David Wright had to leave Thursday night’s game against the Brewers in the third inning after being hit in the head by a pitch. But unlike when Matt Cain gave him a concussion four seasons ago, this was just a glancing blow and Wright will apparently be okay. Oh, and the Mets lost.
Dillon Gee had his worst inning in a while in the second. A leadoff walk and a single put runners on first and second. With one out a slow roller got past Daniel Murphy to score one run. It was ruled a hit but Murphy should have had it. A single on a ball that just fell in front of Matt den Dekker in center scored the second run. A sacrifice bunt advanced the runners to second and third with two outs and yet another single made it 4-0.
The Mets made it 4-1 in the third. With one out Eric Young walked, stole second and went to third when the throw went into center field. It was Young’s second stolen base on the night and he now has 44 steals, tied for the league lead. Daniel Murphy grounded out to drive in Young. Wright then got hit in the helmet by a pitch from Johnny Hellweg. Wright was on his way down as the ball glanced off of the helmet. It didn’t look like he was seriously hurt but he left the game “as a precaution,” the Mets quickly tweeted. On the very next pitch, a rattled Hellweg hit Lucas Duda in the leg. He then walked Mike Baxter to load the bases with two outs, but den Dekker struck out to end the inning.
Gee lasted six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. He struck out two and walked two. He finishes the season just one inning short of 200.
Josh Satin homered to lead off the ninth to make it 4-2 on a ball that Satin thought was going to be foul, so he didn’t run at all. The umpires looked at the replay and ruled it a homer. With two outs Justin Turner doubled. Duda was next, representing the potential tying run. Shock of shocks — he struck out to end the game.
Mets lose 4-2.