The Brewers swept the Mets in their worst start to the season in 10 years


By far, the best part of the Mets' home run was Thursday's rainout.

Since then, the Mets have lost their first three games of the season for the first time since 2014, as Milwaukee completed a three-game sweep at Citi Field with a 4-1 win on Sunday.

For the second time in the Series, the Mets' bats were mostly silent, with just one run Sunday, two extra-base hits, and a pair of doubles.

Aside from being booed in front of each of his at-bats, not even Mets nemesis Rhys Hoskins was able to bring any drama to this game, although he did manage to take on Johan Alvarez again — this time with Alvarez striking out Hoskins after a bullpen — and — Early off the bat.

Mets bench coach John Gibbons was the acting head coach for Sunday's game with Carlos Mendoza suspended. Corey Sipkin for the New York Post

With rookie manager Carlos Mendoza serving a one-game suspension for Alvarez, who was banned for three games by MLB, for throwing behind Hoskins on Saturday, the Mets didn't show much of anything with bench coach John Gibbons running the show.

Taylor Miguel, making his first start of the season, struggled with his command, walking three and striking out a batter in his four-inning outing.

Megill gave up an unearned run on 29 pitches in the first inning.

Milwaukee added a run with a double in the second when Bryce Turang singled and stole second and Jackson Chorio followed with a fly ball that landed on the right track as Starling Marte appeared to lose track of it. Turang scored a goal to make the score 2-0.

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Mets outfielder Johan Ramirez came out on Sunday after appealing his suspension. Corey Sipkin for the New York Post

Francisco Alvarez, serving as the DH, continued his hot start at the plate with a double down the left field line with one out in the bottom of the second and scored on Tyrone Taylor's single to left field to cut the Mets' deficit to 2-1.

But that was the case for the Mets lineup and Miguel got into trouble again in the third inning, as he walked two singles to Christian Yelich and Willie Adams before hitting Oliver Dunn on a 3-2 pitch to load the bases for Haskins.

Trailing 2-0, Miguel got back to the full count before Hoskins just missed an extra-base hit down the left field line, with the ball being fouled.

Taylor Miguel reacts during the Mets' loss to the Brewers on Sunday. Corey Sipkin for the New York Post

Hoskins then hit a slow home run that Miguel helped turn into a double play in the bottom of the inning — but the right-hander needed 69 pitches to get past three innings.

The Mets had two on and two out against Colin Rea in the bottom of the inning. Taylor drew a walk on 12 pitches at bat to load the bases for Omar Narvaez, who flied out to right field to end the inning 30 pitches short.

Since Ramirez appealed his suspension, he has been available to take over for Miguel to start the fifth.

Willie Adams of the Brewers celebrates a win over the Mets on Sunday. AP

The right-hander gave up a bases-loaded RBI single to Dunn before fanning Hoskins, but Ramirez allowed another run in the sixth inning on an RBI double by William Contreras.

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He ate at least three innings to help limit the damage to the Mets' bullpen early in the season.

Marte added a two-out double in the eighth, but Alvarez shined in the hunt.

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