New York at Milwaukee

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Brewers 9, Mets 6

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MILWAUKEE -- Mets manager Willie Randolph gave Prince Fielder candy as a kid. But it was Fielder's sweet swing that sank New York on Friday night.

Fielder homered twice, Geoff Jenkins hit a three-run double and the Milwaukee Brewers finally figured out Jose Lima in a 9-6 victory over the Mets.

"I remember when he was a little baby and now he's coming back to haunt me," Randolph said. "I was always nice to him, you know. I gave him candy."

Fielder hit a two-run homer off left-handed reliever Darren Oliver to cap a six-run fifth inning when the Brewers scored all their runs with two outs.

Fielder, now 5-for-9 with two homers when teams bring in a lefty to face him, credited his father, former home run champ Cecil Fielder, with preparing him.

"All through high school and minor leagues, my dad always told me that lefties were going to be the guys that would come in and try to get me out," Fielder said. "I just really try to focus and go right back up the middle."

Carlos Delgado hit his 13th homer and David Wright drove in two runs for the NL East-leading Mets, who lost their fourth in five games.

Lima (0-2) came in with a 10-0 record and 1.92 ERA in 14 appearances against Milwaukee, and the Mets' starter was cruising into the fifth, allowing just two hits and one run.

But Lima loaded the bases on a hit batter, a walk and a single by Bill Hall. Brady Clark was nearly thrown out at third after making a wide turn on the single, but dove back just before Wright's tag.

Lima then fell behind Jenkins 3-0. He hit the next pitch foul, then smacked a sharp double that rolled to the center-field wall, clearing the bases and giving the Brewers a 4-3 lead.

"We really needed a big hit from one of our veteran players and he got it for us," Brewers manager Ned Yost said.

Lima was pulled for reliever Chad Bradford, who gave up an RBI single to Carlos Lee to close Lima's pitching line at 4 2/3 innings with five runs, four hits and three walks.

Randolph then went to Oliver, and Fielder hit the first pitch for an opposite-field home run to give Milwaukee a 7-3 lead.

"I got the lead. I didn't hold it," Lima said. "It's not the guys' fault, it's my fault. It's all my fault."

Fielder had already shown his prodigious power the previous inning, snapping an 0-for-13 skid. He fouled off three of Lima's pitches before hitting one so hard that Mets right fielder Endy Chavez just turned and watched it go.

"You can't try to do that," Fielder said. "I just try to make solid contact and let the ball do whatever it wants."

The drive was estimated at 475 feet, the second-longest since Miller Park opened in 2001, and it cut New York's lead to 3-1.

"All of a sudden, we score one run on Prince's homer and come back the next inning and put a bunch on the board," Yost said. "You just make your own luck every day."

Meanwhile, there was little in-between for Brewers starter Dave Bush (3-4), who either couldn't find the plate or fired 86 mph fastballs down the middle in the process of giving up four runs and seven hits in six innings.

"I really think the key to the ballgame was Dave Bush grinding it out tonight," Yost said. "He wasn't exceptionally sharp, but he did a great job of grinding through it and keeping us in the ballgame."

Derrick Turnbow retired Kaz Matsui on a grounder with runners at second and third for his 12th save in 12 chances after Dan Kolb gave up two runs in the ninth.

Bush allowed the first runner to reach in five of his six innings, and three came around to score. But the Mets squandered their best chance to open a sizable advantage after loading the bases with none out in the third.

Wright's sacrifice fly scored Paul Lo Duca to give New York a 3-0 lead, but Bush struck out Cliff Floyd on three pitches and got Matsui to fly out to end the inning.

"That's really a big part in the game," Randolph said. "We had a guy who was kind of struggling on the ropes. That's what I think more about than anything else."

Notes

Russell Branyan hit a home run in Miller Park estimated at 480 feet in 2004. ... Lima's ERA against the Brewers is now 2.37. ... The Mets will purchase Jeremi Gonzalez's Triple-A contract before his first scheduled start on Saturday. The Mets optioned reliever Heath Bell to Triple-A Norfolk after the game to make room for Gonzalez. ... Yost said that new starting pitcher Ben Hendrickson's velocity is good, but his poor command has caused problems. "He's not getting ahead in the count," Yost said. "That's a recipe for disaster." Hendrickson replaced Tomo Ohka (rotator cuff) in the rotation last week. ... Delgado's 382nd home run tied him for 51st place on the career list with Jim Rice and Frank Howard. Larry Walker is next with 383.

