The New York Mets defeated the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. The game took place at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the final score was 5-2. Bartolo Colon started and pitched well for the Mets and Wilmer Flores had three hits to lead the Mets 13 hit attack.
Colon pitched seven innings giving up eight hits and a run with no walks and a couple of strikeouts. He earned his fifth win of the season. Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning striking out two. Familia saved his 20th game of the season.
Jimmy Nelson lost his fifth game of the season pitching 5 1/3 innings and giving up eight hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Carlos Torres pitched 2/3 of an inning, Corey Knebel pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout and Will Smith pitched 2/3 of an inning. Jacob Barnes pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts.
Curtis Granderson had two hits and an RBI, Juan Lagares had a hit and Yoenis Cespedes had two hits and an RBI. Neil Walker drew a walk, Matt Reynolds had a hit and an RBI and James Loney had a hit. Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits and drew a walk, Flores had three hits and Kevin Plawecki had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. Flores hit a double, Granderson, Cabrera and Lagares also each hit a double. Granderson hit a homerun and the Mets were 5-13 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Loney committed an error and Colon had a pickoff.
Scooter Gennett had four hits and an RBI, Chris Carter had a hit and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had two hits. Hernan Perez had two hits and an RBI, Aaron Hill had a hit and Carter, Nieuwenhuis and Gennett each hit a double. The Brewers were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Perez had a stolen base and was caught stealing. Gennett was picked off and Ryan Braun had an outfield assist.
In the first Granderson hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the third Cespedes hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0. In the seventh Perez hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 2-1. In the eighth Plawecki hit a two run single to double the Mets lead to 4-1. Gennett hit an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth and it was 4-2 Mets. In the ninth Reynolds hit an RBI single to push the lead to 5-2 and that would be the final score.
The Mets and Brewers will play game two on Friday night.