MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Sunday’s Highlights: Murphy’s double, Duda’s HR, Mejia closes it

Daniel Murphy hits a lead-off double in the top of the sixth inning against the Brewers. >> Watch Here. 



Lucas Duda hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning to give the Mets a 2-0 lead over the Brewers.>> Watch Here. 



Jenrry Mejia gets out of a ninth-inning jam to secure the Mets’ 2-0 win over the Brewers on Sunday in Milwaukee. >> Watch Here. 




31 comments
foophilly
foophilly

I think I'd rather have Gonzalez over Kemp. At this point in their careers he's a better hitter and fielder. Plus he's only signed for 3 more years compared to five for Kemp and for alot less money. Kemp obviously has a higher upside but it remains to be seen if he can come close to the player he was once was.

Ron W. Davis
Ron W. Davis

Congrats to Duda for proving me wrong good job. I hope he is building trade value >Sandy if he has value sorry other Mets fans i would deff move him while you can . 


MildredMets
MildredMets

...duda and darnaud are like different players...in a positve way...and that is amazing considering the team we are talking about...

bbr7
bbr7

duda has two errors the entire season and leads all first baseman in the national league in fielding percentage at .997. top 15 in a few other offensive categories. Quietly putting together a rather fine season.

1harris1
1harris1

Hey, have to give credit where it's due.  CY with four doubles over the last two days.  I was killing the guy on this site earlier today. Although I still think he should be given his walking papers, he has produced nicely this weekend. 

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

by the way mlbpipeline.com is my new favorite site.  much prospect information

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

Someone explain to me why the Dodgers would trade Pedersen instead of Kemp or Crawford?

birtelcom
birtelcom

Just like yesterday, the Mets had five extra-base hits but scored fewer than three runs. Five or more XBHs in a game that produces fewer than three runs is something that happens a few times a season in all of the major league baseball. Indeed the Mets are the only team to have done it so far this season, having it done it on June 17, then again yesterday, and a third time today. No other team has done 5 XBH, fewer than 3 runs combo even once this season.  And Baseball-reference's Play Index, which goes back to 1914, shows that no team has ever done this two games in a row -- until today.

mingo
mingo

That headline could have been for any of the Mets wins this last month.

sickofit
sickofit

Duda NL Player of the Week?

sickofit
sickofit

Mejia is the first Met closer in a long, long, time that I have any confidence in. In fact he's the first Met closer in a long time that has any confidence in himself and that's what it takes to get that job done and the self confidence has got to be unwavering. I have a feeling he's the real deal as are my boys deGrom and Wheeler. And for once the Mets made a good choice in keeping Duda. Ike will be out of baseball within the next two years. A flash jn the pan a'la Kevin Maas and Shane Spencer. 

Nick Squatrito
Nick Squatrito

I've killed Duda since the beginning of the season about how unclutch he is and I got to say I'm glad he shut me up. Duda won us at least 5 or 6 games the last couple of weeks with his bat and he won me my fantasy week by putting deGrom in lime for the win. Good for Duda. He very well could hit 30 homers this year if he keeps this pace

Kevin Joseph Patrick
Kevin Joseph Patrick

I was very vocal the past couple years in blasting Lucas Duda, calling him "Deadweight" Duda, and claiming he would never develop into a solid ML player. I was up in arms when they handed him the job this year at first, his 3rd in as many years. Well, I guess the third time truly is the charm. I was wrong about him & I have to eat crow over it. After starting the season slowly, this guy has blossomed into a really good, middle of the order, run producer. I never thought I'd say this, but Duda is one of the main reasons why the Mets still have hope right now. David Wright is having probably his worst year as a pro - at least since his huge helmet year - and it has been Duda picking up the slack David has left. I was wrong, but this is something I don't mind being wrong about. I hope he continues to prove me wrong so I can continue eating crow because this crow doesn't taste too bad.

Eric Notkin
Eric Notkin

Mejia gets the job done but he scares the crap out of me

cyjabeli
cyjabeli

Thor for Joc Pederson??????

Mickey Jennifer Wind
Mickey Jennifer Wind

they failed so much with guys on today, they owe dude and the pitchers big time. happy they won. ok with a .500 trip. they did not deserve this one, but i take it.

shoes
shoes

@sickofit  Would rather have Familia out there in the ninth than Mejia with his theatrics. Familia mostly just comes in and gets it done. Mejia's must have learned his act from Valverde. Comes in and creates a mess and then somehow manages wriggle out of it. And then the celebratory nonsense. Enough. Just come in and go 1-2-3-Done.

shoes
shoes

@Nick Squatrito  I have to tip my cap to Duda lately. Nice job of adjusting to the pitching.

