Game Recap: The Milwaukee Brewers Out-Muscle the New York Mets

The Milwaukee Brewers took the first game of their weekend series against the New York Mets 7-4.

Matt Harvey slogged through five innings only giving up two runs for the New York Mets, but did not record an out in the sixth.

After a 10 pitch first inning, Harvey struggled with his command for the rest of his start. With 97 pitches after five innings, he was pushed out to the mound for the sixth.

Harvey proceeded to give up three runs, including two homers, and was pulled out of the ballgame without recording an out in the sixth.

The Milwaukee Brewers tagged Harvey for three of their four home runs on the night, ballooning his count to 10 home runs given up in just 40 innings pitched this season.

Harvey has already surpassed his home runs against total from 2016. His confidence level looks very low, he is not trusting his fastball and does not have command of his pitches.

His body language is very gloomy and gives off the impression of a pitcher who has lost his way and cannot find himself. 

On the offensive side, Neil Walker was the only Met to give Brewers starter, Matt Garza, some trouble.

Walker compiled three hits including his third home run of the season. The Rivera boys, Rene and T.J., continued to pick up hits for the Mets.

Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson were also showing signs of life both recording doubles in the losing effort. This was Duda’s first game off the DL and Granderson has been struggling all season.

Matt Garza pitched six strong innings only giving up two runs to pick up his second win of the season.

The Mets threatened to make a comeback, scoring two runs in the ninth but Jared Hughes came in to pick up his first save of the season.

The Brewer Eric Thames, was their only hitter to go hit-less tonight.

The turning point of the game came in the sixth inning of the game after Neil Walker's RBI single tied the game at two.

Jay Bruce was picked off second base by the catcher Jett Bandy to end the inning and in the bottom half of the inning, the Brewers scored four runs highlighted by back-to-back home runs by Eric Sogard and Orlando Arcia.

Tomorrow the Mets send Robert Gsellman (2-2) to the mound against Kyle Davies (3-2) of the Brewers.

Both pitchers are looking to lower their ERAs from 6.54 and 5.60 respectively. Gsellman picked up his second win of the season in his last start, going five innings giving up three runs against the Miami Marlins.

Gsellman has only pitched past the fifth inning once this season and it is key for the Mets that he goes deep in game two of the series.


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