METS 5 – BREWERS 4
As injuries continue to pile up for the Amazin’s, they found a way to come back and win a game against a very good Milwaukee Brewers team by the count of 5-4.
The latest news on the injury front again revolves around starting pitcher Tylor Megill, who left Thursday’s action in the top of the fourth inning with shoulder discomfort. He will have an MRI on Friday. It’s the second time that Megill has been hurt. He just came off the Injury List with a biceps injury.
In addition Eduardo Escobar didn’t play last night due a “non-workplace event,” with Buck Schowalter adding vaguely that it was up to the people in the “medical profession to do their job.”
It’s been that kind of run for the Mets lately, who are doing just enough to stay in front of the NL East. Thursday’s game was a prime example.
Megill was struggling with his control in the fourth inning before leaving a tied game with runners on the corners when he felt discomfort in his throwing arm. Chasen Shreve walked Andrew McCutchen to load the bases before giving up RBIs to Omar Narvaez and Hunter Renfroe that put Milwaukee up 4-1.
Give the Mets credit they stormed back.
A RBI single by Tomas Nido brought home Jeff McNeil to cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the fourth. An inning later, Marc Canha cracked a two-run homer to tie the game at four.
The game remained knotted at four until the eighth inning when Nick Plummer grounded into a fielder’s choice that scored Starling Marte to put the Mets in front 5-4.
In the ninth, the Brewers came very close to tying the game when Tyrone Taylor lined a double down the right field corner. Hunter Renfroe made his turn around third when Mets right fielder Nick Plummer scooped up the ball and threw a dart toward home. Nido applied the tag as Renfroe came sliding in and got him for the out to preserve the lead.
The victory puts the Mets at 42-23 and 21-9 at home this season.