In a game marked by ineptitude at the plate, the Mets escaped with a win in a bizarre game. Matt Harvey pitched very well for the third straight outing, and the lone run he gave up was courtesy of ex-teammate Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who tripled in the bottom of the fifth and scored on a sacrifice fly.
Yoenis Cespedes hit his 16th home run of the year to tie the game at one in the top of the sixth. The Mets had some golden opportunities to score other runs, none better than bases loaded with no outs in the ninth, but they failed to push a run across through ten innings. The bottom of the ninth was just as stressful, as the Brewers had runners on second and third with one out, but Jim Henderson managed to get out of it.
The Mets loaded the bases again in the eleventh, and they scored on a strange play that could have been an inning-ending double play but instead allowed them to score the go-ahead second run. With that one-run lead, Jeurys Familia came on to get his 21st save of the year in quick fashion.
GameThread Roll Call
|2||The Nameless One||137|
|5||JR and the Off-Balance Shots||100|