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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Preview: Game 105 - Mets at Brewers - deGrom vs Nelson


Preview: Game 105
New York Mets (49-55) at Milwaukee Brewers (59-46)

Probable Pitchers:
Jacob deGrom (4-5, 3.01 ERA) vs Jimmy Nelson (1-1, 5.06 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 2:10 PM

The Brewers seek a sixth win in seven tries Sunday in the finale of this four-game set against the Mets at Miller Park.

Milwaukee (59-46) has a three-game lead over St. Louis in the Central and is exploring options ahead of Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline in the hopes of improving its postseason chances.

Pitching is a concern with the Brewers ranking ninth in the league with a 3.72 ERA, the highest mark of any NL team currently in a playoff spot.

However, there has been improvement in that area recently, with Milwaukee's pitchers compiling a 2.00 ERA during a 5-1 stretch. The Brewers have won two of three in this series, holding the Mets (49-55) to six runs and a .186 batting average.

Wily Peralta and four relievers combined to allow eight hits in Saturday's 5-2 win, a day after closer Francisco Rodriguez gave up three runs in the ninth in a 3-2 loss.

The Mets, though, could have the advantage on the mound in the finale, with deGrom (4-5, 3.01 ERA) set to oppose fellow rookie Jimmy Nelson (1-1, 5.06).

Jacob DeGrom is 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA over his last six starts, and he's won three straight behind a 0.86 ERA, striking out 26 with three walks in 21 innings. He leads all NL rookies with 79 strikeouts.

Manager Terry Collins feels deGrom isn't getting the appropriate credit, claiming he should be a frontrunner for NL Rookie of the Year.

DeGrom certainly was for Seattle on Tuesday, allowing one run with seven strikeouts in seven innings of a 3-1 win. It was the fifth time in six games that the right-hander pitched into the seventh.

He didn't do that against Milwaukee on June 11, getting pulled with two outs in the sixth after allowing three runs and nine hits in a 3-1 loss.

DeGrom is also 7 for 25 at the plate, and Collins has been impressed enough to bat him eighth in three games.

While deGrom tries to continue his dominance, Nelson is getting a third start since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

The right-hander tied a franchise record by hitting three batters Tuesday and allowed three runs in six innings without a decision in a 4-3 win over Cincinnati.

That was a much better showing for Nelson, who surrendered eight runs -- six earned -- over 4 1/3 innings in a 10-2 loss to St. Louis in his previous outing July 12 -- his first since joining the rotation after being recalled from the minors.

Nelson was sharp in his only start against the Mets, yielding one run and only a single to Daniel Murphy in five innings of a 4-2, 10-inning win at New York on Sept. 28.

Batter/Pitcher Matchups:

Recap: Game 104 - Mets (2) at Brewers (5) - Peralta commands the Mets


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W: W. Peralta (12-6) L: J. Niese (5-6) S: F. Rodriguez (30)
HR: NYM - C. Granderson (15)   MIL - M. Reynolds (17)

Recap:

A night after the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen squandered a game in the ninth inning, the relief corps nailed down a win over the New York Mets.

Four relievers held the Mets scoreless over the final 3 1-3 innings, and the Brewers beat the Mets 5-2 on Saturday night.

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez, who blew a save chance and took the loss against the Mets on Friday night, recorded his 30th save in 34 chances. He gave up a one-out double in the ninth but recorded two strikeouts in the inning.

Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta earned his team-leading 12th win but struggled with his command.

Peralta (12-6) labored through 5 2-3 innings, giving up six hits and two runs. He walked three batters and struck out two. He threw 103 pitches and didn't show the command he had in his previous outing on Monday against Cincinnati, when he surrendered three hits and one run in seven innings.

Peralta said he struggled with command of his fastball.

Even on an off night, Peralta is difficult to hit, Mets manager Terry Collins said.

Mark Reynolds homered and Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Khris Davis added run-scoring hits for NL Central Division-leading Milwaukee.

Jon Niese (5-6) took the loss, giving up five hits and three runs in five innings. He walked two batters and struck out four.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead when Curtis Granderson, mired in an 0-for-18 slump, led off the third with a double to center. He moved to third on a groundout and scored on Lucas Duda's soft single to center.

In his next at-bat, leading off the fifth, Granderson hit a line drive home run down the right-field line to make it 2-0.

