Saturday, September 15, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 144 - Mets at Brewers - Mets Top Brew Crew 7-3


Miller Park (Milwaukee, Wis.)
N.Y. Mets (66-78) «2200030007111
Milwaukee (72-72)020000001392

W: J. Niese (11-9) L: M. Fiers (9-8)
HR: NYM - D. Murphy (6),L. Duda (14)   MIL - None

Recap:
Daniel Murphy stroked a two-run homer and Lucas Duda added a solo shot to lead the New York Mets to a 7-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a three-game set at Miller Park.

Ike Davis and Josh Thole also drove in a run for the Mets, who had dropped eight of their last nine entering the game.

"They (the Brewers) play great here," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "They're still in the (playoff) hunt. If they make a mistake we have to capitalize, and tonight we did."

Jonathon Niese (11-9) gave up two runs on six hits and struck out five over six innings to snap a three-start losing streak.

Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-4 and Travis Ishikawa, Nyjer Morgan and Mike Fiers each knocked in a run for the Brewers, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Fiers (9-8) was tagged for four runs on six hits and struck out four over five innings to absorb the loss.

"Larry was tight. I know pitchers want pitches off the plate, but there weren't many that Larry missed," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said of home plate umpire Larry Vanover." We haven't played this type of game in quite a while. We're going to have one every once in a while. No one expected us to be in this thing (the wild card race), but we got back in it. We just didn't play that well today.

The Mets pushed two across in each of the first two innings.

In the first, Murphy walked then moved to third on David Wright's double to left field. Davis followed with a ground out to first base, allowing Murphy to score.

Duda then ripped a ground-rule double to right field to score Wright.

In the second, Niese singled before Murphy smacked a two-run homer over the right-field wall.

The Brewers got two back in the home half to cut it to 4-2. Jonathan Lucroy singled, moved to second on a Carlos Gomez bloop single, then scored when Ishikawa hit a ground-rule double to left field.

Two batters later, Fiers helped his own cause with a single to score Ishikawa.

New York added three in the sixth inning to push its lead to 7-2.

Duda opened the inning with his 14th homer of the season. After a Jordany Valdespin pop out, Andres Torres reached on a throwing error before coming around on a Thole double. Niese's infield single allowed Thole to move to third before crossing the plate on Ruben Tejada's ground out.

Milwaukee added a run in the ninth when Morgan roped a triple to right-center field to score Jean Segura.

Game Notes

Niese walked three batters for the first time in his last 18 starts in which he went at least six innings ... New York was just 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position ... Wright, who went 2-for-5, extended his hitting streak to eight games ... The Brewers fell to 11-17 against the NL East ... Milwaukee went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left eight on base.

Box Score:

NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Ruben Tejada SS500000000.288
Daniel Murphy 2B422200110.293
David Wright 3B512020002.315
Ike Davis 1B500100003.221
Lucas Duda LF412210101.246
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Justin Turner PH100000000.278
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
Jordany Valdespin RF201000010.247
  Mike Baxter RF100000000.263
Andres Torres CF410000001.223
Josh Thole C311110011.238
Jon Niese P312000000.216
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Fred Lewis LF101000000.143
Totals38711640238
MilwaukeeABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Norichika Aoki RF501000001.286
Rickie Weeks 2B400000011.228
Ryan Braun LF301000010.310
Aramis Ramirez 3B402010001.298
Jonathan Lucroy C411000000.321
Carlos Gomez CF301000011.249
Travis Ishikawa 1B411110002.270
Jean Segura SS310000010.233
Michael Fiers P101100000.103
  Jeff Bianchi PH100000001.182
  Manny Parra P000000000.000
  Livan Hernandez P000000000.000
  Eric Farris PH100000000.000
  Josh Stinson P000000000.000
  Tyler Thornburg P000000000.250
  Nyjer Morgan PH101101000.243
Totals3439321047


E_R.Tejada, R.Weeks, J.Segura. LOB_NY Mets 7, Milwaukee 8. 2B_D.Wright 2, L.Duda, J.Thole, A.Ramirez, T.Ishikawa. 3B_N.Morgan. HR_D.Murphy (6) off M.Fiers, L.Duda (14) off M.Parra. CS_J.Valdespin. GIDP_R.Weeks, J.Lucroy 2. DP_NY Mets 3 (D.Murphy, R.Tejada and I.Davis), (R.Tejada, D.Murphy and I.Davis 2).

NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Jon Niese (W 11-9)6.0622350109-713.46
Josh Edgin0.20000005-33.33
Jon Rauch0.10000007-42.92
Bobby Parnell1.020000015-82.91
Ramon Ramirez1.011112018-104.32
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Michael Fiers (L 9-8)5.064424193-613.23
Manny Parra0.133100121-124.58
Livan Hernandez1.200001018-115.05
Josh Stinson1.010011025-130.00
Tyler Thornburg1.010002018-135.40


WP_T.Thornburg.
T_3:11. A_38216.
Umpires_Home,Larry Vanover; First, Jerry Layne; Second, Dan Bellino; Third, Mike Estabrook.
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