New York Mets Drop the Second Game Against the Milwaukee Brewers

Catapulted by an eight run fifth inning, the Milwaukee Brewers dominated the New York Mets 11-4.

The Milwaukee Brewers won their 20th game of the season and slugged 16 hits against Robert Gsellman and a depleted New York Mets bullpen.

Zach Davies picked up his fourth win, for the Brewers, finding his way through five innings and giving up four runs.

Early in the game the Mets had their chances to knock Davies out of the game. The Mets had runners in scoring position with less than two outs in multiple innings, but Davies found his way out of trouble to get through five innings and keep the Brewers in the game.

Robert Gsellman provided no help for a highly used Mets bullpen after receiving a 4-1 lead.

Gsellman had a rough four innings pitched, giving up six runs and was pulled out of the game in the fifth after loading the bases.

Hansel Robles was summoned to preserve the lead but immediately gave up a two-run single to Orlando Arcia and was followed up by a three-run home run by Travis Shaw to cap off the eight run fifth.

The Mets allowed 10 unanswered runs after taking their 4-1 lead in the fifth. After the fifth the Mets offense was shut down, managing only three hits in four innings against the Brewers bullpen.

The one positive the Mets can take away from this game is the bat of Neil Walker has finally returned. Walker provided two hits including a home run which was his fourth of the season and has homered in back to back games.

Kevin Plawecki and Michael Conforto also had two hits including a double for each of them.

Paul Sewald and Rafael Montero give the Mets three innings out of the bullpen giving up only one run to keep the Mets in the ballgame the best they could.

The Mets are in the midst of a three game losing streak and are now three games under .500 at 16-19.

They have looked like a different team after their heart breaking losses on and off the field occurring Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants, and Thursday losing closer Jeurys Familia for a large chunk of the season.

The Mets will look to avoid a sweep as they send Jacob deGrom (2-1, 3.80) to the mound against Wily Peralta (4-2, 5.30). deGrom gave the Mets six innings, giving up three runs and striking out 11 against the Giants in his last start.

With Noah Syndergaard out for at least six weeks, the Mets look for deGrom to be the stopper to any losing streak. deGrom was the last Mets starter to pitch into the seventh inning and the Mets would happily welcome him going deep into Sunday afternoon’s game.

Even more alarming, deGrom was also the last starter to have a scoreless start for the Mets and it was back in their second game of the season.

Plain and simple, the Mets desperately need Jacob deGrom to be at his Cy Young quality and lead the Mets to a desperately needed win.


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