New York Mets vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 9/29/13
Milwaukee Brewers (72-87) at New York Mets (73-86)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
Marco Estrada (R) (7-4) (4.017) vs. Jonathon Niese (L) (8-8) (3.745)
The Line: New York Mets -102 / Milwaukee Brewers -108 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, FS-Wisconsin
The New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers close out their series and their 2013 MLN baseball seasons as they face off on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.
The New York Mets used just about everyone on their active roster on Saturday but it wasn’t enough to get it done against the Brewers. Daniel Murphy had two hits, Eric Young had a hit, and Mike Baxter had a hit as the Mets scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Aaron Harang allowed five hits and a run while striking out seven over six innings but it was Scott Atchison who took the loss In extra innings. For Sunday’s game the Mets start Jon Niese who is 8-8 with a 3.74 ERA for the season and 2-1 with a 3.10 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Milwaukee Brewers are ready to put this season in the books and move on with a fresh start next year though they managed to get the win on Saturday. Carlos Gomez hit a home run and had four hits and Scooter Gennett and Yuniesky Betancourt each had two hits as the Brewers scored four runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson allowed just one hit and a run but Donovan Hand blew the save and then got the win while Alfredo Figaro earned the save. For Sunday’s season finale the Brewers start Marco Estrada who is 7-4 with a 4.02 ERA for the season and 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA in his last three starts.
New York is 1-5 in their last six home games, 1-5 in their last six home games against a team with a losing record, and 3-8 in Niese’s last 11 home starts. Milwaukee is 6-1 in their last seven games, 5-1 against a left-handed starter, and 4-1 in Estrada’s last five road starts. Milwaukee is 10-1 in their last 11 games in New York.
The Brewers have owned the Mets and no reason that doesn’t continue here.