Saturday, October 23 2021
Javier Baez batting spitting sunflower seeds road uniform Brewers

Javier Baez batting spitting sunflower seeds road uniform Brewers

After officially being eliminated from playoff contention earlier in the afternoon, the Mets fell to the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Saturday night.

Here are some key takeaways …

Rich Hill got off to a shaky start with his command, loading the bases in the second with nobody out. But he wiggled his way out of the jam with a pair of strikeouts and a fly out to shallow left to get out of the inning. But the third inning was also a struggle, as he walked two more Brewers, an with runners at second and third and two out, Eduardo Escobar singled to left to drive them both in and put the Brewers up 2-0.

Hill gave the Mets 5.0 innings, and while they weren’t always pretty, they were affective, as he allowed two earned runs on two hits, striking out six and walking four.

– The Mets answered back with a run in the top of the fourth, as Michael Conforto doubled with one out to put a runner in scoring position. After a Corbin Burnes wild pitch and a Pete Alonso walk, Javier Baez put the Mets on the board with an RBI single to left to make it a 2-1 game.

Aaron Loup pitched the sixth inning for the Mets, and though he allowed a couple of runners to reach, he got a double play ball to end the inning without a run. With the scoreless inning, Loup lowered his season ERA to 0.98, as he’s proven to be the Mets’ most reliable reliever this season.

– The Mets offense struggled to really get anything going against Burnes, who continued writing his Cy Young resume by pitching 7.0 innings of one-run ball, scattering five hits while striking out nine and walking one. He lowered his season ERA to 2.29.

Brandon Nimmo had a nice overall night for the Mets. He had three hits at the plate, all singles, and he also made a great diving catch in left-center field to rob Manny Pina of extra bases.

Francisco Lindor had a rough night at the plate, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts, leaving a team-high four runners on base.

– In the ninth, Jonathan Villar worked a two-out walk against Josh Hader to put the tying run on base, but pinch-hitter Jose Peraza went down swinging to end the game.

Highlights

What’s next

The Mets and Brewers wrap up their weekend set on Sunday at 2:10 p.m.

Carlos Carrasco will face Freddy Peralta.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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