 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

P. Fielder
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 3
New York

C. Delgado
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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New York Mets
Jose Reyes, SS4110114
Paul Lo Duca, C5210003
Carlos Beltran, CF4001101
Carlos Delgado, 1B5231000
David Wright, 3B4012020
Cliff Floyd, LF4120112
Kaz Matsui, 2B5010016
Endy Chavez, RF4030000
Jose Lima, P2000013
    Chad Bradford, P0000000
    Darren Oliver, P0000000
   a- Jose Valentin, PH1001000
    Heath Bell, P0000000
    Pedro Feliciano, P0000000
   b- Xavier Nady, PH1000012
    Billy Wagner, P0000000
Totals3961253721 
a-grounded out for Oliver in the 6th
b-struck out for Feliciano in the 8th
Batting
2B - Paul Lo Duca (, Bush), Endy Chavez (, Bush)
HR - Carlos Delgado (, Bush)
SF - David Wright ()
RBI - Carlos Beltran (), Carlos Delgado (), David Wright 2 (), Jose Valentin ()
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Delgado (), David Wright ()
SB - Jose Reyes (, 2nd base off Bush/D. Miller)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Lima-Reyes-Delgado
New York Mets
Jose Lima (L,-) 4.2455321
Chad Bradford0111000
Darren Oliver 0.1111001
Heath Bell 1422010
Pedro Feliciano 1100010
Billy Wagner 1000030
HBP - Clark (by Jose Lima)
Pitches-Strikes - Jose Lima 79-49, Chad Bradford 1-1, Darren Oliver 4-2, Heath Bell 24-16, Pedro Feliciano 13-10, Billy Wagner 19-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Lima 5-6, Heath Bell 1-1, Pedro Feliciano 1-1
Batters Faced - Jose Lima 21, Chad Bradford 1, Darren Oliver 2, Heath Bell 7, Pedro Feliciano 4, Billy Wagner 3
Milwaukee Brewers
Rickie Weeks, 2B4110110
Bill Hall, SS4110112
    Dan Kolb, P0000000
    Derrick Turnbow, P0000000
Geoff Jenkins, RF4113013
Carlos Lee, LF4221000
Prince Fielder, 1B4233000
Corey Koskie, 3B3000100
Damian Miller, C3121000
Brady Clark, CF3110023
Dave Bush, P1000010
   a- Gabe Gross, PH1001000
    Jose Capellan, P0000000
   b- J.J. Hardy, PH-SS1000010
Totals329119378 
a-hit into fielder's choice for Bush in the 6th
b-struck out for Capellan in the 8th
Batting
2B - Geoff Jenkins (, Lima)
HR - Prince Fielder 2 (, Lima, Oliver)
SF - Damian Miller ()
SH - Dave Bush ()
RBI - Geoff Jenkins 3 (), Carlos Lee (), Prince Fielder 3 (), Damian Miller (), Gabe Gross ()
2-OUT RBI - Geoff Jenkins 3 (), Carlos Lee (), Prince Fielder 3 ()
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
E - Dan Kolb (, Wild throw), Rickie Weeks (, Wild throw)
Milwaukee Brewers
Dave Bush (W,-) 6743251
Jose Capellan 2200020
Dan Kolb 0.2321100
Derrick Turnbow (S,) 0.1000000
Pitches-Strikes - Dave Bush 102-66, Jose Capellan 30-23, Dan Kolb 24-17, Derrick Turnbow 3-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dave Bush 5-9, Jose Capellan 2-2, Dan Kolb 1-1, Derrick Turnbow 1-0
Batters Faced - Dave Bush 28, Jose Capellan 8, Dan Kolb 6, Derrick Turnbow 1
Game Information
Attendance - 26362
Game Time - 3:03
Temperature - 61
Umpires - Home - Rick Reed, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Laz Diaz