New York Mets Series Preview vs. Milwaukee Brewers June 23rd-25th

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The New York Mets will head to Miller Park to take on the lowly Milwaukee Brewers. Riding a five-game losing streak, this is as close to a must win series for the Mets as there can be, as they cannot afford to fall further behind in the standings. Check out our series preview and some things to watch for when the Mets and Brewers face off for the final time this season.

May 17, 2015; New York City, NY, New York Mets catcher Johnny Monell (19) slides home to score as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Juan Centeno (25) waits for the ball during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets had a disastrous weekend against the Atlanta Braves, getting swept out of Turner Field by their NL East rivals. They lost more than the Braves actually won it seemed, as the Mets constantly shot themselves in the foot over and over again with poor decision making and plays on the field and from the dugout.

As a result, the Mets are on a five-game losing streak, the second time they have hit this mark this season. The last time they were on a losing streak of this type, coincidentally, they were also playing the Milwaukee Brewers. Last time around, the Mets lost the first game of the series before taking the final two in rather easy fashion.

This will be the second and final time this season that the Mets and Brewers will face off, this time with the series taking place at Miller Park after being played at Citi Field in mid-May.

Here are the pitching matchups for the three-game series:

Game 1: Jon Niese (3-7, 4.21 ERA) vs. Mike Fiers (3-7, 4.50 ERA)
Game 2: Bartolo Colon (9-5, 4.81 ERA) vs. Jimmy Nelson (3-8, 4.64 ERA)
Game 3: Jacob deGrom (7-5, 2.34 ERA) vs. Taylor Jungmann (1-1, 3.50 ERA)

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Just taking a look at the numbers of the probable pitchers, this series has the look of one that could be a high scoring affair. Well, if you then take a look at the lineups, this has low scoring and boring written all over it as the Mets and Brewers rank 26th and 27th in baseball in runs scored with 270 and 269 respectively.

For the Mets, this is a series they have to win at least two out of three in, if not sweep. The Brewers are one of the worst teams in baseball, and with the division they are in, are basically out of the playoff race already. Because of that, the Mets need to take advantage and get back on track before they fall too far behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East and let the Braves overtake them.

This is a team the Mets should be able to handle, and with deGrom going in the finale they need to just find a way to take one of the first two as they know what they will get from the reigning Rookie of the Year.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at some things to keep an eye on and watch for when the Mets take on the Brewers in a must-win series.

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