The Brewers got on the board in the fifth when Jean Segura reached on a fielder's choice, stole second, advanced to third on a fly out by Peralta and scored on a wild pitch by Niese.

Milwaukee grabbed the lead later in the inning when Lucroy blasted a double to deep center with two outs, scoring Carlos Gomez, who had singled. Braun followed with an RBI single to give the Brewers a 3-2 edge.

Reynolds extended Milwaukee's lead to two runs in the sixth with a 420-foot home run to center off Carlos Torres.

The Brewers made it 5-2 in the eighth on Davis' RBI double.

NOTES: The Mets placed RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation. Matsuzaka returned to New York on Friday for an MRI. The team recalled pitcher Buddy Carlyle from Triple-A Las Vegas. ... The Brewers honored Negro League players Ted Toles Jr. and Nathan ''Sonny'' Weston during a pregame ceremony. ... Niese batted eighth despite entering the game with an .036 batting average. Outfielder Eric Young Jr. batted ninth. ... Milwaukee's Jimmy Nelson (1-1) faces New York's Jacob deGrom (4-5) in the series finale on Sunday.

Box Score:

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tonight's (Friday) Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 104


Tonight's (Friday) Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 104

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
6. Chris Young (R) CF
7. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
8. Jon Niese (L) P
9. Eric Young Jr. (S) LF

Preview: Game 104 - Mets at Brewers - Niese vs Peralta


Preview: Game 104
New York Mets (49-54) at Milwaukee Brewers (58-46)

Probable Pitchers:
Jon Niese (5-5, 3.13 ERA) vs Wily Peralta (11-6, 3.58)
TV- SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 7:10 PM


Preview:

Lucas Duda has homered on three of his last four hits, and his latest got the New York Mets a dramatic victory.

They may need more late heroics to beat the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers again considering how they've fared against Wily Peralta.

Duda attempts to continue his success at Miller Park as the Mets attempt to solve Peralta for the first time Saturday night.

Duda is 4 for 13 (.308) over the past four games, and three of those hits have left the yard. He homered just twice in his previous 20 games.

The first baseman leads the Mets (49-54) with a career-high 17 homers and hit one in each of the first two matchups of this four-game set, but his latest came in clutch fashion Friday. He capped a three-run ninth by connecting for a two-run shot off former Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez in a 3-2 win.

Duda seems rather comfortable in Milwaukee (58-46), where he has three homers, two doubles and six RBIs in five career games. However, he's 0 for 4 with two strikeouts against Peralta (11-6, 3.58 ERA), who is aiming to set a career high in wins by helping Milwaukee bounce back from its first loss in five games.

Peralta has won his last two starts in impressive fashion, allowing two runs -- one earned -- and six hits in 14 innings.

The right-hander could be in for another strong showing since he's been dominant in winning both of his career starts against the Mets.

Peralta held them to a run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings of a 3-1 road victory June 11, and he yielded two hits in eight innings of a 3-0 victory at Miller Park on Sept. 16, 2012.

David Wright is 0 for 6 against Peralta but coming off his third multihit effort in five days.

The Mets will counter with Jonathon Niese (5-5, 3.13), who is looking to show some improvement after struggling in his return from the disabled list. The left-hander, who was out with a strained shoulder, allowed four runs and a season-high 11 hits in six innings of Monday's 5-2 loss at Seattle.

Perhaps facing the Brewers could help. Niese is 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA over his last four starts against them, and both victories came at Miller Park. In his only start versus Milwaukee this year, he yielded one run with eight strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings of a 5-1 loss in 13 on June 12.

He's held slugger Ryan Braun to 1 for 10 over the past four years, including 0 for 4 with two strikeouts last month.

Braun went 0 for 4 on Friday, snapping a 12-game hitting streak overall and 15-game run at home. He's still batting .370 with three homers and seven RBIs over his last seven home meetings with the Mets.

Batter/Pitcher Matchups:

Happy Recap: Game 103 - Mets (3) at Brewers (2) - Mets come back from the dead and win it in the ninth


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W: C. Torres (5-4) L: F. Rodriguez (4-4) S: J. Mejia (14)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (17)   MIL - C. Gomez (15)

Recap:

Lucas Duda's two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning gave the New York Mets a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.

