"Big Ben" Sheets & J.J. "Hotty" strike back; Brewers avenge loss with 12-3 snot pounding of Metropolitans
First the bad news: the Mets beat Jeff Suppan and the Brewers Friday evening 5-4.
Now for the good news: the Brewers bounced back on Saturday afternoon to even up the series at one game apiece, pounding the snot out of the Mets, 12-3.
Ben Sheets took a 4-0 lead into the 5th, but the Mets finally got to the tiring Sheets, eventually plating 3 runs (2 on a David Newhan homer), cutting the lead to one; Sheets survived the 6th...Matt Wise held the Mets at bay in the 7th, and the offense exploded for 5 off of Mets' relievers Joe Smith and Scott Schoeneweis--including a J.J. "Hotty" Hardy grand slam...Corey Hart plated two more insurance runs in the 9th on a triple to the right-field corner, Elmer Dessens came in for mop up in the ninth while Coco and Rock Star took a nap, and that was all she wrote.
Tony Gwynn went 3-for-5 on the day, scored three and drove in one...and nailed Mets' third-baseman David Wright at second after Wright attempted to stretch a single into a double in the bottom of the 4th.
Rubber match is tomorrow afternoon...last year on Mothers' Day, Bill "Kids in the" Hall hit a walk-off home run to beat the Mets...could happen again tomorrow with those "oh so lovely" pink bats. Cappy takes the mound for the Crew.