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Final Score: Brewers 5, Mets 2 — Offense? What offense?

One bad inning out of Jonathon Niese was all it took as the Mets lost the third game in this four game series.

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The Mets lost by a score of 5-2 in Milwaukee tonight in disappointing fashion. New York struck first in this one with a run in the second off an RBI single by—who else—Lucas Duda. Curtis Granderson said hello in the fifth inning with a solo shot, his first since the All-Star break and first by a Met not named Duda in that same time span. The two runs would be all the Mets could manage, however, as they proceeded to give up five unanswered to the Brewers.

Niese was in cruise control through the first four innings and appeared to be working on a gem when, rather suddenly, the wheels fell off in the fifth. With two outs, Jean Segura scored on a wild pitch, Jonathan Lucroy hit an RBI double, and Ryan Braun added an RBI single. Just like that the Brewers were ahead 3-2. The Brewers would tack on one more in the sixth on a Mark Reynolds solo bomb and another in the eighth on a Khris Davis RBI double.

The Brewers' bullpen was dominant and there was no ninth-inning magic tonight, as Francisco Rodriguez, with a three-run cushion, closed it out in the ninth. The Mets will look to even up the series tomorrow in Milwaukee and head back home with a .500 record on this long, ten-game trip.

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