Mets Game Recap: Colon gets thumped; Mets whitewashed 7-0 by Brewers


The Flushing Nine are back home after posting a disappointing 2-5 road trip, in which they won 2 of 3 in Philadelphia, but lost 4 straight to the Chicago Cubs.

In this evening’s series opener against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers, Bartolo Colon toed the rubber and was opposed by Kyle Lohse.

Colon breezed through the 1st inning, needing only 7 pitches to retire the side.  Beginning in the 2nd inning, however, the Brewers began hitting the ball hard, and often.  Bartolo was chased from the game after 5 innings of work, and behind by a 6-0 margin.

May 15, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Gerardo Parra (28) heads home on his home run to right during the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, Kyle Lohse didn’t surrender a hit until the 5th inning, and only allowed two hits in 8 innings pitched.

The Mets went down quietly in the 9th against Michael Blazek to close out a 7-0 defeat.

They have now lost five straight.

Mets Starting Lineup:

1) Curtis Granderson-RF; 2) Juan Lagares-CF; 3) Lucas Duda-1B; 4) Michael Cuddyer-LF; 5) Daniel Murphy-3B; 6) Wilmer Flores-SS; 7) Johnny Monell-C; 8) Ruben Tejada-2B; 9) Bartolo Colon-SP

Game Recap:

Bartolo Colon‘s first pitch of the game to the familiar Carlos Gomez resulted in a 6-3 put-out.  The Brewers were retired after just 7 offerings from Colon.

In the bottom of the 1st, Kyle Lohse retired the Mets in order as well.

In the top of the 2nd, first baseman Adam Lind stroked a lead-off double over the head of Juan Lagares.  Third baseman Aramis Ramirez then powered a double to left scoring Lind.  Colon regrouped to retire the next three batters, thanks in large part to Ruben Tejada‘s diving play to his right, denying pitcher Kyle Lohse from a base hit and aiding his own cause.

With 2-outs in the bottom of the 2nd, right fielder Ryan Braun denied Wilmer Flores an extra base hit with a great diving (full extension) play.

In the top of the 3rd, shortstop Hector Gomez grounded to Wilmer Flores, who’s throw pulled Lucas Duda off first for an E-6.  Carlos Gomez then doubled off the 370′ mark on the left field wall to score Hector Gomez all the way from first.  Left fielder Gerardo Parra followed with a deep fly to right that was misjudged by Curtis Granderson for a double; Carlos Gomez scored.  Ryan Braun then stepped in, and clubbed a long home run to left, making it a 5-0 Brewers lead.

With 1-out in the bottom of the 3rd, Ruben Tejada reached on an E-6, and was sacrificed to second by Bartolo Colon.  Granderson then drew a walk,  but the runners were left stranded by Juan Lagares.

In the top of the 5th, Gerardo Parra led-off with a home run to give the Brewers a 6-0 lead.

In the bottom of the frame, Wilmer Flores singled for the first Mets hit of the game.

  • Bartolo Colon was through after 5 innings pitched.  He threw 62 pitches, with 52 (84%) going for strikes.  He allowed 6 runs (5 earned) on 7 hits (5 for extra bases, including 2 home runs).  He issued no walks and fanned 2 batters.

Reliever Alex Torres entered the game in the 6th inning, and pitched through the 7th.

In the top of the 7th, Michael Cuddyer made a nice play to throw out Gerardo Parra while attempting to stretch out a double.

With 1-out in the bottom of the 7th, Daniel Murphy doubled over the head of Ryan Braun in right.

Leading off the top of the 8th, Ryan Braun hit his second home run of the game, this time off reliever Carlos Torres, and this time to right field, to make it a 7-0 game and eventual final.

Sean Gilmartin pitched the top of the 9th for the Mets, and Michael Blazek closed out the 9th for Milwaukee.

Scoring Summary:

  • Top 2nd inning – Adam Lind led off with a double to center.  Third baseman Aramis Ramirez doubled to left, Lind scored.
  • Top 5th inning – Gerardo Parra hit a lead-off home run to make it a 6-0 game.
  • Top 8th inning – Ryan Braun led-off with his second home run of the game to give the Brewers a 7-0 lead.


  • The Mets have now lost 5 straight, and tied their season low with 3 hits.  They fanned 9 times.
  • Catcher Johnny Monell made his first MLB start.  He went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts.
  • Bartolo Colon took the loss, his second of the season.  His ERA grew from 3.30, to a 3.86 mark.  He has issued one walk all season, and is now up to 42 strikeouts.


  • Dilson Herrera is headed to the 15-day disabled list after suffering a fractured tip to his right middle finger while fielding grounders during infield practice.


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