MIAMI, FL - MAY 12: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets hits during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 12, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
The New York Mets will try to rebound from a heartbreaking loss to the Miami Marlins when the open a short two-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. The Mets will try to attempt to bounce back against an up and down Brewers squad that has won three of five.
After winning five straight, the New York bullpen imploded twice over the weekend, including a ninth inning on Sunday that saw the Marlins score six runs. That final inning was capped off by a walk-off grand slam by Giancarlo Stanton.
Taking the ball for Terry Collins on Monday night will be journeyman Miguel Batista (0-1, 5.89 ERA) as the team attempts to patch the rotation together until Chris Young returns from shoulder surgery. The Brewers counter with Yovani Gallardo (2-3, 5.35 ERA), fresh off a win over the Cincinnati Reds on May 8.
The Mets offense will continue to lean on the red-hot David Wright. The third baseman brought his average back up to .400 by going 13-for-27 with five extra base hits and seven RBI over the last week. That performance earned him the top spot in the latest SB New York Power Rankings.
You can catch all the action Monday locally on SNY or WFAN 660 with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m.