MILWAUKEE — Max Scherzer was pulled from his two hundredth win with an ideal recreation intact, and the New York Mets clinched their first playoff berth in six years by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 on Monday night time.
Reinstated from the injured checklist earlier than the sport, Scherzer (10-4) struck out 9 in six innings. The 38-year-old ace threw solely 68 pitches, however that was so far as the NL East leaders let him go in his first begin in 16 days.
Christian Yelich doubled main off the seventh towards Tylor Megill, making his first main league aid look after 27 begins. Megill additionally got here off the injured checklist Monday.
Pete Alonso hit a three-run homer off reigning NL Cy Younger Award winner Corbin Burnes (10-8), and the Mets received their fifth straight to wrap up a minimum of one of many three Nationwide League wild playing cards. They lead the NL East by one recreation over defending World Collection champion, Atlanta, which beat Washington 5-2 at house.
It’s the tenth postseason look within the franchise’s 61-season historical past, and first because the Mets misplaced to San Francisco within the 2016 NL wild-card recreation.