Niese pitches Mets over BrewersJun 10, 2011 - 3:49 AM
Niese (5-5) went 7 2/3 innings and was charged with three hits and four walks along with eight strikeouts for the Mets, who have won four of five. Daniel Murphy, Angel Pagan, Jason Pridie and Ruben Tejada each had an RBI in the win.
"Niese looked really great tonight," said Mets general manager Terry Collins. "He took it to them and got ahead of the hitters. It was a really impressive performance from him."
Yovani Gallardo (8-3) lost for the first time since May 2 as he gave up four runs on 10 hits over just four-plus innings for the Brewers, who dropped two of three in the series after taking a four-game sweep of Florida. Prince Fielder drove in the lone run.
"He was off tonight and he had trouble with his command," said Ron Roenicke. "They didn't miss much with the bats. He just couldn't put his curveball in there and they took advantage of it."
The Mets took the lead in the second inning as Pridie singled, moved to second on a Josh Thole groundout and crossed the plate when Tejada singled to center for a 1-0 lead.
The fourth inning saw New York take a 2-0 lead as Pagan led off with a triple and Pridie followed with a sac fly.
The Brewers got one back in the bottom of the fourth when Ryan Braun worked a two-out walk and Fielder brought him home with a double.
New York, though, added two more in the fifth. Justin Turner led off with a single and Carlos Beltran followed with a base hit. Murphy and Pagan each had an RBI single to make it a 4-1 game.
Milwaukee put its first two men on base in the seventh, but Casey MeGehee flied out, Yuniesky Betancourt fouled out and Jonathan Lucroy looked at strike three to end the frame.
Niese again ran into trouble in the eighth as he faced runners on first and second with two outs. Francisco Rodriguez, though, came in and got Braun to fly out and end the frame.
Rodriguez worked around a leadoff double in the ninth to lock down his 18th save of the season.
New York starts a four-game series in Pittsburgh on Friday...The Brewers host the Cardinals for three games starting on Friday...Milwaukee went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded six...The Mets left 11 men on base...Gallardo fell to 1-2 over five games against the Mets.
- NEW YORK: 4
Jun 9 10:57 PM
- Tim Dillard enters the game for the Brewers with runners on first and third and none out, batting 9th.
Mets 4, Brewers 1 Top 5, 0 OutsJun 9 9:30 PM
- Daniel Murphy singled to left scoring Justin Turner with none out. On the play, Carlos Beltran advances to third and Daniel Murphy advances to second on the throw. Runners on second and third and Angel Pagan due up.
Mets 3, Brewers 1 Top 5, 0 OutsJun 9 9:26 PM
- Prince Fielder doubled to right scoring Ryan Braun with two out. Runner on second and Casey McGehee due up.
Mets 2, Brewers 1 Bot 4, 2 OutsJun 9 9:18 PM
- Jason Pridie sacrifice fly to left scored Angel Pagan with one out. None on and Josh Thole due up.
Mets 2, Brewers 0 Top 4, 1 OutJun 9 9:02 PM
- Ruben Tejada singled to center scoring Jason Pridie with two out. Ruben Tejada advances to second on the throw. Runner on second and Jon Niese due up.
Mets 1, Brewers 0 Top 2, 2 OutsJun 9 8:35 PM
- NEW YORK: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jun 9 8:10 PM
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