Casey McGehee dropped a routine pop fly in the 6th inning that led to a couple of Mets runs, but he made up for it in a big way by clubbing his first career grand slam in leading the Brewers to a 10-6 win over the New York Mets in their series opener at Miller Park on Monday night.
The Brewers also got a four hit night from J.J. Hardy, who went a triple shy of the cycle. As a team, the Brewers collected 19 hits, the most they've had since 2005. McGehee has been the teams hottest hitter since he because a regular. He entered last night's game hitting .371 in his previous 28 games.
Braden Looper earned the win, his 6th of the season. Trevor Hoffman had to come on to get a 1-pitch save in the 9th. After Carlos Villanueva struggled in the 9th, Hoffman's only pitch turned into a double play that preserved the win and earned him his 572nd career save.
The Mets have dropped 4-straight and have fallen a game under .500 (37-38). Game two of the series is tonight.