The New York Mets (16-18) fell to the Milwaukee Brewers (19-17) by a score of 7-4 on Friday night at Miller Park. The game featured Matt Harvey making his first start since being suspended for three games on Sunday.
Harvey had a poor start as he went five-plus innings and gave up three home runs, five runs, five walks, and seven hits. He also struck out six in his 106 pitches of work. Through the first five innings he held the Brewers to two runs, but gave up back-to-back home runs in the sixth to give them a 5-2 lead. Harvey has now given up 10 home runs in 40 innings this season.
Paul Sewald was the only Mets pitcher who didn’t give up a run in the loss. He entered the game in the eighth and pitched a scoreless frame.
Down 2-1 in the sixth inning, Walker tied the game with an RBI single that just went over the head of second baseman Villar. Curtis Granderson had a chance to take the lead with runners at first and second, but Jay Bruce was picked off second base to end the inning.
Overall the Mets offense combined for four runs, four walks, and eight hits. Walker contributed the most as he finished the night 3-for-3 with one walk, two runs, and two RBI.
The Mets will play the second game of this series in Milwaukee on Saturday at 7:10 PM. They will send Robert Gsellman (2-2, 6.54 ERA) to the mound while the Brewers will send Zach Davies (3-2, 5.60 ERA). The game will be televised on PIX 11 rather than SNY.