The Mets struck quickly Friday night in Milwaukee but fell flat the rest of the game, losing to the Brewers 3-1. They've scored just two runs in their last three games. >> Box score
Six things to know about Friday's game...
1) The Mets took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning and couldn't muster another run. Wilson Ramos drove in Robinson Canó with a two-out single. The Mets had three hits in the first inning but had just four hits over the final eight innings and zero hits from the sixth through the eighth.
2) They did make things interesting in the ninth. Michael Conforto hit a leadoff single in the ninth off Josh Hader followed by a Ramos walk. J.D. Davis, Todd Frazier and Amed Rosario then all struck out to end the game.
3) They made Brandon Woodruff throw 34 pitches in the first inning, but by scoring just the one run they didn't make him pay quite enough. After Jeff McNeil led the game off with an infield single, the Brewers got a strike-him-out, throw-him-out double play as Pete Alonso went down swinging. Canó walked, Conforto reached on an infield single and Ramos singled before Brandon Nimmo grounded out to end the half-inning.
4) Steven Matz wasn't at his best, but he did enough to keep the team in the game and didn't get any support. Matz gave up three runs in 5.2 innings, allowing nine hits and a walk while striking out three. He threw 104 pitches and gave up two homers, a solo shot to Lorenzo Cain three pitches into the first and a two-run bomb to Ryan Braun in the fifth.
5) Robert Gsellman came in for Matz and allowed a walk in 1.1 innings, keeping the Mets in the game. Gsellman has been asked to get more than three outs in each of his last three appearances. He lowered his ERA to 3.60.
6) Luis Avilán entered for the eighth but faced just three batters and left the game with elbow tightness. Drew Gagnon finished out the inning.
The Mets continue their three-game series at Milwauke on Saturday at 7:10 p.m.
RHP Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Mets while LHP Gio Gonzalez starts for the Brewers.