Game Recap: Mets Rally Late, Fall 4-3 on Walk-off Walk

The New York Mets were defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in 10 innings on Friday night at Miller Park.

Pitching

Noah Syndergaard struck out Jesus Aguilar and was helped out by a beautiful diving catch by Brandon Nimmo in a 1-2-3 first inning.

Travis Shaw led off the second with a solo home run to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead. However, that was all the damage as Syndergaard rolled a 6-4-3 double play and struck out Tyler Saladino.

The Brewers added two more runs to retake the lead in the third. Lorenzo Cain blooped a single to right, stole second, and then came around to score on a Christian Yelich RBI single. Yelich also stole second and after an Aguilar fly out he scored on a Shaw RBI single.

Syndergaard bounced back, and worked around a Wilmer Flores throwing error, in a scoreless fourth inning. He then closed his night by retiring the next six batters in order, striking out a combined four batters in the fifth and sixth.

Syndergaard was pulled for a pinch hitter in the top of the seventh, he threw 78 pitches over six innings and allowed three runs on six hits while striking out eight.

Seth Lugo struck out Eric Sogard and Cain en route to retiring all six batters he faced in the seventh and eighth. The two scoreless innings extended Lugo’s streak to seventeen inning.

Robert Gsellman allowed a cue-shot double to Shaw leading off the ninth. Gsellman battled to strike out Santana for the first out. After the Mets intentionally walked Ryan Braun, Manny Pina lined out right to Nimmo in left, and he doubled up Shaw off second base to send the game to extra innings.

Gsellman allowed a one out single to Sogard in the tenth, but was able to get Cain to fly out to the warning track before handing the ball to Jerry Blevins to face the lefty Yelich. Blevins’ struggles continued as he allowed a single, putting runners at the corners for AJ Ramos facing Hernan Perez.

Ramos came in and had no command, walking Perez on four pitches to load the bases, and then walking Shaw to bring in the game winning run.

Offense

Amed Rosario answered right back for the Mets in the second, hitting a no-doubt solo shot to deep center to tie the game at one.

After Milwaukee regained the lead, Michael Conforto got the Mets back to within a run with a solo home run of his own making it 3-2 in the fourth.

Looking to spark a rally in the sixth, Asdrubal Cabrera lined a leadoff single to center. However, he was erased quickly as Wilmer Flores grounded into a 6-4-3 double play.

The Mets bats were dominated by Josh Hader as he allowed only one base runner via walk, and struck out four over two innings.

Conforto and Devin Mesoraco drew back-to-back two out walks in the ninth to put the tying run in scoring position for Jose Bautista.

Bautista picked up his first RBI as a Mets as he lined a curveball into left for a game tying run scoring single. Luis Guillorme then came off the bench and put together a tremendous at-bat, drawing a walk to load the bases. However, Rosario grounded out to strand three and end the inning.

Cabrera lined his third hit of the game to right with one out in the tenth, however he was gunned down trying to stretch a single into a double.

On Deck

Jason Vargas will be opposed by Chase Anderson as the Mets look to take the third game of this four game set tomorrow afternoon at 4:10 p.m. at Miller Park. The game can be seen on SNY, and head on 710 WOR.

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