The Jose Reyes-less Mets lost game two of a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-3. The Mets sent their ace, Johan Santana to the Shea Stadium mound for the first time, but Johan left too many pitches over the plate.
Carlos Delgado and David Wright each had doubles early on in the second inning, but the Brewers chipped away. One run here and one run there turned into a Brewers lead, but in the seventh inning, it all fell apart for Santana. He gave up a two-run homer, his third of the game, and was removed after going 6.2 innings.
David Wright hit a home run in the eighth inning, but that wasn’t enough. The Mets offense never scored again and was dominated throughout most of the game by Brewers starter, Ben Sheets.
Eric Gagne quickly shut down the Mets in the ninth inning for his second save of the season.
According to the information Metsblog.com‘s Matthew Cerrone was able to gather, Jose Reyes will likely return on Tuesday.