New York vs Milwaukee MLB Game Preview
A bit of a losing streak tends to be more acceptable when you are still having what is viewed by most as a successful season. It is when losses become the norm that things get a little harder to take. The Mets’ baseball odds are on a bit of a downturn right now, but they are still in the thick of the division race. The same cannot be said for the Milwaukee Brewers, as their season is effectively done. These two teams meet for a 3-game series in Milwaukee starting on Tuesday.
New York Mets vs Milwaukee Brewers MLB Game Preview
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 23rd, 8:10 PM
Location: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Radio: WEPN 1050, 710 WOR
Opening Line: Milwaukee -123
The Mets (36-35) will be looking to get back on track, as they are in the midst of a 5-game losing skid that included a sweep at the hands of the division rival Atlanta Braves. While the Mets are still very much in it at just a game and a half back of the Nationals, they are not exactly inspiring much confidence. This is a team that has been pretty ineffective on the road, and who have struggled badly against teams over .500. The fact that they are where they are right now is thanks to an inspired start to the season, but they are now in real danger of being overtaken by the Braves for second spot in the NL East. They will be looking to make some hay against a Brewers side that is sinking like a stone. Jonathon Niese (3-7, 3.21 ERA) will start for the Mets on Tuesday. The Mets have only been able to win 4 of the 13 games that Niese has started this season.
You hate to say that a team is done before June even comes to an end, but that is exactly what you have to say about the Milwaukee Brewers (25-46). They are now 21 games out of first place in the division, have a -87 run differential, and have gone just 2-8 in their last 10 starts. Those are not the numbers of a team getting ready to make a charge. If the Brewers fans can take solace in anything, it is that it’s beginning to look as though they are loading up in the minors. There is a lot of young talent down there, and the feeling is that a lot of them may end up in the big leagues before this season is said and done. They certainly can’t be any worse than what is taking the field right now. Mike Fiers (3-7, 4.50 ERA) will start for the Brewers on Tuesday.
- Jerry Blevins P 60-Day DL
- Buddy Carlyle P 15-Day DL
- Josh Edgin P 15-Day DL
- Erik Goeddel P 15-Day DL
- Jenrry Mejia P 15-Day DL
- Daniel Murphy 2B 15-Day DL
- Cesar Puello OF 60-Day DL
- Zack Wheeler P 60-Day DL
- David Wright 3B 15-Day DL
- Khris Davis OF 15-Day DL
- Brandon Kintzler P 15-Day DL
- Wily Peralta P 15-Day DL
While the Mets have a tendency to struggle when Niese get the ball, this is a game where they should be able to reverse that trend. I like the Mets to get back to winning ways on Tuesday night.