
- 1B Lucas Duda
- C Travis d'Arnaud
- CF Chris Young
- SS Wilmer Flores
- SP Jonathon Niese
- LF Eric Young Jr
- The Mets placed right hander Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15 day disabled list after an MRI revealed inflammation in his right elbow. The Mets purchased the contract of Buddy Carlyle to replace him.
- Juan Lagares, who is 3 for 28 since the All Star Break, gets a night off. Chris Young will play center field and bat sixth.
- Peralta has beaten the Mets both times he has faced them in his career.
- Wilmer Flores gets a start at shortstop as Terry Collins has vowed to give him some more at bats this go around. Flores hits seventh, ahead of Niese.
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Tags: Baseball, Buddy Carlyle, Chris Young, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jonathon Niese, Juan Lagares, Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Wilmer Flores, Wily Peralta
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