As the saying goes: all good things must come to an end. The Mets fell to the Brewers, 5-1 on Saturday night, snapping a nine-game win streak.
The Brewers were able to attack Harvey early, jumping to a 3-0 lead in the second on a 3-run home run hit by Jonathan Villar. Harvey then allowed another home run in the fourth inning to push the deficit to four. Harvey was taken out of the game after five innings, allowing four earned runs and eight hits.
The salt-and-pepper was kept on the shelves tonight, the Mets offense struggled to hit all night long. They were held to no hits until the fifth inning, and were only able to get three hits total in the game. Despite playing with a surmountable deficit for a majority of the game, the offense was unable to string together hits and create a rally like they have been able to several times throughout the winning streak.
The consolation of tonight’s game came in the form of Paul Sewald, who pitched in his third relief appearance in thirteen games so far. Sewald was able to strike out five Brewers hitters and hold them to no hits in three innings of relief. Given Harvey’s early exit, and Sewald taking on a heavy workload tonight, the rest of the bullpen will be rested for tomorrow afternoon’s game.
Next Game: Mets (Noah Syndergaard – 2-0, 3.94 ERA) vs. Brewers (Jhoulys Chacin – 0-1, 6.59 ERA)
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