Mets Game 64: Win Over Brewers

Mets 6 Brewers 2

Mets beat the second-best team in the National League.

Mets Game Notes

Very strange game, in that the Mets went ahead first and held the lead through the final out. Also strange that after getting ahead, they tacked on another four runs thanks to a grand slam by their catcher. Further strange that Jenrry Mejia closed out the game to earn a save without incident.

Did I miss any other weird things?

That was great hitting by Taylor Teagarden, by the way. And a nice homer by Daniel Murphy to drive in the first two runs of the game. Baseball is all about the homers, so I won’t bother dwelling over all the details.

One of the highlights: Keith Hernandez discussing the game in which he drove in the most “rib eye steaks.” He explained that he drove in 7 runs the day after his divorce was finalized, and said to a beat writer, “if I got divorced every week, I’d be in the Hall of Fame. I’d be broke, but I’d be in the Hall of Fame.”

Next Mets Game

Mets and Brewers go at it again on Wednesday night at 7:10 PM. Jacob deGrom goes against Wily Peralta.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. NormE June 10, 2014 at 11:06 pm
    Keith will get into the HoF eventually, but it will be as a broadcaster.
  2. Seymour June 11, 2014 at 12:21 am
    Think the fact that Keith had a great playing career will help him gain entry to the HOF as a broadcaster?
  3. Walnutz15 June 11, 2014 at 9:02 am
    Turned this game on, just in time to see Lyle Overbay get gunned down, attempting to go from 2nd to 3rd – on a ground ball hit into the hole. Needless to say, it was a pretty easy pick for Ruben Tejada.

    Good job, Murph……err……..Lyle. (In fairness – Murph doesn’t need to run the bases when he can trot, like he did last night. Completely off the cuff: remember when Trot Nixon was a Met for 5 minutes? I almost don’t.)

    Was nice to see Teagarden come through with the sacks full. Solid rip to the opposite field, taking exactly what he was given – going with it perfectly.

    ……………..good thing it was a “still fresh” AB, and that he hasn’t been subjected to the Major League “philosophy” of stranding baserunners, and whiffing through pitches with RISP.

    Although he encountered some trouble last night, some by his own doing (with the HBP) – I really like the look of Jeurys Familia, and hope he makes some strides in becoming more confident in his repertoire vs. Major League bats.

    Nice job in putting a few of those guys away, working through some issues. He made Ryan Braun look silly on that called 3rd strike……filth.

  4. Wohjr June 11, 2014 at 9:49 am
    Welcome to flushing Taylor! Not the no-doubter I saw last month in tacoma but pretty sweet. I always liked the catchers that wear the helmet bill forward for some reason
  5. Bat June 11, 2014 at 9:56 am
    Good to hear that Germen is coming back soon.

    I have mentioned several times that I think the Mets *might* have the makings of a formidable bullpen next year with Mejia, Parnell, Black, and Edgin, and I think Germen fits into that conversation as well. He isn’t a wipeout closer or anything like that, but I think he’s a good piece and I totally forgot about him.

    But again the Mets have to get some guys that can hit the ball…seeing Teabag fill in as the catcher and get a big hit was awesome. I never expected TDA to be the second coming of Piazza, but I did think that he was capable of hitting something like .265 / .270 with 12 to 15 homeruns and some walks. At this point, you would be ecstatic if TDA manages to do that, because so far he has just looked like a AAAA player – great in the minors, but a below average major leaguer.

    So we’ll try TDA again in a few weeks and see if he’s figured it out. But Duda isn’t a starting first baseman on a playoff team, SS is still uncertain, and the entire outfield other than Lagares is suspect.

    If the Mets make the playoffs in the next three years, I suspect Granderson is a pinch hitter on that team; he isn’t a regular on a playoff team at this point in his career and was a huge overpay.

  6. Do the Geren! June 11, 2014 at 10:38 am
    I have invented a dance move called The Geren.

    You hold your left hand up to your ear like you’re talking on the phone

    You put your right fist out with a sideways thumbs up…

    wiggle your thumb up and down, like you just don’t care… or, more accurately, like you just don’t know if Terry Collins should challenge a call.