1harris1
1harris1

@Eric Notkin  A lot of the closers of today pitch like that though.


Mejia is also still learning the role.  He definitely has the requisite toughness to do the job.

Kevin Joseph Patrick
Kevin Joseph Patrick

Negative. Outfielders are much easier to find than are shortstops. The only trade I would put Thor in is one for a SS & there are only 2 SS I would include him in a package for. The first, and most obvious, is Troy Tulowitzki. That's a no-brainer. The second is Javier Baez of the Cubs. Everyone talks about Castro, but I would rather have Baez. Baez projects to be a better player than Castro. He projects to be slightly worse in the field, but his ceiling as an offensive player is much higher than Castro's. Baez has the potential, and has shown he's on track, to be a dominant power hitter at the SS position. He doesn't have to be moved either, which is very rare for a power hitting SS. As for Pederson, chances are he is going to be a very nice player, but when you have an elite pitching prospect like Thor, you only move him for a player at a position whose numbers would be very hard, if not impossible, to replicate with someone else. If I were the Mets, I would look to add either Carlos Gonzalez or - if they're willing to add the payroll - Matt Kemp as a corner OF. Both of those guys can be had without having to part with Thor, that is if the Mets wait until the winter. Any deadline deal for either would require Thor, which I wouldn't do. My hope is that the Mets realize that they aren't going to make the playoffs this year & they wait until the winter to bolster their offense by trading their young pitching. If they could land either Gonzalez (I HATE the name "CarGo") or Kemp without having to trade Thor - which they can, as I said before - then that preserves Thor for either a trade to land an elite SS or to just add to our rotation, making it that much more dominant in 2015 & 2016.

In short, no matter how good Pederson, or any other corner OF for that matter, projects to be, I'm not including Thor in a deal for that player. Run producing corner OFs are a dime-a-dozen in baseball today. If you can hit, but struggle in the field, you become a corner OF. There is a consensus that Thor is one of the top 3 pitching prospects in baseball, and when you hold a chip like that you don't trade him unless you are getting an elite player at a position that doesn't have many elite players at it. That is the case with SS in baseball today.

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@shoes @sickofit It takes a special kind of attitude to close out the ninth. Mejia has it. Take your shoes and go away.


cyjabeli
cyjabeli

@Kevin Joseph Patrick They wont add payroll, thats why Pederson would be better......And by the way, if corner outfielders are a dime a dozen
 how come we dont have any......

Nick Squatrito
Nick Squatrito

I agree with Kevin. If the Dodgers get desperate enough we might be able to get Pederson for Gee and Colon as long as we eat Colons money

Kevin Joseph Patrick
Kevin Joseph Patrick

We don't have any because we haven't been successful finding one. However, we do have Granderson & he isn't too bad. After his slow start he has played very, very well. As a matter of fact, since his dismal start, he's a top 15 corner OF in baseball. As for not adding payroll, only adding Kemp would require that. Both Colon & Murphy won't be Mets next year, and that's $20 million that could be used to pay Gonzalez. All I'm saying is that I'm not trading a top 3 pitching prospect for a corner OF. If Pederson his .300/25/90 as a LF, that projects to a $12.5-$15 million player. If Baez puts the same numbers up at SS, he's a $18-$20 million per year player because there is a dearth of offensive SS in baseball today. Now, if you can guarantee me that Pederson will hit .335/40/120, then I make the deal. However, you can't guarantee that & the chances are that he will never be that productive. .300/25/90 is more plausible & you can add those stats in the free agent market without breaking the bank. On the other hand, you can't add a SS with those numbers unless that is the only free agent you are willing to add that given year. Furthermore, there is a much greater chance that a corner OF with those numbers will be available as a FA than there is the chance of a SS with those numbers being available. It's about getting the most bang for your buck & you get that by trading a top 3 pitcher for an elite SS, not a corner OF.

Nick Squatrito
Nick Squatrito

No. Let's get real. Murphy is a professional hitter and the best hitter on this team. He makes up for his lack of defense with his bat. Herrera is a "prospect" who hasn't been above Double-A yet. I'll take a major league ready all-star over a prospect every day. If I'm the Mets, Murphy goes nowhere. I'd rather trade the pitching since we can't have an 11 man rotation