Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Mets, 4-15-2018 - Prediction & Preview

  • Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Mets, 4-15-2018 - Prediction & Preview

Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Mets, 4-15-2018 - Prediction & Preview

Wilmer Flores hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Sunday to improve the best start in team history to 12-2. "Tonight, I didn't see him attack as well as I've seen him throughout spring training..." If only a runner had been on base, the score would have been, fittingly, 4-2. He gave up four runs on six innings in his first start out, two earned runs in only four innings in his second start, and then just one earned run over six innings in his latest start.

That trend of five innings or less continued on Saturday night at Citi Field, where the artist formerly known as the Dark Knight again struggled to find his Batman attire and surrendered four runs on eight hits. Game one starters are Zach Wheeler (1-0, 1.29) and Gio Gonzalez (1-1, 2.20). Anderson allowed just two hits and a single earned run while walking two and striking out five.

Perez is projected for 5 home runs, 26 RBI and a.278 average over the rest of the season. Yoenis Cespdes had the lone RBI on a single to right in the 6 inning that scored Michael Conforto. Bandy barked at plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt, and manager Craig Counsell came out to protect his only healthy catcher, leading to an ejection. Braun pinch hit with none on and two outs in the seventh and flied out.

"That's a mistake, for sure", Counsell said.

Mets rookie manager Mickey Callaway faced second-guessing after Jay Bruce pinch hit for rookie catcher Tomas Nido and was intentionally walked to load the bases, and Syndergaard followed with an infield popup on the first pitch. "It sets us up really well with fresh guys down there". Scoring would be halted until the 9 when Flores, famously known for tearing up on the field when he thought he had been dealt to Milwaukee in 2015, ended the game, with a solo homer to left center. Syndergaard exited the game in the 6 after a Jesus Aguilar single, giving the ball to Robert Gsellman. He claimed the cold benefited his changeup.

He won his first and third start while taking a no decision in his middle start. The Brewers said he aggravated a muscle in his left leg that had been bothering him and he is day to day. The Brewers have one of the better outfields in baseball that includes Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, Ryan Braun and Domingo Santana.

Yankees 8, Tigers 6: Aaron Hicks hit a pair of home runs, including one inside-the-park, and NY handed host Detroit its fifth straight loss.

Left-hander Jerry Blevins got Travis Shaw to hit an inning-ending grounder that left the bases loaded in the seventh.

Noah Syndergaard struck out eight batters in a row, two shy of Tom Seaver's major league record, and Brandon Nimmo finished a double shy of the cycle.

But Harvey now has recorded exactly 15 outs in each of his first three appearances of 2018, and he's gone 12 straight starts since May 28 of past year without pitching any deeper into a game.

Mets: 1B Dominic Smith (right quadriceps) was recalled from his injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas, reinstated from 10-day DL and optioned to Las Vegas. Brent Suter will start the opener for Milwaukee, while Cincinnati sends Luis Castillo to the mound.