The hot streak rolls on as the Mets defeated the Brewers tonight, 6-4. In front of a boisterous Citi Field crowd very reminiscent of the fans that would pack Citi during the Mets’ 2015 NL Pennant run, the Mets were able to stymie a late-inning comeback by the Brewers and win their ninth game in a row and improve their record to an astounding 11-1.
The Mets’ offense was able to tack on a couple of runs early in the ballgame, and were able to get to Brewers’ starter Zach Davies quickly, causing him to be pulled after four and third innings pitched. Former member of the No Homers Club, Todd Frazier, knocked his first two home runs in tonight’s game.
Steven Matz was able to work through the first few innings without any sweat, but left a couple of pitches up in the zone which bit him. Matz gave up a two-run home run to Hernan Perez and Travis Shaw, each. Aside from his pitch counts becoming prematurely high, another problem that Matz has exhibited so far this season is he is able to cruise the first time through the order, but he then gets shelled by hitters when he reaches the order a second time.
Once again, the bullpen came up strong, and at no better time. The Brewers almost came back from a 6-2 deficit in the sixth inning and the Mets needed to close down a suddenly-revitalized Brewers offense. Mickey Callaway was able to play the matchup game and use A.J. Ramos, Jerry Blevins, and Robert Gsellman to work out of a jam in the top of the eighth inning. Jeurys Familia dominated the side the finish the game and complete his seventh save this season.
Player of the Game: Todd Frazier (2 for 3, 2 HR, 1 BB)
The Tom’s River, New Jersey native was able to wake up his bat and helped out the offense in a big way by hitting two home runs in tonight’s game, including one big fly to deep center in the second inning.
Photo Credit: Paul J. Bereswill