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  W: F. Peralta (10-5)   L: C. Carrasco (1-4)
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE12:10 PM CT, September 26, 2021
American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  Attendance: 43,430

Brewers bid to clinch NL Central title with sweep of Mets

According to STATS
According to STATS

New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

  1. The Brewers have won 13 of 17 meetings against the Mets when playing in Milwaukee since 2015, outscoring the Mets by 27 runs. However, the Mets took two of three from Milwaukee in their only series matchup this season.
  2. The Mets are coming off of back-to-back losses to the Red Sox. Boston's 12-5 win on Wednesday night marks the 10th game New York has given up double-digit runs. They are just 2-8 over their last 10 games, being outscored by 27 runs in the process.
  3. The Brewers have lost five straight games, including a four-game series sweep by the Cardinals, being outscored by 12 runs. This is only the third streak of losing five or more games this season for the Brewers.
  4. Javier Baez is currently on a seven-game hitting streak. His 27 hits in September rank him fifth in the NL, while his .380 (27/71) batting average places him fourth in MLB this month.
  5. Eric Lauer has given up just three earned runs over his last four games, including a season high eight strikeouts against Cleveland on Sept. 12. His 1.09 ERA in the month of September leads MLB (Minimum 20.0 IP).
  6. Tylor Megill will be looking to earn his fourth win in 17 games started tonight. He has a season ERA of 4.57, however when resting six or more days his ERA drops to 1.47 in 10 innings pitched. His last start came on Sept. 15 vs. St. Louis, an 11-4 loss.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/24/2021 thru 9/26/2021
(AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

The Milwaukee Brewers exited American Family Field on Saturday night imagining what it'd be like to clinch the National League Central title in Sunday's regular-season home finale.

The New York Mets headed to their hotel aware they'd be playing out the string in their upcoming final homestand. They likely were beginning the process of wondering how a once-promising season went awry.

The Brewers look to complete a three-game sweep of the Mets and clinch the fourth full-season division title in franchise history on Sunday afternoon.

Freddy Peralta (9-5, 2.65 ERA) is slated to take the mound Sunday against Carlos Carrasco (1-3, 5.24 ERA) in a battle of right-handers.

The Brewers (93-62) reduced their magic number to one Saturday night, when Corbin Burnes struck out nine over seven strong innings and Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run single of a 2-1 win.

The series finale is scheduled to begin at 2:10 p.m. EST, 10 minutes before the second-place St. Louis Cardinals visit the Chicago Cubs in search of their 16th straight win.

"I think it's better for us to go out and just get the three wins and do it ourselves, versus letting the Cardinals fall and giving it to us," Burnes said. "Hopefully, we'll come (out) playing good (Sunday). We've got Freddy on the mound, so we've got a pretty good chance."

The Brewers won the American League East in 1982, the year of the franchise's lone World Series appearance. They also won the NL Central in 2011 and 2018. Milwaukee also won the second half crown in the AL East during the strike-shortened 1981 season, when it finished with the best overall record in the division.

The Mets (73-81) looked like they were going to win the seventh division title in franchise history when they resided alone atop the NL East for 89 consecutive days from May 8-Aug. 6. But New York is 16-30 since Aug. 5 and was eliminated from playoff contention Saturday afternoon by virtue of the Philadelphia Phillies' 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

A spate of injuries and a sputtering offense proved too much to overcome for the Mets.

"I think it's pretty clear we didn't swing the bats well enough, that's obviously a big part of it -- losing guys to injuries, that doesn't help either, losing (ace Jacob deGrom) was a big part of that," outfielder Michael Conforto said Saturday night. "We're not happy to not be where we set out to be when we started in spring training."

Peralta took the loss in his most recent start last Monday, when he gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings in a 5-2 setback to the Cardinals.

Carrasco last pitched Sept. 18, when he took the defeat after surrendering two runs over six innings in the Mets' 5-3 loss to the Phillies.

Peralta has yet to face the Mets in his career.

Carrasco is 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA in three starts against the Brewers.

--Field Level Media

Updated September 26, 2021

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