May 16, 2015: Ten Runs in 4th Bury Brewers
|Date: May 16, 2015|
|Mets starter: Jacob deGrom|
|Winning pitcher: Jacob deGrom|
|Key player(s): Wilmer Flores, Jacob deGrom, Michael Cuddyer, Daniel Murphy|
|Key play: Flores's grand slam, Cuddyer's and Murphy's doubles|
The Mets faced the Brewers on a Saturday night at Citi Field. The teams played the second of three games in a weekend series. The Mets scored ten runs in the fourth inning of a 14-1 win over Milwaukee.
Mets' starter Jacob deGrom pitched a perfect top of the first. The Brewers' Matt Garza gave up only a double to Lucas Duda in the bottom half and deGrom yielded just a single to Aramis Ramirez in the top of the second. Eric Campbell doubled with one out in the bottom of the inning. Kevin Plawecki drew a walk and deGrom hit a single to drive home Campbell for a 1-0 Mets lead. Garza then got Wilmer Flores on a double play ground ball to third baseman Ramirez for the inning's final outs.
DeGrom shut down the Brewers in the top of the third. Garza held the Mets to a single by Curtis Granderson in the bottom half and Jacob retired the side in order in the top of the fourth. Michael Cuddyer singled to open the bottom of the inning. Daniel Murphy drew a walk and Campbell grounded out to Garza to send the runners to second and third base. Plawecki reached on a fielder's choice grounder that scored Cuddyer. DeGrom singled to load the bases and Flores connected for a grand slam, extending the Mets' lead to 6-0. Granderson and Juan Lagares singled and Duda drew a walk that loaded the bases once again. Cuddyer followed with a double to plate Granderson and Lagares with the seventh and eighth New York runs. Garza was then replaced on the mound by Milwaukee reliever Brandon Kintzler.
Murphy greeted Kintzler with a double that brought home Duda and Cuddyer. Campbell singled to score Murphy with the Mets' tenth run of the inning and eleventh of the game. Plawecki was struck out and deGrom got an infield single. Kintzler then retired Flores on a grounder to Ramirez for the inning's third out.
DeGrom set down the Brewers 1-2-3 in the top of the fifth. Kintzler hurled a perfect bottom half and consecutive singles by Luis Sardinas and Carlos Gomez opened the top of the sixth. Gerardo Parra went down on strikes and Ryan Braun hit a sacrifice fly to drive home Sardinas. Adam Lind drew a walk and deGrom retired Ramirez on an inning-ending ground ball to second baseman Murphy. Milwaukee's Neal Cotts then pitched a perfect bottom half.
Mets' reliever Erik Goeddel retired the side in order in the top of the seventh. Leading off the bottom of the inning, Plawecki slugged a home run to lengthen the Mets' lead to 12-1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis was struck out and Flores singled. Granderson followed with a homer for the thirteenth and fourteenth New York runs. Cotts then fanned Lagares and got Duda on a fly ball to left fielder Khris Davis that closed out the inning.
Goeddel yielded only a single to Parra in the top of the eighth. Brewers' reliever Jeremy Jeffress pitched a perfect bottom half and the Mets' Jack Leathersich struck out Elian Herrera to start the top of the ninth. Pinch-hitter Jason Rogers singled and Leathersich got Scooter Gennett to hit a double play ground ball to second baseman Ruben Tejada that brought the game to an end. The Mets had an easy victory.