It took a few more innings than in should have, but the Mets defeated the Brewers in twelve innings tonight at Citi Field.
Jay Bruce's single in the bottom of the twelfth plated TJ Rivera and gave the Mets a 5-4 win.
The Mets led 4-1 heading into the top of the seventh thanks to an Asdrubal Cabrera RBI double, a Reyes RBI walk with the bases loaded in the fifth and a Lucas Duda two-run homer in the sixth. Fernando Salas left the game with the bases loaded and just one out. Jerry Blevins would strike out the first batter he faced but then walked in a run and then bounced back to get the what seemed like a routine pop out to short. It was misplayed by Asdrubal Cabrera and allowed two runs to score which tied the game.
The Mets got some strong pitching from their bullpen keeping the Brewers scoreless from the eighth through the twelfth including three from Josh Smoker who struck out four and got the win.
Tyler Pill made his first start of his big league career tossing five and a third innings striking out just four, but allowing only one run on six hits. Neil Walker picked up his 1,000th hit and Fernando Salas got his first hit in his career.
Jacob deGrom will try and make it four in a row for the Mets on Wednesday night; Coverage on WOR at 6:05 with Pete McCarthy & 'Mets on Deck'.
LISTEN: Jay Bruce's Walk-off Single in the Twelfth
LISTEN: TJ Rivera Joined Wayne Randazzo on the field after the Mets win