Found May 14, 2012 on The Daily Stache:

The Brew Crew comes to town for a short stay, and tonight will play the 1st of only 2 games against the Mets at CitiField during this brief stay.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm and the game can be seen on SNY and heard on WFAN660AM.  Be sure to follow @MetsWFAN, @dailystache and @Meriwyn as well.

The Brewers have had their share of struggles this year both with the departure of Prince Fielder and the off-field troubles of Ryan Braun’s steroid scandal.  The Mets, meanwhile, come home after losing an absolute heartbreaking 2 out of 3 games to the Marlins, which by all means should have been another Mets sweep.  The bullpen absolutely imploded, giving up decent leads that resulted in walk-off wins for the opposition.  Let’s just say TC has a few more headaches to deal with upon his return home today in addition to getting bad news that SS Ruben Tejada has yet to resume any baseball activities.

The Brewers are facing their own injury problems, with OF Carlos Gomez currently on the DL, and 2B Rickie Weeks out for a few days with a bruised hand.

David Wright is currently leading the NL, batting .400 as of today.  It would be great to get a 2nd consecutive batting title for the Mets, only hopefully Wright would actually stick around.  Lucas Duda seems to be feeling better after his battle with the flu, as he played a big part in the Mets offense this past weekend as well.

Mets Lineup
1. Andres Torres, CF
2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, LF
3. David Wright, 3B
4. Lucas Duda, RF
5. Daniel Murphy, 2B
6. Ike Davis, 1B
7. Ronny Cedeno, SS
8. Mike Nickeas, C
9. Miguel Batista, SP

Brewers Lineup
1. Nyjer Morgan, CF
2. Jonathan Lucroy, C
3. Ryan Braun, LF
4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B
5. Corey Hart, RF
6. Taylor Green, 1B
7. Brooks Conrad, 2B
8. Cesar Izturis, SS
9. Yovani Gallardo, SP

Pitching Matchup

NYM: Miguel Batista (0-1, 5.89 ERA).  Batista struggled early in his first start as a member of the starting rotation, and gave up 4 runs over the first 2 innings. He leveled himself off and pitched into the sixth, prompting Terry Collins to stand by his commitment to giving him more chances as a starting pitcher.

MIL:  Yovani Gallardo (2-3, 5.35 ERA).  Gallardo had an impressive 6-inning outing against the Reds in his last start, which also subsequently gave the Brewers their first quality turn through the rotation this year.

Stache Keys to the Game(s)

  • Do what they’ve been doing…rebound after a loss.
  • Disrupt the Brewers pitching, which has recently hit their stride.
  • Keep producing on offense.  This lineup seems to be working well.

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