Mets top Brewers to snap seven-game skid
The Mets (37-37) got a dominant start from Jacob deGrom and held on to beat the Brewers by the score of 2-0 on Thursday afternoon in Milwaukee, snapping a seven-game skid.
The game remained scoreless until the sixth, when Wilmer Flores drove a two-out RBI double down the left field line to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.
With two outs in the top of the seventh, Lucas Duda grounded one back through the box that caromed off the pitcher and allowed a run to score as the Mets extended their advantage to 2-0.
Jacob deGrom, who was in control all day, worked around a first and second, two out jam in the eighth and Jeurys Familia worked a perfect ninth to seal the win.
- DeGrom was dominant over his eight scoreless innings, allowing just four hits, striking out eight and walking none. He lowered his ERA to 2.15.
- Curtis Granderson went 3-for-5.
- Terry Collins was ejected in the top of the fourth while arguing a blown call at second base.
This was a game the Mets needed badly after falling under .500 on Wednesday night.
While the road trip remains an unmitigated disaster, the fact that the Mets immediately got back to .500 is better than the alternative, and the team will at least be able to relax during their flifht home to New York.
The Mets open a three-game series against the Reds at Citi Field on Friday at 7:10 PM.
Noah Syndergaard gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Johnny Cueto for Cincinnati.