Burns, Brewers shut down free-falling Mets

Posted: June 30, 2009 in Mets

Smithers, even you could throw a gem against the Mets these days.

Smithers, even you could throw a gem against the Mets these days.

The Mets lost their fifth straight game tonight, falling 6-3 to the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.
Mike Burns (who?) tossed 6 2/3 strong innings, allowing just a two-run homer to David Wright in the first. Nice to see David go yard, but that was one of the few Mets highlights in this one. The offense went into a complete slumber after that homer, and Johan Santana simply didn’t have it tonight. Ryan Braun’s bases-clearing double in the fourth gave the Brewers the lead for good, with Prince Fielder later adding a solo shot to chase Santana in the seventh.
To say the Mets are in deep trouble is akin to saying Roseanne could stand to lose a few pounds. It’s very apparent they’re in a tremendous funk. The team just looks defeated, and to top it off, they face Milwaukee ace Yovani Gallardo tomorrow afternoon to try and avoid the sweep. Not a pretty picture.
One other positive: Fernando Martinez hit his first major-league homer, a solo shot with two outs in the ninth to make the final score 6-3.
Phillies lose to the Braves, who are now just one game behind the Mets for third. Marlins win again, and I hate to see those annoying pests close to the division lead.
Philadelphia 39-35 —
Florida 40-39 1.5
METS 37-39 3
Atlanta 36-40 4


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