The Mets are coming off a much needed four game series sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates but their NL East lead is still at a slime game over the Atlanta Braves. With no time to falter with 14 games left to play, the Mets are set to hit the road to begin a six game road trip! Their first stop, Milwaukee to take on the Brewers at Miller Park.
Mets Record: 93-55
Brewers Record: 78-68
TBD vs TBD
Carlos Carrasco 15-6, 3.70 ERA vs Corbin Burnes 10-7, 2.97 ERA
Taijuan Walker 12-4, 3.42 ERA vs Adrian Houser 6-9, 4.85 ERA
What to watch
After the Mets were swept at home against the Chicago Cubs, they were able to turn their luck around and bounce back by getting a sweep of their own sweeping fellow NL Central club, the Pittsburgh Pirates. For the Brewers, they’re coming off taking two out of three over the New York Yankees but dropping the last game of the series trying to gun for the sweep. The Mets offense looked alive and revamped after a poor showing over the Cubs. One player who has really been hot as of late dating back to late August has been third baseman, Eduardo Escobar. In the series against Pittsburgh, Escobar went three for 14 with a three run homer to boot! Another player who’s been hot at the right time has been none other than Pete Alonso. The Mets slugger drove in a run in every game against the Pirates in their four game series giving him 115 runs batted in on the season for the Mets first baseman, good for first in the National League.
The pitching matchup:
Though there is no one scheduled to pitch in game one of this series for either side. There’s a good chance that Max Scherzer will pitch for the Mets in game one on Monday. Scherzer, who’s been on the IL, has not pitched since Sept. 3rd. He’s expected to come off the IL tomorrow but his status to pitch in game one is up in the air. Game two will feature a really good matchup with Carlos Carrasco pitching for the Mets and the reigning NL CY Young from a year ago, Corbin Burnes for the Brewers.
Carrasco is coming off a very strong outing going six innings in his last start against the Pirates on Sept. 15th that helped propel the Mets to victory. For Burnes, he too is coming off a solid outing against the Cardinals on Sept. 14th going seven innings giving up three runs. And finally for the finale of the series, it will be Taijuan Walker for New York and Adrian Houser for Milwaukee. Walker is coming off one of his longer outings of the season, going 7.1 innings against the Pirates on Sept. 16th while Houser who’s had a disappointing season got roughed up in his last outing against the Yankees on Sept. 16th pitching just three innings giving up five runs.
Who wins the series?
Give me the Mets winning this series at Milwaukee. The Mets are feeling the most confident right now winning four games in a row and their offense after a little bit of a lull have found their groove. Plus, the Brewers pitching looked poor against the Yankees in their last series giving up a combined 19 runs in three games. The Mets will take advantage of that and win the series two out of three games.