David Wright was held out of the Mets lineup Friday, a day after he was hit in the head by a baseball. But it had nothing to do with his brain — he jammed his thumb on the way to the ground and is nursing that slight injury. He could be back Saturday. Let’s hope so — the Mets dropped their second straight to the crummy Brewers.
Milwaukee jumped all over Carlos Torres in the first. Norichika Aoki led off the game with a home run. The next batter struck out, but the third strike got past Travis d’Arnaud and he was safe at first. It was ruled a wild pitch but d’Arnaud should have handled it. Khris (that’s how he spells it!) Davis homered to make it 3-0.
The Mets cobbled together a run in the second on singles by Justin Turner and Andrew Brown, followed by a sacrifice fly by Juan Lagares to make it 3-1.
Lucas Duda singled with one out in the sixth. Daniel Murphy hit a ground rule double to put runners on second and third. Turner got an infield single to score Duda to cut the lead to 3-2 and move Murphy to third. Brown walked to load the bases. Lagares struck out for the second out. During Travis d’Arnaud’s at bat, Yovanni Gallardo threw a pitch in the dirt that bounced off catcher Martin Maldonado”s chest protector. Murphy decided to try to score, but the ball just didn’t bounce far enough away and Murphy was tagged out to end the inning. Terrible decision by Murphy.
Torres settled down after the rough first inning and didn’t allow any more runs over the next five frames. He struck out seven Brewers and walked just one batter.
Scott Achison took over in the seventh and promptly served up a leadoff homer to Maldonado that hit the facing on the second deck in left to make it 4-2.
That was the final score. Mets lose again.