The New York Mets (25-21) beat the Milwaukee Brewers (31-20) by a score of 5-0 on Thursday night at Miller Park.
Steven Matz (2-3, 3.80 ERA) started for the Mets in this game and was able to bounce back from his last start on May 19.
Last time around against the Brewers on Apr. 13, Matz picked up the sole win of his 2018 campaign as he went 5 1/3 innings and gave up four runs (three earned).
This time, he also picked up a win and performed even better as he went six shutout innings. He held the Brewers to four hits and three walks while striking out three batters.
Paul Sewald picked up where Matz left off as he pitched a perfect seventh inning keep the shutout intact. He then stayed on for the eighth and likewise fired a perfect frame.
Jacob Rhame came in for a non-save situation in the ninth and got out of the inning unscathed to end the game.
It was the Mets third shutout of the season. During the Mets last turn through the rotation they allowed only two earned runs in 31 innings.
The Mets were up against Zach Davies (2-4, 4.74 ERA) who they hit hard across four innings. They managed a total of four runs, six hits and two walks against the 25-year-old.
The Mets got the majority of their runs in the fifth inning. Asdrubal Cabrera drove in Amed Rosario and Nimmo on a RBI double. Flores then drove in Cabrera with a RBI single to extend the Mets’ lead to 4-0.
Flores and Cabrera both had multi-RBI games. Nimmo, Rosario and Mesoraco all had multi-hit games. Nimmo led the way with a 4-for-4 effort which included a walk and two runs scored.
Overall the Mets had 13 hits and four walks on the night.
The Mets continue this three-game series with the Brewers on Friday starting at 8:10 p.m. EDT. Noah Syndergaard (4-1, 2.91 ERA) will pitch for the Mets and be opposed by Junior Guerra (3-3, 2.98 ERA). The game can be watched on SNY and heard on 710 WOR.