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Brewers 8, Mets 7: Niese Terrible, Will Miss Remainder Of Season

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We've got another game coming up in a few minutes so here are just a few thoughts/observations.

  • Jon Niese allowed six runs on ten hits in 2.2 innings. He got a bunch of swinging strikes -- nine of his 65 pitches, or 13.8% -- and struck out three in his short outing, but the results speak for themselves today. He'll get some much-deserved rest this offseason, having thrown 173.2 innings with the Mets this year.
  • The Mets scored seven total runs in the third and fourth innings, turning a 6-0 deficit into a 7-6 lead. They lit up Yovani Gallardo for ten hits and those seven runs in 3.1 innings.
  • Pedro Feliciano made his 90th appearance for the Mets, extending his club record that he set last night against the Brewers. He is only the fifth different pitcher to ever appear in 90 games in a season.
  • Feliciano and Manny Acosta conspired to cost the Mets this one, allowing two runs the eighth that gave the Brewers the 8-7 lead they eventually won by. The first run was inherited by Acosta from Feliciano and it scored on a high chop between Acosta and David Wright at third. The second run was inherited by Hisanori Takahashi from Acosta.
  • David Wright hit his 28th home run of the season and drove in his 100th run, if you care about that sort of thing.
  • Ike Davis went 0-for-2 but walked three times.
  • Lucas Duda hit his third home run of the season and has a .225 ISO.

Poem by Howard Megdal

Though cooler heads had begged them to stop
Mets milked young Niese's arm for every drop
Next year, when Niese doesn't return to form
We'll have this season's stretch run keep warm

SB Nation Coverage

* Traditional Recap
* Boxscore
* Amazin' Avenue Gamethread
* Brew Crew Ball Gamethread

Win Probability Added

Big winners: Jose Reyes, +18.8% WPA, Raul Valdes, +11.0% WPA
Big losers: Jon Niese, -34.3% WPA, Manny Acosta, -23.1% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Wright two-run home run in fourth, +22.4% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Fielder RBI single in eighth, -26.2% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: -50.0% WPA
Total batter WPA: +0.0% WPA
GWRBI!: Prince Fielder

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by MookieTheCat; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 MookieTheCat 102
2 Gina 63
3 feslenraster 52
4 KeithsMoustache 52
5 Syler 51
6 NYC Russ 48
7 Michkin 42
8 Help!I'maRock! 39
9 David G 36
10 jdon 36