July 25, 2014: Comeback in 9th Stuns Brewers
|Date: July 25, 2014|
|Mets starter: Zack Wheeler|
|Winning pitcher: Carlos Torres|
|Key player(s): Zack Wheeler, David Wright, Lucas Duda|
|Key play: Wright’s single, Duda’s home run|
The Mets faced the Brewers on a Friday night in Milwaukee. The teams played the second of four games in a series at Miller Park. The Mets came from behind with three runs in the ninth inning for a 3-2 win.
Zack Wheeler and the Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo each pitched scoreless ball from the first inning to the fifth. Gallardo set down the side in order in the top of the sixth and Rickie Weeks drew a walk to lead off the bottom half. Ryan Braun reached on second baseman Daniel Murphy’s error that allowed Weeks to advance to third. Aramis Ramirez followed with a force play ground ball to shortstop Ruben Tejada to drive home Weeks for a 1-0 Milwaukee lead. Khris Davis went down on strikes and Lyle Overbay walked. Wheeler then got Jean Segura to ground out to third baseman David Wright and end the inning.
Gallardo hurled a perfect top of the seventh. With two outs in the bottom half, Carlos Gomez hit a home run against Wheeler to extend the Brewers’ lead to 2-0. Weeks doubled and Mets’ reliever Vic Black retired Braun on an inning-ending fly ball to right fielder Curtis Granderson. Pinch-hitter Eric Campbell got a two-out infield single against Gallardo in the top of the eighth. Milwaukee reliever Will Smith fanned Granderson for the inning’s third out. New York’s Carlos Torres then gave up only a single to Overbay in the bottom half.
Murphy doubled against Brewers’ reliever Francisco Rodriguez to lead off the top of the ninth. Wright hit a single to score Murphy and cut the Milwaukee lead to 2-1. Lucas Duda followed with a homer that put the Mets in front by a run. Travis d'Arnaud singled and Bobby Abreu was struck out. Juan Lagares hit a force play grounder to third baseman Ramirez. Rodriguez then threw a called third strike past Tejada to close out the inning.
Pinch-hitter Jonathan Lucroy drew a walk against Mets’ reliever Jenrry Mejia to open the bottom of the ninth. Pinch-hitter Logan Schafer bunted foul for a strikeout. Mejia then fanned both Gomez and Weeks for the final outs of the game. The Mets had a comeback victory.