June 10, 2014: Teagarden Slams Brewers in Met Debut

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Date: June 10, 2014
Mets starter: Daisuke Matsuzaka
Mets: 6
Brewers: 2
Winning pitcher: Daisuke Matsuzaka
Key player(s): Daisuke Matsuzaka, Daniel Murphy, Taylor Teagarden
Key play: Murphy’s home run, Teagarden’s grand slam

The Mets faced the Brewers on a Tuesday night at Citi Field. The teams played a two-hour and forty-five-minute game. In his first game as a member of the Orange and Blue, Taylor Teagarden hit a grand slam as the Mets defeated Milwaukee, 6-2.

Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Brewers’ Marco Estrada each started the game with two scoreless innings pitched. Estrada hit a single to lead off the top of the third. Scooter Gennett was called out on strikes and Ryan Braun lined out to left fielder Chris Young. Jonathan Lucroy singled and Matsuzaka got Carlos Gomez on a force play ground ball to third baseman David Wright for the inning’s third out. Ruben Tejada drew a walk with two outs in the bottom half. Daniel Murphy followed with a home run for a 2-0 Mets lead. Estrada then retired Wright on a fly ball to right fielder Braun to close out the inning.

Khris Davis was hit by a pitch with one out in the top of the fourth. Lyle Overbay doubled to drive home Davis with the Brewers’ first run of the game. Jean Segura followed with a ground ball on which shortstop Tejada threw to Wright for an out at third base on Overbay. Estrada grounded out to Tejada to end the inning and set down the side in order in the bottom half. Matsuzaka hurled a scoreless top of the fifth and Matt den Dekker got a one-out single in the bottom of the inning. A sacrifice bunt by Matsuzaka moved den Dekker to second. Estrada then retired Tejada on a line drive to left fielder Davis to finish off the inning.

Matsuzaka set down all three batters in the top of the sixth. Wright and Curtis Granderson drew back-to-back walks with one out in the bottom half. Young went down on strikes and Lucas Duda walked to load the bases. Teagarden came to bat and slugged a grand slam to extend the Mets’ lead to 6-1. Estrada then got den Dekker to fly out to center fielder Gomez and close out the inning.

Mets’ reliever Vic Black yielded only a single to Overbay in the top of the seventh. Tejada hit a one-out double against Milwaukee’s Mike Fiers in the bottom half. Murphy drew a walk and Wright was retired on a fly ball to Braun. Fiers got Granderson on a grounder to first baseman Overbay that ended the inning and Gennett singled against New York’s Jeurys Familia to begin the top of the eighth. Braun took a called third strike and Lucroy got hit by a pitch. Gomez doubled to bring home Gennett with the Brewers’ second run and Familia fanned both Aramis Ramirez and Davis for the inning’s final outs. Milwaukee reliever Zack Duke then pitched a scoreless bottom half.

Mets’ reliever Jenrry Mejia retired Overbay on a line drive to Young to start the top of the ninth. Segura grounded out to Tejada. Mejia then struck out pinch-hitter Irving Falu to end the game. The Mets had a victory to end a six-game losing streak.