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.
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