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

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Something’s Gotta Give

Jun 11, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher

Matt Garza

(22) and third baseman

Aramis Ramirez

(16) walks back to the dugout after the Washington Nationals scored three runs in the fourth inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

If you could pick a worse series, based on records, you couldn’t do much worse than the Mets on the road visiting the Brewers. On the season, the Mets have might have a winning record, but it is not because of what they do away from Citi Field. In 2015, the Mets have the second least amount of wins in the league on the road with 10, ahead of only the Philadelphia Phillies who have eight. At home, the Brewers are the worst team in MLB, with only 11 wins at Miller Park, actually having a better record on the road than at home.

The Mets woes on the road have been on full display the last week. After defeating the Blue Jays twice with solid pitching and timely hitting at Citi Field, they imploded at Rogers Centre, losing both games in blowout fashion. They then got swept on the road by the Braves, a team they had handled with relative ease throughout the season prior to that.

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For the Brewers, they just aren’t a very good team. While the hitting is relative even in the slash lines for the Brewers at home and on the road, the pitching is ugly. A 4.02 ERA is respectable, which the Brewers have on the road. But, at home, that shoots all the way up to 4.94. A big reason for that is trouble with the long ball. Despite playing one more game on the road, the Brewers have surrendered 60 home runs at home while only giving up 22 on the road. That will certainly inflate and ERA quickly.

Well, since there is no ties in baseball, something will have to give; either the Mets will have some success on the road for the first time, or the Brewers will pick up some rare home wins. Something’s gotta give this week.

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