Milwaukee carried a 2-0 lead into the ninth inning thanks to 7 2/3 scoreless innings by Yovani Gallardo, but closer Francisco Rodriguez (4-4) failed to record an out before the Mets went in front. Daniel Murphy doubled to left to start the frame and David Wright singled to make it 2-1. Duda followed with a no-doubter over the wall in right.

Jenrry Mejia struck out the side in the ninth to earn his 14th save.

Gallardo is now winless in his last six starts despite striking out eight and yielding just four hits during his stint.

Zack Wheeler also pitched well despite not factoring into the decision. The young righty fanned nine in 6 2/3 frame, surrendering two runs -- one earned -- on three hits.

Murphy had three hits for the Mets, who have won three of four.

Carlos Gomez had two of Milwaukee's three hits, including a solo homer, as the Brewers' four-game win streak came to an end. Aramis Ramirez was credited with the other RBI.

Rickie Weeks drew a walk to start the home sixth and moved to third when Ryan Braun's grounder trickled under Murphy's glove at second base and into right. Ramirez then worked the count full before grounding softly to shortstop, plating Weeks on a fielder's choice. Ramirez beat out the throw to first and Lyle Overbay walked with two outs, but Jean Segura's innocent grounder ended the threat with the Brewers up just 1-0.

Gomez then made it 2-0 with his two-out home run a half inning later, and Weeks followed with a bullet liner off the wall in right-center for a double, chasing Wheeler from the game. Vic Black came on and got Braun to fly to right to end the seventh.

Carlos Torres (5-4) tossed a scoreless eighth inning for the Mets.

Game Notes

Milwaukee second baseman Scooter Gennett missed his third straight game with tightness in his quad ... The Brewers went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine.

Box Score:

Friday, July 25, 2014

Preview: Game 103 - Mets at Brewers - Wheeler vs Gallardo


Preview: Game 103
New York Mets (48-54) at Milwaukee Brewers (58-45)

Probable Pitchers:
Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.78 ERA) vs Yovani Gallardo (5-5, 3.79 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - 710 AM - First Pitch: 8:10 PM

Preview:

With Jonathan Lucroy helping both the offense and pitching staff perform at a high level, the Milwaukee Brewers are on the verge of their longest winning streak since April.

The All-Star catcher will try to continue his strong play and Yovani Gallardo looks to turn things around on the mound as the Brewers go for a fifth straight win Friday night against the visiting New York Mets.

After hitting his 12th home run in Thursday's 9-1 victory in the opener, Lucroy is 6 for 12 with three homers over three straight multi-hit games and is 9 for 22 with two long balls in his past five versus New York.

Ryan Braun and Khris Davis also went deep for NL Central-leading Milwaukee (58-45), which has totaled 34 runs and hit .329 with 10 homers while winning a season-best five straight at Miller Park.

Lucroy also has been behind the plate while the Brewers have posted a 1.75 ERA in their last four games. They haven't won five in a row since a season-high nine-game run from April 4-13.

Matt Garza bounced back from his previous rough outing Thursday when he gave up one run and two hits over eight innings. Now the Brewers are hoping to get a similar performance from Gallardo (5-5, 3.79 ERA), who hasn't won since June 19.

Following four starts in which he went 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA, Gallardo is 0-1 with a 6.17 mark in his last four. The right-hander hopes to get back on track by winning his third straight start against the slumping Mets (48-54).

Slugger David Wright is 3 for 19 with eight strikeouts when facing Gallardo, but Lucas Duda is 5 for 10 with two home runs and Daniel Murphy is 6 for 15 with three doubles. Duda provided one of the few highlights Thursday with his career-high 16th homer as the Mets lost for the fourth time in six games.

New York's Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.78) is 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA in his last four starts after allowing one run over six innings at San Diego on Sunday. The right-hander, however, did not factor in the decision while receiving no run support in the 2-1 loss.

Wheeler has pitched well on the road, going 2-1 with a 1.66 ERA in his last six outings. In his only career start at Miller Park, he gave up three runs -- one earned -- over five innings in a 12-5 win July 5, 2013.

Carlos Gomez went 3 for 3 with a double off him in that contest. The former New York outfielder is 9 for 19 in his last five at home and 12 for 26 in his last five against the Mets after Thursday's two-hit effort.

Braun is batting .383 with 11 RBIs over a 12-game hit streak for Brewers, who have followed a 1-11 stretch by winning six of eight to open a three-game lead over St. Louis and Pittsburgh.

