Jhan Mariñez, Neftali Feliz and Corey Knebel threw 4.2 innings only giving up 2 runs to give the Brewers a fighting chance to win.
Jacob deGrom pitched six solid innings only giving three runs, but for the third straight game Terry Collins unsuccessfully stretched his starter out for another inning.
deGrom walked the first batter he faced in the seventh and this opened up the floodgates for the Brewers.
The Brewers went on the score eight runs in the last two innings and demolish the Mets bullpen. The Brewers scored all but one of their 11 runs in the last three innings.
Every Mets reliever was knocked around giving up six of the eight runs in the Brewers comeback.
Collins called on Addison Reed to convert a five out save, but after a strikeout he gave up a three-run home run to Manny Piña to cap off the Brewers comeback.
The Mets bullpen simply is horrible right now. They are reminiscent of the late 2008 Mets bullpen who also suffered without their closer, Billy Wagner.
The Mets basically have to outscore their bullpen to secure themselves a win or they will continue of blow leads.
CAN'T MISS: Mets drop the second game against the Brewers
Offense was not a problem for either team in this Mother’s Day slugfest. For the Mets, Michael Conforto was just a single shy of the cycle. Neil Walker continued his hot hitting for the Mets with three hits including two doubles.
T.J. Rivera and Jose Reyes contributed two hits of their own, including a triple for Rivera.
Along with Piña’s home run, the Brewers offense was anchored by Jonathan Villar and Hernán Pérez, who had two hits each.
Villar hit his fifth home run of the season and Pérez hit his eighth double of the season and drove in two runs.
The Mets are now 16-20 and are a prime example of how quickly injuries can ruin a team’s season. When any team is missing their best hitter, pitcher and reliever it is extremely difficult to win games.
The Mets will head off to Arizona to begin a three games series against the Diamondbacks. Zack Wheeler (2-2. 4.18) will face off against Zack Godley (1-0, 2.25) in the first game at Chase Field.
Wheeler picked his second win in his last start, pitching six innings and giving up one run on two hits against the San Francisco Giants.
Wheeler has won both of his starts in Arizona and the Mets hope he can with his third to end their four game losing streak.