Last night's Brewers game was an exercise in futility and home runs. I read something today that one of the Mets said that they won that game from start to finish. I'm not sure I totally agree with that, but I did feel like we were playing catch-up the whole game.
There were 6 home runs in this game - with only one run, a Met run, scoring on other than a home run.
Prince Fielder and J.J. Hardy continue to compete. Prince hit his long ball in the sixth and J.J. followed up in the 8th. J.J. is one HR behind Prince. Prince's put him at 11 and tied for first place with Barry Bonds and Adam Dunn for the most.
The Brewers appeared poised to show that they weren't going to let extra media attention and pressure get to them. Jeff Suppan pitched three hitless innings.
Everything fell apart in the fourth inning. In a span of seven batters, the Mets had four runs on six hits, including two home runs. David Wright hit a solo home run. Carlos Beltran hit a single that replays showed Suppan tagged the base on, meaning Carlos Delgado's ensuing HR should have just been a solo shot. Instead, the Mets scored 3 runs in 3 at-bats. Moises Alou hit a double of the wall and scored on Paul Lo Duca's single later in the inning. Suddenly, it was 4-0.
The Brewers battled back on the homers by Prince and J.J. as well as one by Geoff Jenkins, but it was not enough.
Once again it was the "big inning" that screwed the pooch and put the Brew Crew out of it for good. Of all the things we've done well this season, this is one of those rare low points. Yost and Maddux really need to find a way to address this.