The New York Mets won their ninth straight game and increased their record to 11-1 as they defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Friday night at Citi Field.
Matz bounced back, striking out both Bandy and Cain in a 1-2-3 fifth inning. However, after Jay Bruce botched a fly ball in right Ryan Braun cut the Mets lead to 6-4 with a two run home run in the sixth.
Matz struck out Travis Shaw to end his night. He picked up this first win of the season, his final line was: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K on 83 pithes.
Seth Lugo came on in relief of Matz, and allowed back-to-back infield singles to Aguilar and Perez. However, Lugo was able to get Arcia to ground into a 5-4-3 double play to get himself out of the inning.
Lugo retired the first two batters in the seventh easily, before allowing a two out single to Cain. Domingo Santana followed it up with a single of his own, however Cespedes threw out Cain trying to go first to third.
Lugo came back out for the eighth and retired the first batter he faced. However, he allowed a long home run to Travis Shaw, making it a one run game.
Lugo allowed a single off the left field fence to Jesus Aguilar, who thought twice about testing the arm of Yoenis Cespedes, before being pulled for AJ Ramos. Ramos retired the only batter he faced, Hernan Perez, on two pitches.
Jeurys Familia locked down his seventh save in the Mets first 12 games with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
The Mets jumped in front early again, taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Asdrubal Cabrera extended his hitting streak to eleven games with a one out double. Yoenis Cespedes then put together a great at-bat working the count to 3-2, and lining an RBI single to center.
Todd Frazier hit his first home run as a Met off the facing of the apple basket in dead center leading off the second inning.
Jose Lobaton tripled down the left field line in his first at-bat as a Met. He was stranded there after Matz and Michael Conforto struck out.
After the Brewers tied the game in the fourth, the Mets answered right back. Again leading off the inning, Todd Frazier hit his second home run of the game, a solo shot to left to give the Mets a 3-2 lead.
The Mets added three more runs in a big fifth inning. Conforto led off the inning with a 10 pitch walk, followed by an Cabrera single. After Zack Davies was chased from the game, Jay Bruce doubled home a run facing lefty Dan Jennings.
A batter later, Cabrera came in to score and Bruce advanced to third on an Adrian Gonzalez sacrifice fly. Bruce then scored the third run of the inning on a wild pitch, giving the Mets a 6-2 lead.
Todd Frazier reached base safely in all four of his plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with the two home runs, a single, and a walk. love
Matt Harvey will face Chase Anderson in the second game of this three game set as the Mets look to extend their winning streak to an even ten games. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.