Posted by Craig Mitchell at 11:04 PM
Tuesday night in Milwaukee, the Met defense continues to be a liability as Michael Cuddyer committed an error on a double by Adam Lind which allowed Carlos Gomez to score the go ahead run. The Brewers beat the Mets 3-2. Jonathon Niese and pitched very well again for the 2nd straight outing. The Brewers took a 1-0 in the bottom of the first when Lind’s RBI single scored Ryan Braun. The Mets tied the game in the top of the third when Curtis Granderson launched a long homer off Mike Fiers into the upper deck in right field, for Granderson his 10th on the year. The Mets took a 2-1 lead in the 4th when Kevin Plawecki’s sac-fly scored Wilmer Flores. In the 6th Niese yielded a sac-fly to Jean Segura scoring Geraldo Parra and the game was tied. In the 7th, with Gomez on 1st, Sean Gilmartin allowed the opposite field double that eluded Cuddyer and brought Gomez home from first with the game winner. Niese gets the no decision going 6 allowing 8 hits 2 runs (both earned) walking 3 and striking out 3. Gomez’ run in the 7th belonged to Hansel Robles he takes the loss falling to 1-2. Lefty Will Smith gets the win for Milwaukee he’s now 3-0. Former Met Francisco Rodriguez notched his 14th save. The Met offense is still in neutral only producing 4 hits on the day, 3 singles and Granderson’s homer. With their 6th straight loss the Mets fall to .500 at 36-36 and are a dismal 10-25 on the road. The Nats play the Braves on Tuesday. A Nat win drops the Mets to 2 ½ games behind in the East, a Nat Loss and the Mets drop ½ into third place behind the Braves. Wednesday night its game two of the three game set. Bartolo Colon (9-5 4.81) looks for win #10. Jimmy Nelson (3-8 4.64) goes for Milwaukee.