Result: In 13 innings, the Mets fell to the Brewers by the score of 5-1 on Thursday night at Citi Field in the finale of their three-game set.
Need to Know: After the Mets stranded the potential winning run in scoring position in the 9th, 10th, and 11th innings, the Brewers scored four runs off Carlos Torres in the 13th to take a 5-1 lead. Carlos Gomez committed a two-base error on Daniel Murphy’s single in the fourth that allowed the Mets tie the game 1-1 when Bobby Abreu drove a sacrifice fly to left field. Aramis Ramirez hit a solo homer in the second inning to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead. Jon Niese and Kyle Lohse pitched gems for the Mets and Brewers respectively.
Game Ball: Niese, who was brilliant over 7 2/3 innings pitched. He allowed one run on six hits while walking one and striking out a season high eight.
What’s Next: The Mets open a three-game series against the Padres on Friday night at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Andrew Cashner for San Diego. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.