After their 11-game winning streak was snapped on Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers were looking to begin a new streak on Monday in New York City against the Mets. Brandon Woodruff took the mound, but unfortunately he got touched up a bit in this game and couldn’t get much support from his offense.
Mets’ starter Tylor Megill started the game off by putting up three zeroes across the first three innings, though he was outdone by Woodruff in that time, who set down the first nine men he faced in order. Both teams broke through in the fourth inning. Omar Narvaez got the scoring started with a solo home run, then in the bottom of the frame Brandon Nimmo led off with a double, was bunted over to third, then scored on a sacrifice fly by Dominic Smith. After four innings, it was a 1-1 game.
Megill was done after five innings, but Woodruff set down the side in order in the fifth and sixth, and he came back out for the seventh inning. That’s when things started to unravel for Milwaukee’s ace. Francisco Lindor started things off with a walk, then Dom Smith singled to put runners on the corners. After a mound visit, Pete Alonso doubled both runners home to push the score to 3-1. After a Jeff McNeil groundout, Michael Conforto knocked an RBI single to make it 4-1 and bring Woodruff’s day to an end. He yielded the four earned runs on four hits with one walk and six strikeouts, throwing only 76 pitches in the process.
Miguel Sanchez cleaned up the final two outs of Woody’s inning, then Hoby Milner worked himself into a bases loaded, no outs jam in the eighth that Hunter Strickland successfully navigated through with a flyout and double play ball that kept the Mets’ score intact at 4. The Brewers attempted a rally in the ninth inning off closer Edwin Diaz; Willy Adames led off with a single and was followed by a walk from Narvaez. Tyrone Taylor singled to score Adames and make it 4-2, but then the next three batters were retired in order to end the ballgame.
The Brewers and Mets will meet up once again on Tuesday night, with first pitch scheduled for 6:10 PM central time. It’ll be the return of left-hander Brett Anderson, and he’ll take on arguably the top pitcher in baseball, Jacob deGrom.