Milwaukee's Scooter Gennett could miss his third straight game due to tightness in his quad, but New York's Ruben Tejada is expected back after missing the opener as a precaution because he was hit in the helmet by a pitch Wednesday.


Batter/Pitcher Matchups:

Recap: Game 102 - Mets (1) at Brewers (9) - Brewers put on a show in Milwaukee, Gee continues to lose to them


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W: M. Garza (7-7) L: D. Gee (4-3)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (16)   MIL - J. Lucroy (12),K. Davis (17),R. Braun (14)

Recap:

Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Khris Davis all homered and drove in two runs as the Milwaukee Brewers crushed the New York Mets, 9-1, in the opener of a four-game series on Thursday.

Seven of the Brewers' 10 hits went for extra bases, including a two-run triple by Jean Segura, as the club followed up a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with a fifth straight win at home.

Matt Garza (7-7) bounced back from a forgettable outing his last time out and allowed a run over eight innings to earn the victory.

Lucas Duda homered for the Mets, who were coming off a series win in Seattle but have still dropped four of their last six.

For the second time in as many starts, Dillon Gee (4-3) lasted only five frames and surrendered a season-high six runs on six hits and a pair of walks. Gee fell to 0-4 with a 7.66 ERA in four career outings against the Brewers.

Lucroy got the rout started with a solo homer in the first, and a pair of one- out walks in the second led to a big inning for the hosts.

Segura plated Davis and Mark Reynolds when he found the opposite-field gap in right and slid in with a triple, and Carlos Gomez and Lucroy added RBI singles with two away.

Davis doubled in Rickie Weeks in the third, then sent the first pitch thrown by Daisuke Matsuzaka in the sixth into the bullpen beyond the wall in left- center for a solo homer.

The only hit Garza allowed in the first six frames came in the third on Wilmer Flores' infield dribbler, but Duda got a hold of one in the seventh and crushed his 16th home run to deep center.

The blast was the only other hit allowed by Garza, who walked one and struck out four. The performance was a stark contrast to the shortest start of his career last Saturday when he recorded only one out and gave up five runs to the Washington Nationals.

In the seventh, Braun capped the scoring with a mammoth two-run moonshot into the second deck in left-center.

Gee can't handle his BREW - Entering this game Dillon Gee was 0-3, with a 6.75

Game Notes

The Brewers are first in the majors with 69 first-inning runs, three more than the Mets ... Before Lucroy's homer, Gee had not allowed a home run to a right- handed batter since April 11 ... Gee's ERA has risen from 2.56 to 3.49 over his last two outings.

Box Score:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 102 - Flores, Granderson in Lineup


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 102 - Flores, Granderson in Lineup

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
6. Chris Young (R) LF
7. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
8. Juan Lagares (R) CF
9. Dillon Gee (R) P

Preview: Game 102 - Mets at Brewers - Gee vs Garza


Preview: Game 102
New York Mets (48-53) at Milwaukee Brewers (57-45)

Probable Pitchers:
Dillon Gee (4-2, 2.92 ERA) vs Matt Garza (6-7, 4.04 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 8:10 PM

Preview:

Matt Garza should be pretty well-rested when he takes the mound Thursday night.

That's because the Milwaukee Brewers right-hander followed some time off for the All-Star break with the shortest start of his career, leaving him with fewer than 50 pitches thrown in the last two weeks as he gets ready to face the visiting New York Mets in the opener of a four-game series.

Garza (6-7, 4.04 ERA) allowed two runs and three hits over 7 2/3 innings in his final outing before the break, a 9-1 home loss to Philadelphia on July 10. He had eight days off before starting in Washington on Saturday, and the rest didn't help.

Garza gave up five runs and five hits while walking two and recording just one out while throwing 42 pitches.

Garza, who went 4-2 with a 2.35 ERA in his previous six starts, also said he wasn't concerned.

The Brewers (57-45) considered bringing Garza back earlier, but he said he didn't want to mess up anyone else's routine.

The decision has paid off for NL Central-leading Milwaukee, which is coming off a three-game sweep of Cincinnati highlighted by a 2.29 ERA from its starters. Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball and Mark Reynolds homered twice in Wednesday's 5-1 victory.

The Brewers have won five of seven following a 1-11 stretch.

