Mets 10, Brewers 4

Posted: May 30, 2010 in Mets

This was a nice win, although it wasn’t quite as easy as the score would indicate. Many thanks to the Brewers awful bullpen for making this one a laugher.
Early on, the Mets had their typical problems cashing in on a bevy of opportunities. Brewers starter Randy Wolf was pretty bad today, yet allowed just two runs through five laborious innings in which he threw 110 pitches. The Mets lined into a pair of inning-ending double plays, or else Wolf’s pitching line would have been vastly different.
Still, the game was tied in the top of the sixth when the Brewers foolishly brought in over-the-hill Jeff Suppan. Luis Castillo rolled a two-run single up the middle to give the Mets a 4-2 lead, and they never trailed after that.
R.A. Dickey continues to get the job done, allowing four runs in seven innings. Rickie Weeks hit a pair of homers off the Dickster, or else his line would have been much better. Regardless, Dickey gave the Mets some needed innings after last night’s Fernando Nieve/Oliver Perez disaster. Angel Pagan blasted a two-run homer in the seventh and doubled in a four-run Mets ninth, and Jeff Francouer continued to show signs of breaking out of his slump with a 4-for-5 afternoon.
The Mets (26-25) move back over .500 and are in third place in the NL East, three games behind the Phillies. Atlanta has been on fire, and they’ve closed within a half-game. The Braves and Phillies meet in a series starting Monday. The Mets travel to San Diego, still looking for their first road series win of the season.


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