Nieuwenhuis Goes Crazy, Davis Goes Insane, Wheeler Wins The Game!
KIRK, KIRK, KIRK, KIRK, KIRK, KIRK…
What a comedy of errors we had in this one as the New York Mets walloped the Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 12-5 tonight at Miller Park. This was a fun game and I hope you all got a chance to watch it.
I’m going to forego a retelling of all the many Brewer baserunning blunders and just get to the stuff we really care about – what did the Mets do!!!
Lets cut right to the chase and say that the return of Ike Davis to the lineup couldn’t have gone any better than it did. Davis went 3-for-5 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI’s. It was his first 3-hit game since last September. Good for him…
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had the game of his life… He was on base six times, going 4-for-4 with a pair of walks, three runs scored and five RBIs… Wow… Are you kidding me??? Nieuwenhuis became the first Met to reach base six times in one game since Mike Piazza in 2000.
Juan Lagares also had a nice game going 2-for-3 with a walk and three ribbies, while Eric Young had a pair of hits and scored three runs. The Mets totaled 14 hits and went 7-for-22 with runners in scoring position.
Oh yeah… Zack Wheeler pitched tonight… The kid had a pedestrian performance, but he’s a work in progress. He allowed three runs, one earned, on seven hits and three walks while striking out three. Wheeler also had a single for his first career hit. One more thing…. When Wheeler is in trouble and has ducks on the pond, I love how he bears down and fights his way out of trouble. You can’t teach that… But yes, he’s a work in progress…
Six of the 17 runs scored tonight were unearned. The Brewers were charged with three errors and six boneheaded plays.
So anyway, that’s the long and short of it… The Mets get their road trip off to a nice start with a not so pretty, but very satisfying win in Milwaukee…
Shaun Marcum faces his former team tomorrow night at 7:15 PM. He opposes right-hander Yovani Gallardo (6-8, 4.78). MMO will be there live on Saturday and Sunday and we’ll bring you some extra bonus coverage. Thanks to Jay Horwitz for the assist!
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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