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Final Score: Brewers 5, Mets 1—Brew crew do what they do

Megil gives up three home runs and the Mets can’t respond

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets entered their game with the possibility of being eliminated from playoff contention. Their odds will survive another day, but it certainly isn’t credited to their performance. With Tylor Megill’s continuing home run issues combined with the teams’ continued run-of-any-kind issues, the Brewers handled their business with a 5-1 victory in Milwaukee.

The Mets got four runners on base in the first inning and even loaded the bases with two outs, but Francisco Lindor’s RBI groundout was the only run they could manage for the inning, and eventually for the game. The Brewers matched the run immediately with Kolten Wong leading off the bottom of the first with a home run. Back-to-back home runs by Willy Adames and Christian Yelich in the third inning essentially sealed the game for the Brewers, as the Mets batters couldn’t support a mostly clean effort from the bullpen.

With the Phillies win and Mets loss, the magic number for elimination is down to either one or two depending on the result of the second Braves-Padres game tonight. Whatever the outcome, it looks very likely the Mets will be eliminated from playoff contention tomorrow.

GameThread Roll Call

Syndergaard’s Lunch: 71

MetsFan4Decades: 68

stickguy: 51

painiac: 28

The Glider: 26

Stengelese: 22

AnneInFlushing: 17

BlackOps: 17

IPA: 13

doctor prancer: 8

Nice job by Syndergaard’s Lunch; their effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.