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Mets vs. Brewers recap: Syndergaard's brilliant outing, Cabrera's clutch hitting secure sweep

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Thor continued to shine with another dominant performance.

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The Mets beat the Brewers on Sunday by a final score of 3-1. Noah Syndergaard was dominant despite struggling to locate his overpowering fastball early on.

In the top of the first, Syndergaard was in trouble almost immediately when, with one out, David Wright made an error to put Scooter Gennett on base. Gennett moved to second on a ground out by Ryan Braun, and came home when Jonathan Lucroy singled to center. Syndergaard then struck out Kirk Nieuwenhuis to end the inning.

The Brewers' lead did not last for long. In the bottom of the inning, Michael Conforto, who is starting to heat up at the plate, blasted a home run to right off starter Chase Anderson. Anderson was coming off a near no-hitter against the Cubs, but was not as dominant Sunday against the Mets.

The Mets took the lead off Anderson in fourth with some help from Ryan Braun. Michael Conforto walked to lead off the inning. Yoenis Cespedes followed with a sinking popup to left field which Ryan Braun misplayed into a double. The Mets are currently last in hitting with runners in scoring position and Neil Walker continued those struggles when he struck out with runners on second and third. Asdrubal Cabrera followed and was able to come through when he singled to right, bringing home both runners and giving the Mets a 3-1 lead.

Those runs were plenty for Noah Syndergaard to work with. Syndergaard allowed a baserunner in the fifth when Ramon Flores hit a ball back at Syndergaard that he couldn't field cleanly, but Flores was left stranded on base. The sixth was a dominant inning for Thor when he retired the side in order and stuck out the last two batters of the inning.

The top of the seventh got off to a rough start for Syndergaard when Hernan Perez singled and went to second on a wild pitch. Alex Presley followed with a single, setting up first and third and nobody out. Presley attempted to take second on a ball in the dirt, but Rene Rivera gunned him down at second base. Syndergaard settled in after that and got Flores to strike out and Aaron Hill to ground out to end the inning. Syndergaard finished the day pitching seven innings and giving up just the one unearned run. He also struck out 11 and walked none. He now owns a sparkling 1.94 ERA for the year.

Addison Reed was unavailable out of the bullpen so Jim Henderson pitched the eighth. He allowed Braun to reach base but that was all in his inning of work. Jeurys Familia pitched the ninth and once again the double play tandem of Walker and Cabrera turned a quick double play to end the game and get Familia the save and the Mets the sweep.

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Win Probability Added


Source: FanGraphs

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Big winners: Noah Syndergaard +25.5%, Michael Conforto +14.4%, Yoenis Cespedes +13.6%, Asdrubal Cabrera +10.9%
Big losers: None
Teh aw3s0mest play: Asdrubal Cabrera RBI single in fourth
Teh sux0rest play: Jonathan Lucroy RBI single in first
Total pitcher WPA: +37.8&
Total batter WPA: +12.2%
GWRBI!: Asdrubal Cabrera