deGrom allowed four runs on five hits and three walks in five innings, though he did strike out seven and missed plenty of bats. He left the game with the Mets trailing 4-1, but in his absence they scored four unanswered runs to win the game.
Curtis Granderson led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run that gave the Mets a short-lived 1-0 lead. In the top of the second, Brewers right fielder Ramon Flores launched a two-run homer to give Milwaukee the lead. Two innings later, a Flores sacrifice fly stretched the lead to 3-1, and shortstop Jonathan Villar followed with an RBI single to make it 4-1.
The Mets began clawing back in the bottom of the fourth, when Yoenis Cespedes blooped a one-out single to right and went to second on a wild pitch. After a Neil Walker strikeout, Asdrubal Cabrera plated Cespedes with the Mets' second run of the game.
In the bottom of the sixth, Cespedes drew the Mets even with a two-run excuse-me home run to left field, his 14th
rally-killer homer this season.
The game remained knotted at four until the bottom of the ninth. Eric Campbell led off with a single and Kevin Plawecki walked to move the winning run to second. Matt Reynolds, pinch hitting for Jeurys Familia, failed twice before putting down a successful sacrifice bunt on 0-2 that moved the runners to second and third. Predictably, the Brewers walked Granderson to load the bases with no outs, setting up a potential force play at every base.
Reliever Michael Blazek tossed three straight balls to David Wright to put the Mets a pitch away from a win. Wright, who leads the Mets in walks this season, had a green light and swung 3-0, driving a single to right that scored Campbell with the winning run.
A good time was had by all!
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