The Mets got off to a 1-0 lead early against Brandon Woodruff, who they made work in the first inning, but the bats fell silent after that and it was the only run the Mets would score on the night, dropping the first of this three game series to the Brewers.
Steven Matz wasn’t dominant, but put together a solid outing. He gave up a solo home run to Lorenzo Cain in the bottom of the first and then worked around a lot of baserunners that were mostly the result of soft contact. The decisive blow against Matz came in the fifth when he walked Yasmani Grandal and then surrendered a two-run homer to Ryan Braun to put the Brewers on top, where they would remain. Meanwhile, the Mets once again failed to take advantage of scoring opportunities with runners on base.
Robert Gsellman recorded the final out in the sixth inning and also contributed a scoreless seventh in relief. Luis Avilan came out of the game due to an apparent injury in the eighth inning and Drew Gagnon got the last out of the inning for the Mets.
Josh Hader came in to get the six-out save and set down the Mets in order in the eighth. The Mets had a chance against him in the ninth when Michael Conforto led off the inning with a double and then Wilson Ramos walked to bring the tying run to the plate with nobody out. But Hader retired the next three batters, all via the strikeout, to escape the jam and secure the win for the Brewers.
Full recap to follow.
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