The Mets (66-79) lost to the Brewers (73-72) by the score of 9-6 on Saturday evening at Miller Park.
When you throw 68 pitches over 3+ innings of work and you struggle to find the strike zone, it is a definite recipe for disaster.
All eyes were on Jenrry Meija in Milwaukee, where he was making his first start in exactly two years – since injuring himself on this day in 2010. He struggled to throw strikes, actually throwing more balls than strikes (32:36 strike:ball ratio) and almost walked as many men as he allowed via the hit. His final line was 3+ IP, 6 H, 5 BB, and 5 ER. He did not achieve a strikeout.
Meija did pitch to four batters in the fourth before being removed. Two of those runs were allowed by Hefner, who inherited them and allowed them to cross the plate. All in all, the velocity was there and the confidence was not.
It is pretty hard to get on the offense after they score six runs – they really tried out there. A Duda RBI single led off the scoring for the Mets in t...