WP: Jacob deGrom (4-4)
LP: Matt Garza (2-5)
HR: Wilmer Flores (6), Kevin Plawecki (2), Curtis Granderson (4)
Everything went the Brewers way on Friday night. On Saturday night, it was the Mets turn.
The Mets took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning on a single from the pitcher, Jacob deGrom. Matt Garza was decent through three innings, but then it all fell apart in the fourth. He only managed to record a single out as he faced ten batters, allowing seven runs to those ten batters. Brandon Kintzler relieved Garza but didn't fare much better, allowing both inherited runners to score and a run of his own before finally managing to close out the inning. All nine Mets batters reached base at least once in the inning (though Kevin Plawecki only reached on a fielder's choice), and deGrom (the starting pitcher) recorded two hits in the inning.
Craig Counsell would throw in the towel in the sixth inning as he put all of the bench players in, while Neal Cotts and Jeremy Jeffress were brought in to finish the game. Cotts would allow three more runs for the Brewers in the seventh, and Jeremy Jeffress was the only Brewers pitcher to not allow a run in the game.
The Brewers only run came in the top of the sixth inning, on a sacrifice fly from Ryan Braun. In his first start for the Brewers, Luis Sardinas recorded two hits, and Carlos Gomez also had two hits.
The rubber match of the series will take place tomorrow afternoon at 12:10 pm. Wily Peralta will face Noah Syndergaard as the Brewers try to win their third series out of their last five.