Anderson halts Mets win streak on Saturday

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A two-out walk-off blast by New York Mets utility infielder Wilmer Flores handed the Mets the series win over the Brewers, with a 3-2 score on Sunday. With AP Photos.Todd Frazier hit his first two home runs with the Mets, new catcher Jose Lobaton tripled in his first at-bat with the team, and NY extended its winning streak to nine with a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. The team's gained 10.5 units for moneyline bettors and 11.1 units against the spread (ATS).

Rockies 2, Nationals 1 • Carlos Gonzalez homered and had a sacrifice fly to drive in both of Colorado's runs, leading the Rockies to their third straight victory with a win at Washington. With five of their seven wins coming in their final at-bat, Milwaukee has channeled the 1989 Packers with their cardiac nature. Milwaukee is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Chase Anderson - The Brewers pitcher kept the Mets hitters off balance all night, never running into any trouble as he struck out five and allowed just two hits over 6.1 innings and flirted with a no-hitter through 4.2.

To explain, for the 2018 season, every stretch, essentially every three weeks, we'll take a look at three things that the Brewers have done well, and three things that they've experienced failure at.

The Mets are going with righty Matt Harvey (0-0, 3.60 ERA) as their starter. Anderson struck out 133 hitters over 141 innings a year ago with only 41 walks and finished the season 12-4 overall with a 2.74 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. The loss stopped a five-game winning streak by the Indians (8-6), who are 6-2 at home.

As a unit, New York's pitchers have given up 3.0 runs per game overall this year.

Lobaton came up from Triple-A Las Vegas to help fill the catching void created when Travis d'Arnaud tore a ligament in his right elbow, which will require season-ending Tommy John surgery, and Kevin Plawecki went on the disabled list with a broken left hand, an injury sustained Wednesday when he was hit by a pitch. He's now 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA.

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Mets lineup - Aside from a RBI bloop single from Cespedes, the Mets lineup lacked any production, mustering up just three, striking out eight times and bouncing into two double plays in the 5-1 loss.

The Mets' batters have been led by second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera and third baseman Todd Frazier.

Mets players are celebrating throughout games with a salt-and-pepper shaker motion promoted by Frazier to signify their grinding approach.

"I think I got fastball- and slider-happy in the first couple of innings and put myself behind", said Harvey, who fell to 0-1 with a 4.80 earned run average. The bullpen has an ERA of 2.70, along with a WHIP of 1.46 and a K-per-9 of 10.35.

After 13 games, the Milwaukee Brewers have had good and bad.

Milwaukee's offensive production been led by Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar. That more or less spelled the end of the night for Matz, who pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, and three hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Over 106 such plate appearances, he maintained a slash line of.309/.368/.606 (compared to his overall season line of.265/.331/.505).

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