Well, the bullpen didn’t blow Tuesday night’s game against the Brewers. It was all on the starter.
Dillon Gee allowed two runs in the second and then another one in the fifth on a home run by Travis Ishikawa as the Brewers built a 3-0 lead. They broke it open in the sixth — three singles made it 4-0 and then Ishikawa slammed a three-run home run to stretch the lead to 7-0.
And that was it for Gee — 5.1 innings, seven runs allowed as his ERA ballooned to 5.65.
D.J. Carrasco served up a solo shot to Rickie Weeks in the seventh to make it 8-0, and then he promptly hit Ryan Braun with an inside fastball. Home plate umpire Gary Darling just as promptly ejected Carrasco from the game. While it is always good to see Carrasco not in a game, that was nonsense. There was no way he hit Braun on purpose. Carrasco is just coming back from injury and is trying to show he belongs on the big league roster. He needs to pitch in games to do that. Just a bad call by Darling.
Then in something of an odd move, Terry Collins pinch hit for David Wright (as well as Daniel Murphy) in the bottom of the seventh. The Mets broadcasting team speculated that it was to protect them from possible retaliation for the Braun plunking. Wright was visibly upset about it in the dugout, and was seen having an animated conversation with his manager.
Meantime the Mets bats could not touch Brewers starter Zack Greinke. They managed no runs and only five hits off him in seven innings.
On the plus side, Wright had two of those hits and is now batting .408. He has a nine-game hitting streak. Murphy also had a hit — he has an 11-game hitting streak.
The Mets lose 8-0.