The Mets beat the Brewers in Milwaukee Thursday night behind a string performance by Bartolo Colon.
Curtis Granderson led off the game with a home run to give the Mets the early lead. It was his 11th homer on the year.
Granderson doubled in the third and scored on a Yoenis Cespedes single to make it 2-0.
The Mets had an opportunity to blow the game open in the fourth but failed. They had runners on first and third with no outs, but Kevin Plawecki struck out, as did Bartolo Colon (who was not asked to sacrifice for some reason). Granderson was hit by a pitch to load the bases, but Michael Conforto popped out to end the inning.
The Mets had another chance in the sixth. They had runners on second and third with two outs, but Granderson flied out to the warning track in right.
Colon kept the Brewers off the board until the seventh. Old pal Kirk Nieuwenhuis doubled off the wall with two outs. Hernan Perez hit a hard one-bounce shot to second. It bounced off of Neil Walker’s chest and a hustling Nieuwenhuis came around to score to make it 2-1. It was correctly ruled a single (Walker, by the way, committed three errors in Pittsburgh). Perez was thrown out trying an ill-advised steal to get Colon out of the inning.
Colon was done after the seventh. He allowed one run on eight hits, striking out two and not walking anyone.
The Mets loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth, and this time, they finally cashed in. Plawecki singled through the drawn-in infield, scoring two runs to make it 4-1. But Wilmer Flores was caught trying to go to third for the first out, running the Mets out what could have been a bigger inning.
The Brewers added a run off of Addison Reed in the eighth to cut the lead to 4-2.
The Mets got the run back in the ninth. Juan Lagares led off with a hustle double and Matt Reynolds, pinch-hitting for Walker, who was shaken up on that play in the field, singled him home.
After a shaky save Wednesday night, Jeurys Familia retired the Brewers in order to nail down the win.
Mets win 5-2.