Win: Noah Syndergaard (1-1)
Loss: Wily Peralta (1-5)
HR: Curtis Granderson (5)
Curtis Granderson led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run. The game didn't improve from there.
Wily Peralta ended up allowing nine hits and three walks over five innings of work, constantly working his way to trouble and rarely escaping with no damage done. Over those five innings, the Mets scored at least one run in three of them, including a three-run fourth.
Meanwhile, Noah Syndergaard flashed what made him a top prospect, limiting the Brewers to just three hits and a walk over six innings. The only Brewers run came in the sixth when Ryan Braun singled home Luis Sardinas.
Even worse, the Brewers had yet another player struck in the head by a pitch. Jean Segura has had a couple close calls already this season, but this time it was Carlos Gomez's turn as he got nailed on the side of the head by a Syndergaard fastball at about 96 or 97 MPH. Gomez immediately went down, but was able to sit and stand fairly quickly.
The good news is Gomez avoided a concussion and already feels he could play in tomorrow's series opener against the Tigers. Gomez ended up with a welt on his face, but was reportedly all smiles after the game. That's great for him and the Brewers, and also great for Syndergaard -- the talented rookie looked shaken up after, and it's certainly never a good feeling to hit someone in the head with a pitch. It clearly just got away from him, but thank goodness for batting helmets.
The Brewers and Tigers kick off their series tomorrow with first pitch scheduled for 6:08 CT.