2:05 PM ET, August 2, 2007
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
• Summary: Damion Easley broke a sixth-inning tie with an inside-the-park home run and the Mets scored three more times in the seventh, helped by shortstop J.J. Hardy's error and an RBI double from reliever Jorge Sosa, in a 12-4 victory over the slumping Brewers. Milwaukee catcher Johnny Estrada and manager Ned Yost almost got into a fight in the dugout tunnel during the game.
• Goat: The Brewers' pitching was battered all night. Starter Chris Capuano gave up five runs in six innings, Carlos Villanueva allowed three runs in 2/3 of an inning and Chris Spurling allowed four runs in one inning.
• Figure this: Brian Lawrence gave up three runs and eight hits in five innings for the victory -- his first major-league win since Sept. 29, 2005.
• Quotable: "I wish we could just erase our minds at the start of every game and just focus on this game and not worrying about being in first or being in second." -- Yost
-- ESPN.com news services
Mets 12, Brewers 4
Hart had his third multihomer game and second this season. ... Luis Castillo's family hasn't yet made the move from Minneapolis, so the Mets' new second baseman was initially concerned when he heard about the bridge collapse on Wednesday evening. His family was fine, but the former Twins player was left shaking his head about the tragedy. "It's unbelievable," Castillo said. ... The Mets designated catcher Mike DiFelice for assignment on Thursday.
Regular Season Series
|1st||C Delgado doubled to deep right, D Wright scored.||1||0|
|1st||M Alou singled to center, C Delgado scored.||2||0|
|2nd||T Graffanino singled to left, J Estrada scored.||2||1|
|2nd||C Hart singled to left, T Graffanino scored, C Capuano to second.||2||2|
|5th||D Wright homered to right center.||3||2|
|5th||C Hart homered to left.||3||3|
|6th||D Easley inside-the-park home run to deep center, M Alou scored.||5||3|
|7th||L Milledge singled to left, D Wright scored, C Delgado to third, D Easley to second, C Delgado scored on error by shortstop J Hardy.||7||3|
|7th||J Sosa hit a ground rule double to deep center, D Easley scored, L Milledge to third.||8||3|
|9th||M Anderson hit a ground rule double to left, R Castro and L Milledge scored.||10||3|
|9th||J Reyes homered to right, M Anderson scored.||12||3|
|9th||C Hart homered to left center.||12||4|
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|Stadium||Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI|
|Attendance||41,704 (99.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||89 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Brian Gorman|