The New York Mets are coming off their worst losing streak of 2012 after enduring consecutive sweeps at the hands of the Atlanta Braves and the league-leading Washington Nationals. The Mets (65-78) now get to spend the weekend in Milwaukee, where the surging Brewers -- 18-5 in their last 23 games -- haven't lost since Aug. 19.
The Brewers (72-71) are over .500 for the first time since mid-April and are only three games out of the second wild card spot. Milwaukee will run out right-hander Mike Fiers (9-7, 3.05) Friday night, who will make his first career start against New York.
The Mets will start Jonathon Niese (10-9, 3.47) Friday, a right-hander who, like Fiers, hasn't received much run support this year. Niese has made quality starts in his last five appearances, but has lost his last three. New York scored a total of three runs in those games.
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