19 hits and 10 runs for the Milwaukee Brewers later, the New York Mets find themselves 1 game under .500 and in 3rd place in the National League East.Â Starting pitcher Fernando Nieve proved that he is human, giving up 11 hits and 3 runs in just 3 1/3 innings pitched.Â Elmer Dessens held the fort with a scoreless 1 2/3 innings, but then Milwaukee blew it up with 7 runs off of 3 Met relievers over the last 3 innings.
The Mets beat the piÃ±ata that is Carlos Villanueva for 5 hits and 3 runs in the 9th, but it was too little too late as Trevor Hoffman came on to throw one pitch and with it get Brian Schneider to ground into a game ending double play.
Bernie Brewer, the official home run mascot of Milwaukee’s professional baseball team, only got to ride his slide twice but the 2nd time was a killer.Â Potential goat of the game Casey McGehee, who dropped a pop-up in the top of the 6th leading to 2 unearned runs for the Mets, came to the plate with the bases loaded and redemption on his mind in the bottom of the inning.Â He got every inch of that redemption, hitting the ball over the wall and sending Bernie down his slide.
So the Mets find themselves in 3rd place, wondering who is going to help them, what sort of help they will bring, when is that help coming, where is it going to come from, and why am I asking so many questions?
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