The Brewers will next face Dillon Gee, who also lost his first start after the break. Gee (4-2, 2.92) allowed four runs and five hits -- two homers -- in five innings of a 6-0 defeat at San Diego on Saturday.

The Mets (48-53) enter this series after Bartolo Colon was perfect through 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2 win over Seattle on Wednesday. They took two of three against the Mariners and have split the first six contests of a 10-game trip.

Gee has lost all three starts against Milwaukee behind a 6.75 ERA, while Garza hasn't received a decision in two outings versus the Mets despite posting a 1.93 ERA.

Neither pitched when the Brewers took two of three in New York from June 10-12.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Monday, July 08, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 85 Mets (2) at Brewers (1) - Hefner takes care of Brewers


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W: J. Hefner (4-6) L: T. Gorzelanny (1-2) S: B. Parnell (15)
HR: NYM - None   MIL - J. Lucroy (10)

Recap:

Jeremy Hefner tossed seven effective innings and Josh Satin went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI to lead the New York Mets over the Milwaukee Brewers, 2-1, in the finale of a three-game series at Miller Park.

Hefner (4-6) struck out eight and allowed only two hits -- one a home run to Jonathan Lucroy -- to win his third straight decision.

"He had command of his stuff," Mets manager Terry Collins said of his starter. "He made one bad pitch pretty much the whole game."

Bobby Parnell recorded a four-out save for the Mets, who took the rubber match and improved to 4-1-2 in their last seven series

Tom Gorzelanny (1-2) was a hard-luck loser in a spot start for the Brewers, surrendering just two unearned runs and eight hits over six innings.

Juan Francisco, starting at third base in place of the injured Aramis Ramirez, had a pair of throwing errors that led to both New York runs, and Milwaukee was unable to recover in losing for the third time in four games.

With a runner on second and two outs in the fourth, Andrew Brown hit a slow chopper down the line that Francisco barehanded and threw wildly to first. The throw was high and got away from Sean Halton and allowed Satin to cross the plate and break the scoreless tie.

In the sixth, another errant throw from Francisco advanced Marlon Byrd to second, and Satin followed with an double off the bottom of the right-field wall to put the Mets on top by a 2-0 margin.

"Slow rollers are always tough plays," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said of the errors. "If he makes good throws, both are outs."

The only hit allowed by Hefner in the first six innings was an infield single to Halton in the second frame. Hefner went up 0-2 in the count on Lucroy leading off the seventh before Lucroy hammered a fastball over the wall in left center to get the Brewers on the board.

Hefner retired the next three and gave way to the bullpen after throwing 105 pitches, 71 for strikes.

Josh Edgin recorded the first two outs in the eighth, and Parnell got All-Star Jean Segura on a routine groundout to second to strand a runner in scoring position.

Parnell worked around a two-out walk in the ninth to pick up his 15th save of the year.

Game Notes

The Mets picked up 11 hits to Milwaukee's three ... Hefner has not lost since June 11 against the Cardinals. He has allowed one earned run in six of his last seven starts, lowering his ERA from 4.74 to 3.39 ... Satin is riding an 11-game hitting streak ... Gorzelanny also recorded eight strikeouts in starting for the injured Wily Peralta, who had his outing pushed back because of a left hamstring issue.

Box Score:

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 85


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 85:


  1. Eric Young Jr., cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Josh Satin, 1b
  6. Andrew Brown, lf
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Jeremy Hefner, rhp

Preview: Game 85 - Mets at Brewers - Hefner vs Gorzelanny


New York Mets (36-48)  at Milwaukee Brewers (35-51) 2:10 PM ET

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Preview:

Jeremy Hefner got off to a disappointing start to the season, but has since turned things around and proven to be a reliable option in the New York Mets' rotation.

New York hopes Hefner's run of solid starts continues on Sunday as they visit the Milwaukee Brewers for the finale of their three-game series.

Hefner (3-6, 3.54 ERA) opened the season 0-5 with a 4.50 ERA, with the Mets (36-48) losing all nine of his starts. In seven starts since, he is 3-1 with a 2.09 ERA with a walk rate of 1.47 per nine innings. The right-hander issued 3.60 base on balls per nine in his first nine starts.

He held Arizona to a run and four hits over seven innings in a 9-1 win on Tuesday -- his seventh quality start in eight games.

