I guess I’m the cooler. I was in attendance at Citi Field last night. I don’t know if I’m bad luck or not, but whatever the case, the Mets winning streak is over.
It was a cold and miserable night at Citi Field as the Mets played the second game of their 3 game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Matt Harvey got the start looking to improve on a sub par start last time out against the Washington Nationals. He did not. And tonight, there was no Mets offense to help him out.
After an impressive first inning by Harvey, the Brewers struck in the second. Travis Shaw doubled and then Domingo Santana walked to begin the frame. A strikeout of Eric Sogard inspired some hope, before a Jonathan Villar home run made the score 3-0.
Brewers pitcher, Chase Anderson was dominant last night. The Mets did not have a hit until the 5th inning, and were only to reach base once up to that point, on a Josè Lobatòn walk.
The Brewers got to Matt Harvey again in the 4th inning. Catcher, Jett Bandy, took a 2-0 pitch over the wall and gave the Brewers a 4-0 lead. To his credit, Harvey avoided any further damage, but again, only lasted 5 innings.
In those 5 innings, Harvey allowed 4 earned runs on 9 hits. He only walked one and struck out 7.
Fans, writers and experts of every kind all had ideas what to do with Harvey after the game. I don’t know what the answer is, but we can’t afford 4 earned runs over 5 innings against teams who will likely be contending for playoff spots.
In the 6th inning, Yoenis Cespedes singled home Michael Conforto. That’s it. That was the entire Mets offense from Saturday night. There was a glimmer of hope after Brewers manager, Craig Counsell removed Chase Anderson from the game, but the Mets could not put anything together.
In some positive Mets news, rarely used Paul Sewald was fantastic last night out of the bullpen. Sewald pitched 3 innings, didn’t allow a base runner, and had 5 strikeouts! That is a very intriguing development.
Hansel Robles pitched an inning and allowed a homerun. I honestly can’t make heads or tails of Hansel Robles this season so I’m not offering any analysis at this time.
It should be mentioned that Josh Hader came in to close the game for Milwaukee and he was untouchable. Wow. Brewers got a good one.
To begin the season, Amed Rosario was hitting 9th so he wouldn’t have to bat right in front of the pitcher spot in the lineup. Well, he’s now hitting in front of Josè Lobatòn. Play Nido!
Hey! Cheer up. We can’t win em all. We’ll start another winning streak. Just you watch.
Maybe we’ll start one tomorrow with Noah Syndergaard on the mound.