Monday, July 8, 2013

The Mets lose 7-6 in Milwaukee in a wild game

The New York Mets lost to the Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 7-6 on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Shaun Marcum started for the Mets and did not pitch well. Daniel Murphy and John Buck led the Mets offense.

Marcum pitched five innings giving up 11 hits and six runs. He walked one and struck out three and took his 10th loss of the season. LaTroy Hawkins pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with two walks and Greg Burke pitched a perfect inning.

Eric Young Jr. drew a walk, Murphy had three hits and an RBI and David Wright had a hit. Ike Davis drew three walks, Marlon Byrd had a hit and two RBI and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a hit. Buck had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk, Omar Quintanilla had two hits and Murphy hit a double. Buck and Byrd each hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Davis, Quintanilla and Young each had a stolen base. Murphy and Wright each committed an error.

Yovani Gallardo pitched six innings giving up six hits and four runs. He walked three and struck out six and earned his seventh win of the season. John Axford pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk, Jim Henderson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk and Gonzalez pitched 1/3 of an inning retiring the only batter that he faced. Francisco Rodriguez earned his eighth save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a run with three strikeouts.

Norichika Aoki had two hits and an RBI, Jean Segura had a hit and two RBI and Carlos Gomez drew a walk. Aramis Ramirez drew a walk, Jonathan Lucroy had two hits and two RBI and Rickie Weeks had two hits and drew a walk. Logan Schafer had three hits and an RBI, Gallardo had two hits and a double. Schafer hit a double, Lucroy hit a homerun and the Brewers were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Gomez and Weeks each had a stolen base and Weeks was caught stealing.

Lucroy hit an RBI single in the first giving the Brewers a 1-0 lead. In the second Aoki hit an RBI single and Segura hit a sacrifice fly to make it a 3-0 game. Lucroy hit a solo homerun to make it 4-0 in the third. In the fourth Segura hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 5-0 Brewers. Buck hit a solo homerun in the fifth and Murphy hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 5-2. In the sixth Buck hit a two run single cutting the lead to 5-4. In the bottom of the sixth Gallardo hit a sacrifice bunt, which resulted in an error and a run scoring to make it 6-4 Brewers. Byrd hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh making it 6-5 Brewers and then Schafer hit an RBI double in the seventh making it 7-5. Byrd hit a solo homerun in the ninth to make it 7-6 but that was the final score.

The Mets record dropped to 36-48 and the Brewers record improved to 35-51. The two teams will play on Sunday afternoon.

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