The Milwaukee Brewers’ streakiness isn’t a problem when they’re winning games.
They’ll look to extend a season-high seven-game run when they open a three-game series with the visiting New York Mets.
Milwaukee opened the season 3-0 before dropping seven in a row. However, the Brewers have climbed back above .500 with their current seven-game win streak, including Thursday’s 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
“That’s baseball,” said Milwaukee’s Brady Clark, who matched a career high with four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth Thursday. `
“You play 162 games, so anything is bound to happen.”
Milwaukee has won its first four games in May for the first time since 1988, when it was still in the American League.
“We’re doing the little things to win ballgames,” said Brewers manager Ned Yost.
The Mets are also on a roll after taking three of four from the Philadelphia Phillies at Shea Stadium.
Mike Piazza snapped out of a 1-for-21 slump with four hits, including a three-run homer, in Thursday’s 7-5 win as New York posted its fourth victory in five games overall.
“You have a good feel of where you can go from there,” Mets manager Willie Randolph said. “Everyone making a contribution and the fact that we, for the first time all year, had most of our guys here, is just really encouraging.”
Mike Cameron made his season debut for the Mets, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. He also made an error in right field, the position he was forced to move to after New York acquired star center fielder Carlos Beltran in the offseason.
Cameron had been out since spring training with a wrist injury.