Mets Game 12: Loss to the Brewers

JJ Hardy was called out when a fan reached over and caught this fly ball (Photo from

JJ Hardy was called out when a fan reached over and caught this fly ball (Photo from

The Mets dropped the final game of the series, losing to the Brewers by a score of 4-2. Nelson Figueroa did a great job filling in for the injured Mike Pelfrey. Figueroa tossed six innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits.

Milwaukee starter Jeff Suppan was also solid, throwing 6 innings and allowing two runs on eight hits. Brewers reliever Todd Coffey entered the game in the seventh inning and closed out the game for an eight-out save.

Game Notes:

  • Jose Reyes and Danny Murphy each collected 3 hits
  • JJ Hardy was called out on fan interference in the sixth inning when a fan reached over the left field rail to grab his fly ball.
  • WFAN’s Wayne Hagin did his best to describe the Hardy interference play, but confessed that he can’t view the left field corner from the broadcast booth and he doesn’t have a monitor. Take heart Mets fans – the BROADCASTERS can’t even see the field.
  • Hardy’s interference fly ball was followed by a Mike Cameron home run
  • The Mets were 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position
  • The Mets left 10 runners on base
  • The Mets are now 51-28 against the Brewers since Milwaukee joined the National League
  • The Mets are now 6-6

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  1. upson April 19, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    In my mind, this one is on Jerry. I know it’s easy to be smart in hindsight but I was actually screaming at the screen for not bringing up Castillo (instead of Tatis) to bunt at the bottom of 8th and runners on first and second. (I know that Santos got eventually doubled off but this probably would not have happened had the situation been different.)
  2. sincekindergarten April 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    I can see what you’re saying, upson, but when the Mets had two on and no one out in the eighth, they very well should have gotten at least one of those runners home. 2-for-13 with RISP for the game. ‘Nuff said.
  3. mic April 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    I thought there was a hint of give away too, but then i would have had Tatis at 3rd, Reed in CF and Cora at 2nd….