WP: Jeurys Familia (1-0) | LP: Michael Blazek (1-1)
HR: Ramon Flores (1), Curtis Granderson (8), Yoenis Cespedes (14)
What started out as a good day for the Brewers turned downhill later, and a late battle of the bullpens went against the Brewers this time.
The Mets started out quick, with Curtis Granderson hitting a home run on the second pitch he saw from Zach Davies. Michael Conforto also had a double off Davies in the first inning, but Davies struck out the side to end the inning. The Mets lead wouldn't last long though, as Ramon Flores hit a two-run home run in the top of the second inning to give the Brewers a 2-1 lead.
The Brewers would extend that lead in the fourth inning. Aaron Hill walked and Alex Presley singled to start the inning, putting runners at the corners. Flores hit a sacrifice fly to extend the Brewers lead to 3-1, and Davies executed a sacrifice bunt to move Presley up. Jonathan Villar would then single in Presley to make it 4-1.
The Mets got a run back in the bottom of the fourth with a single from Yoenis Cespedes, a wild pitch by Davies to move Cespedes up, and a single from Asdrubal Cabrera to make it 4-2. Then, in the bottom of the sixth, Cespedes homered to tie the game at 4-4, and end the day for Zach Davies. He finished with four runs allowed in 5.1 innings, with five hits, two walks, and five strikeouts.
The game turned into a battle of the bullpens after that. On the Brewers side, Blaine Boyer, Carlos Torres, and Tyler Thornburg all had scoreless appearances (though Torres did walk two batters). Meanwhile, Hansel Robles, Addison Reed, and Jeurys Familiar matched that with scoreless appearances of their own.
In the ninth inning, Michael Blazek came in, and the usually reliable reliever couldn't keep the Mets down. Eric Campbell singled to start the inning, and Kevin Plawecki walked to put runners at first and second. Matt Reynolds pinch hit and put down a sacrifice bunt to move both runners up. Curtin Granderson was then intentionally walked to load the bases and set up force outs everywhere. However, Blazek went to 3-0 against David Wright before Wright hit a single to center field to end the game.
Jonathan Villar led the offense with a 3-for-5 day at the plate. Aaron Hill also reached base four times, with a hit and three walks. Ramon Flores only had one hit, but drove in three runs. Overall, the offense struggled again, striking out thirteen times and going 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position, leaving eight runners on base.
The Brewers will try to avoid the sweep tomorrow afternoon. Chase Anderson will start for the first time since his no-hit bid on Tuesday. On the other side, Noah Syndergaard will start for the Mets. First pitch is at 12:10 pm.