"If I give a quality outing, go deep into games, I've done my job," said Hefner, who yielded a solo homer. "If we score runs, then I'll get a win. If we don't, then I might get a no-decision or whatever. Just as long as the team wins, I'm happy."

Recap: Game 84 - Mets (6) at Brewers (7) - Brew Crew Edges Mets, K-Rod Saves it


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W: Y. Gallardo (7-8) L: S. Marcum (1-10) S: F. Rodriguez (8)
HR: NYM - J. Buck (15),M. Byrd (13)   MIL - J. Lucroy (9)

Recap:

Jonathan Lucroy hit a solo homer and added an RBI single while Logan Schafer went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the New York Mets, 7-6, in the middle test of a three-game series.

Francisco Rodriguez gave up a solo homer to Marlon Byrd in the ninth, but struck out the side to close out the win and his eighth save of the year.

Norichika Aoki added two hits, scored a run and knocked in another during Milwaukee's 12-hit outburst, which snapped a two-game slide and gave the Brewers just their third win in their last 11 games.

Yovani Gallardo (7-8) picked up a win after failing to make it past the fourth in his previous two outings, as the veteran righty gave up six hits and four runs over six innings of work.

John Buck homered and drove in three runs and Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the Mets, who couldn't build off Friday's 12-5 victory.

Shaun Marcum (1-10) suffered his 10th loss by allowing his former team to score six times on 11 hits over his five-plus innings on the hill. Marcum played for the Brewers the previous two seasons and allowed them to score in each of the first four frames.

"He left a lot of balls up," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Marcum. "Tonight was a tough night for him pitching back here. It wasn't a normal night for him."

Aoki scored on Lucroy's base hit in the first inning and added an RBI single himself in the second.

Jean Segura, who was voted to his first All-Star Game on Saturday, tacked on a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the second and singled in Gallardo in the fourth after Lucroy had made it 4-0 an inning earlier with his ninth home run of the season.

Buck put the Mets on the board with a leadoff homer in the fifth before Murphy doubled home Omar Quintanilla later in the frame.

Both teams scored runs in the sixth, with Buck driving in a pair with a one- out base hit and Schafer coming around on Murphy's two-base error.

Brewers reliever John Axford loaded the bases with one out in the seventh and limited the damage to Byrd's sacrifice fly. Milwaukee got the run back in the bottom half when Rickie Weeks worked a two-out walk, stole second and scored on Schafer's double.

"Aggressive baserunning worked out well for us," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.

Game Notes

Both teams stranded nine runners ... Sunday's rubber match will pit Milwaukee's Wily Peralta against New York's Jeremy Hefner ... Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez will join Segura at the All-Star Game, while the host Mets are sending third baseman David Wright and pitcher Matt Harvey.

Box Score:

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 84


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 84:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Shaun Marcum, rhp

Preview: Game 84 - Mets at Brewers - Marcum vs Gallardo


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S. Marcum (R) 11 1-9 5.035.21-44.507/1ARIND6.0631-118.23.86
Y. Gallardo (R) 18 6-8 4.786.02-45.047/1@WSHL3.0980-214.07.07

Recap:

Ike Davis made his return to the New York Mets after tweaking some things in the minors and hopes to stay on track when his club resumes a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday.

Davis last played with the Mets on June 9 and returned for Friday's 12-5 pounding of the Brewers at Miller Park, finishing 3-for-5 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored. Davis batted .293 with seven home runs in 75 Minor League at-bats.

But the story of Friday's win was Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who went 4-for-4 with five RBI and three runs scored. Nieuwenhuis became the first Met since Mike Piazza on May 27, 2000 to reach base six times in a nine-inning game.

"I don't know if I've ever done that at any level," he said. "It felt great. It was a good night. I just felt relaxed at the plate."

Juan Lagares drove in three runs and Eric Young recorded two hits and three runs scored for the Mets, who opened a nine-game road trip and have won 11 of their last 18 games. The Mets are unbeaten in three straight road games and took advantage of three Milwaukee errors.

"That's how you win at this level," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "If you're going to have games where teams are going to give you outs, you'd better take advantage of it."

Zack Wheeler earned the win in his third major league start and wasn't sharp, as he gave up three runs -- one earned -- and seven hits in five innings. Josh Edgin pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for his first save.

Josh Satin did not play Friday and has reached base safely in his last 15 games played. He has also hit in a career-best 10 straight games.

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