The Mets defeated the Brewers this afternoon at Citi Field 3-1, completing a three-game sweep and a successful 4-2 home stand.
- Noah Syndergaard had some trouble finding command of his fastball in the early going, but seemed to settle in with it in the third. From there, it was smooth sailing save a hiccup in the 7th. His final line was 7 IP, 0 BB, 1 R (0 earned), and 11 Ks. He threw 109 pitches, his most this season and over 100 for only the third time this year. He’s just been outstanding.
- Michael Conforto, who has not had a great May, went 1-3 with a walk and a solo homer, his eighth of the season. He seems to be coming around, however, slashing .294/.368/.706 in his last six games (not including today’s).
- Rene Rivera was quite the pickup for the Mets last month. He’s certainly a defense-first/only catcher, but one that fits in perfectly with what the team needed behind the plate. He threw out Jonathan Lucroy in first, which was negated by a Kirk Nieuwenhuis strikeout to end the inning. He also threw out Alex Presley attempting to take second base on a ball in the dirt in the 7th, which was huge.
- Hey, the Mets manufactured some offense sans long ball. They scored two on an Asdrubal Cabrera single in the fourth. As the booth mentioned, if they can get their production to even respectable levels with runners in scoring position, the offense will be that much better and more consistent.