The Mets’ offense was nowhere to be found for the second time in three games, as the Brewers complete the sweep with a 4-1 win Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

Tylor Megill got the start but was not especially sharp, as he consistently ran deep counts and dealt with baserunners all game. He needed 78 pitches to get thru four innings, as he gave up three hits, three walks and a hit by pitch.

The Mets’ only run in the game came in the second inning, when Francisco Alvarez doubled and came home on an RBI single by Tyrone Taylor, which cut the deficit to 2-1.

There was one good scoring chance in the fourth inning, when walks to Alvarez and Taylor sandwiched a single by Brett Baty to load the bases for Omar Narvaez with two outs. Narvaez hit the ball hard but made the third out. He did the same thing in the ninth to end the game.

We’re used to seeing the Mets get off to decent starts, so losing the first three games of the year is less than good. Hopefully, it’s a continuation of Milwaukee’s recent mastery of the Mets and not indicative o the true talent level of the club.

8 comments on “Gut Reaction: Brewers 4, Mets 1 (3/31/24)

  • Steve_S.

    Once again, it is disheartening when our Mets make mistakes that put us behind early in the game. This time, it was Narvaez’s catcher’s interference and Baty flubbing a liner.

    But Alvarez, Alonso, Marte and Taylor look good at the plate.

  • TexasGusCC

    For the second straight day, I missed the game. However, the Mets bats were quiet most of the spring and now into the first three games. When they break out, it’s going to be awesome.

    As for the three starting pitchers so far, less than optimistic, but expecting the Mets staff to at least be average.

  • T.J.

    The Mets are the Yin to NC State’s Yang.

    • Brian Joura

      If that’s true, let’s chalk up losses for the Mets on April 6 versus the Reds and April 8 versus the Braves.

  • NYM6986

    0-3 is not an optimal start. Would have clearly been better had they salvaged the last game. On the bright side the mighty Astros are 0-4. Can’t help but think that if they score some runs it will take pressure off the pitcher needing to put up zeros. Could have easily had Nido’s anemic bat instead of Narvaez who continues to be a bust of a trade here in year 2. Marte, Alonso and Alvarez are off to a good start while Nimmo, Lindor and McNeil can’t buy a hit. It’s not like they were facing Cy Young candidates against the Brew Crew. Here come the undefeated Tigers. How will starter number 4 do? Fingers crossed for the first win of the year.

  • Dan Capwell

    The Braves must be licking their chops right now. The Mets could easily come in there at 2-7 and get blown out of all four games. While realistically no one gets eliminated in April, a 2-11 start and a humiliation at the hands of their long-time tormentors is going to be a hard tailspin to come out of.

    This could be another 1995, when the team was buried at 35-57 August 1 (the season got a late start due to that strike), and then went 33-18 down the stretch when they traded Saberhagen and Bonilla and infused all of the younger talent.

    • T.J.

      You don’t win pennants in April but you can lose them…did Yogi say “it’s getting late early”

    • TexasGusCC

      Dan, anything is possible, but while everyone sees that the Mets are a team with many weaknesses, I don’t view them as a 2-7 team the Braves are looking forward to facing. They aren’t the A’s, the Rockies, the ChiSix or even the Royals.

      I do feel it was a mistake to send Vientos down for ten games and keep Stewart. They punted on the DH spot for ten games and that is hard to forgive. But, it’s done. When three of your best hitters go 3-36 and no no one picks up the slack, you will lose two of three. When you score six runs, but your pitchers that day crap the bed and give up seven, you’ll lose that game too. This was a team effort.

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