The New York Mets (13-13) had a bad loss last night. Noah Syndergaard delivered another subpar performance, and while the Mets’ offense rallied late, Jeurys Familia gave up two back breaking runs in the eighth to the Milwaukee Brewers (15-13) in an 8-6 loss. The Brew Crew have won the first two games of this series, and the Mets will look to avoid getting swept this afternoon. First pitch for today’s game is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
The pitching matchup features a battle of left handers. The Mets will start Steven Matz (2-1, 4.03 ERA), who gave up one run in six innings to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday to earn his second win of the season. The Brewers will counter with newly signed Gio Gonzalez (10-11, 4.21 ERA in 2018). Gonzalez signed with the Brewers over the Mets this week due to his belief that he had a better path to a starting role with Milwaukee.
New York Mets Lineup:
- Matz is 3-1 with a 3.33 ERA in four career starts against the Brewers.
- Gonzalez is 15-6 with a 2.83 ERA in 26 starts against the Mets, including an 11-2 mark with a 1.75 ERA in 17 appearances at Citi Field.
- Ryan Braun is 3 for 8 with a homer and three RBI’s in his career against Matz.
- Juan Lagares is 19 for 46 (.413) with three doubles, a triple, a homer, and five RBI’s in his career against Gonzalez.