Jacob deGrom came into Wednesday’s game against the Brewers still looking for his first major league win. And he is still searching for it after Milwaukee dropped the Mets to end their winning streak at a robust one.
deGrom got out of a bases loaded, one out jam in the first inning by striking out the next two batters.
The Mets were able to plate a run in the second. Curtis Granderson led off the inning with a single. Bobby Abreu singled to move Granderson to third. He scored on a Lucas Duda sacrifice fly.
But the Brewers were able to tie the score in the top of the third. Scooter Gennett led off with a double. He moved to third on an out and scored on a ground out to tie the game at one.
Aramis Ramirez led off the fourth with shot to left that Granderson misplayed into a double. Khris Davis singled to move Ramirez to third. He scored on a Jean Segura single to give the Brewers a 2-1 lead.
deGrom walked Ryan Braun to lead off the fifth. Jonathan Lucroy doubled to give the Brewers runners on second and third with no outs. Carlos Gomez hit a slow roller to second that scored Braun to make it 3-1. But Lucas Duda inexplicably went for the ball and deGrom didn’t break for first. By the time he got there it was too late for Murphy to throw. Ready to break the game open, Ramirez hit a liner to short that Ruben Tejada dove for and snagged. Gomez was doubled off of first. With two outs Davis grounded out to end the inning.
Terry Collins got ejected in the fifth inning for arguing after losing an appeal. Taylor Teagarden was called out on a close play at first. Replays showed he was safe, yet the call was upheld. Managers are not allowed to argue after a video review, so Collins was bounced.
deGrom was lifted from the game with two outs in the fifth after Tejada botched a grounder. Josh Edgin came on to get the final out.
So deGrom went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on none hits. He struck out four and walked one. The loss drops his record to 0-3.
Braun led off the seventh against Carlos Torres with a grounder to short. Tejada double-pumped on the throw and Braun was safe. It was ruled a hit. Lucroy then hit a drive to right center that sliced away from Matt den Dekker. Braun tried to score when den Dekker bobbled the ball but was thrown out at the plate. Lucroy went to third. Gomez popped out to second for the second out. Torres struck out Ramirez to keep it a 3-1 game.
And that was the final score, as the Mets could not do anything offensively, managing just five hits against Brewer pitching.