The New York Mets on Friday play the second-game of a four-game weekend series on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers.
On Wednesday the Mets lost 2-1 to the Miami Marlins for their second straight loss. Jason deGrom pitched well for the Mets throwing seven shutout innings and was leading 1-0 when he left after a Brandon Nimmo home run. However, Juerys Familia the Mets closer was touched for a pair of RBIs singles during the ninth inning giving the Mets the loss.
Milwaukee scored seven runs in the fourth inning on its way to a 9-2 victory over the reeling Arizona Diamondbacks. Travis Shaw led the Milwaukee hit-parade with a three run home run. With the win, Milwaukee swept the three-game series with Arizona and has won 6 of its last 7.
Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets with a .310 batting average and team highs in hits with 53, home runs with seven and RBIs with 27. New York has a team batting average of .235, while opposing hitters are averaging .245 at the plate against Mets pitching. On Friday, the Mets will send Noah Syndergaard to the mound. The right-hander this season is 4-1 with an ERA of 2.91, 68 KS and 13 BBs.
Lorenzo Cain leads the Brewers with a .283 batting average and team high 47 hits. Travis Shaw leads the team in home runs with 12 and RBIs with 31. Milwaukee has a team batting average of .243 while opposing hitters are averaging .221 at the plate against Brewers pitching. Milwaukee will send Junior Guerra to the mound on Friday. The right-hander this season is 3-3 with an ERA of 2.98, 41 Ks and 20 BBs.