The New York Mets dropped both games of the doubleheader against the Milwaukee Brewers, falling 8-7 in Game 1 and 3-1 in Game 2. They wasted a huge offensive rally in the afternoon game and couldn’t get the bats going at all in the night cap. Four more games, folks!

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Game 1 Recap:

Youngsters Jonathon Niese and Yovani Gallardo faced off against each other in the earlier meeting. Both starters struggled early–Niese allowed six runs in only 2.2 innings and Gallardo gave up seven runs in 3.1 innings. There were positives from the game, as the Mets offense came back from a six-run deficit, putting up a combined seven runs in the 3rd and 4th inning. Jose Reyes had a big game, legging out a triple and two doubles. Both Lucas Duda and David Wright produced home runs in the same inning. However, the bullpen blew a brilliant comeback, as Pedro Feliciano and Manny Acosta each allowed a run in the 8th inning.

Game 2 Recap:

R.A. Dickey took the mound against Dave Bush in the evening battle. Dickey put up seven strong innings of one run ball. Through 26 starts, his ERA is a miniscule 2.86. Pedro Feliciano, who pitched in the earlier game, gave up two additional runs as the Brewers went on to win by that margin. The offense was idle, as the Mets mustered only five hits–two each from Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan and one from Dickey. Pathetic…

Interesting Facts:

10: Reyes triples

27: Stolen bases for Pagan

28: Wright bombs

What’s Next?: The New York Mets conclude their series with the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night at CitiField. Game Time 7:10 PM on SNY.

NYM Dillon Gee (2-1) 2.00 ERA vs. MIL Chris Narveson (11-9) 5.14 ERA