The game looked all but over when the Mets punchless offense came to plate in the top of the ninth down one. Brewer’s righty Junior Guerra had just shut down the Mets in the previous frame, and with only three hits thus far it didn’t seem like much magic could happen. Nevertheless, it was the man whose done it all season coming through as Pete Alonso launched a solo bomb to tie the game.
Seth Lugo came in to keep the tie and continued into extra innings, and the entire Mets bullpen came in to finish the game. Lugo’s three one-hit innings were matched by Robert Gsellman’s same line later in the game. The longest game in the majors this season, the Mets finally scored again in the top of 18th to break the tie.
Newcomer Adeiny Hechavarria singled and stole second before being scored by a Jeff McNeil, who was thrown out at second on the play to end the game for Mets hitters.
The other newcomer Chris Flexen was not as successful in the 18th, entering his second inning of work as the last man in for the Mets. A leadoff walk came back to bite him, as well as the ensuing two walks that gave Ryan Braun a bases loaded one-out opportunity. He hit a sharp single to walk-off for the Brewers. Good night.