WP: Steven Matz (2-3)
LP: Zach Davies (2-4)
Not every game can be a win. This was one of those games that didn’t go their way.
First up for the Mets was Steven Matz, and the Brewers struggled to get anything going against him. The offense managed just four singles and three walks off of Matz, spread out over the six innings that he pitched. The Brewers only managed to get one runner to third base, and that came in the third inning. Lorenzo Cain led off the inning with a single, then Christian Yelich was hit by a pitch to put two runners on base. Ryan Braun grounded out to get Cain to third, and Jesus Aguilar walked to load the bases. However, Hernan Perez popped out to the infield and Manny Pina flew out to right to end the threat.
Overall on offense, only Manny Pina reached base multiple times, and that came through two walks. Five hits were spread out among the hitters in the lineup, with two of the other hitters recording walks. Unfortunately, beyond one threat in the third inning, the offense never got things working tonight.
Meanwhile, Zach Davies made his first start since the end of April as he returned from the disabled list. It didn’t go too well for him, as he was only able to pitch into the fifth inning, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks. Most of the damage came in the fifth, as Davies allowed a single and two doubles before he came out of the game. He only threw 81 pitches in the game as he works his way back to a full workload.
Unfortunately, the bullpen didn’t manage much better. Dan Jennings finished off the fifth inning but allowed his inherited runner to score. Jorge Lopez pitched two innings and allowed a run on three hits and two walks. Boone Logan and Taylor Williams finished out the game, each allowing a hit.
The series continues tomorrow as the Brewers face another of the Mets top pitchers. New York will send out Noah Syndergaard as the Brewers will counter with Junior Guerra. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.