Overbay comes in riding a 10-game hitting streak, during which he is batting .500 (19-for-38) with 17 RBIs. The first baseman has homered in each of the first two games of this series, and is 6-for-8 with six RBIs so far against the Mets.
Overbay leads all major league first basemen with 31 RBIs and leads the National League with 21 extra-base hits.
“It’s a great feeling,” Overbay said. “It makes it a lot easier when you’re in that kind of groove. Everything slows down. You see the ball so good, whether they’re throwing 85 or 95 miles per hour. It looks the same.”
With Overbay leading the way, the Brewers can wrap up their six-game road trip on a positive note, after losing two of three in Cincinnati earlier this week. Milwaukee continues its stretch of 12 straight games against NL East opponents when it returns home Tuesday to face the Montreal Expos.
The Mets have squandered all the momentum they built coming into this series, after sweeping a three-game set from the San Francisco Giants. New York mustered just two hits in its 6-4 loss Saturday, failing to take advantage of nine walks.
New York continues to struggle through its injury problems, with outfielder Shane Spencer missing the first two games of the series with back spasms. Center fielder Mike Cameron returned to the lineup Saturday after missing two games with an injured hand, but the Mets are still missing Cliff Floyd and Jose Reyes, both of whom were originally expected back during this homestand.