In the first of a four-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (28-31) and the New York Mets (32-26) at Miller Park, Jimmy Nelson (5-4, 3.43 ERA) and Bartolo Colon (4-3, 3.27 ERA) take the mound. The game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jun. 9 and will air on FSWI and SNY.
In his most recent outing, Nelson pitched 4.0 innings, giving up six runs, striking out one and walking three in a 6-3 loss to the Phillies. Chris Carter (.227, 30 Rs, 16 HRs, 39 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run. The Mets were victorious over the Marlins 6-4 the last time Colon pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing two, striking out one and walking one. Yoenis Cespedes (.275, 33 Rs, 15 HRs, 37 RBIs, 1 SB) has been hitting the ball well for the Mets, going 3 for 5 yesterday with one run.
The Brewers are a -125 favorite with a total of 8.5.
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In their last game, the Mets won by a margin of one run. The Brewers are 11-8 in one-run games. The Mets have a 12-8 record in close games.
New York recorded at least two errors for the sixth time this season.
The Brewers are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Mets have a 1-2 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 4-26. The Mets have a 7-21 record when opponents outhit them.
Milwaukee ranks in the bottom half of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 63 this season. New York ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 79.
Ranking 11th, New York is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 195 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at second with 236.
When the Brewers hit at least one home run, they are 20-14. When the Mets hit at least one homer, they have a 27-12 record.