Mike Pelfrey drew Randy Wolf in the second night game in Milwaukee, it was a pitchers duel until the fourth inning. The Mets would lose but Paulino would go 4-4 and Jose Reyes would have yet another multi-hit night.
The scoring started ironically enough, with Jason Bay, who basically can’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. He was hit by a pitch to lead off the fourth and pushed over to third by a Paulino’s second single of the night. Randy Wolf would balk Jason Bay home for the first run of the game. Unfortunately for Pelfrey, who did pitch into the sixth inning, Prince Fielder would leave the yard and put the Brew Crew up by a run.
The Met offense would remain dormant until the top of the eighth inning when they would explode for five runs off the Brewer bullpen. It would be Ronny Paulino who would hit a three run bomb to complete his 4-4 night and put the Mets up 6-2. If this was any other team, you could shut your TV off or change the channel to the Cooking Shows and bank on a win.
But as bad as the Brewers Bullpen melted, the Mets couldn’t be shown up. The Mets sent up Pedro Beato to pitch the bottom of the eighth and he got rocked for 3 runs. Izzy came in to put out the fire only to be torched by Fielder’s second home run of the night to tie the score at 6 a piece.
Thayer would come in the bottom of the ninth and give up the winning run.
Jon Niese will try to win the Rubber game.
Side Notes: Mike Pelfrey made one mistake tonight but pitched brilliantly scattering 4 hits over 6 innings. It made me feel good to watch another bullpen meltdown tonight in the Brewers. Of course the Mets cannot be outshined or outdone and did their own meltdown as well. Ronny Paulino hit a bomb but Prince Fielder hit two bombs. Jason Bay looks like he can’t hit a little league pitch. I don’t care what anyone says, Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez are the best TV announcers in baseball. Tonight was really shaping up to be a good night, the Yankees got embarrassed at home and with the Mets sitting on 5 run lead in the eighth, it was all but done. So much for a nice Tuesday night.