Murphy and Teagarden Blast Brew Crew

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by Ed Tsunoda on June 11, 2014

Daniel Murphy hit a 2 run homer and Taylor Teagarden hit a grand slam in his first game since coming up to replace Travis d’Arnaud to power the Mets to a win in the series opener with the Brewers 6-2. Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched 6 innings of 3 hit one run ball for the win.


“If I could help get the monkey off the back, whatever it takes,” Teagarden said.Called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday to replace demoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud, Teagarden connected for his second career slam after Marco Estrada walked the bases loaded in the sixth inning.

The 30-year-old Teagarden had struck out in his first two at-bats. He said his teammates let him know just how poorly they’ve done with the bases loaded after he returned to the dugout.

Playing in front of a season-low Citi Field crowd of 20,206 that booed Ryan Braun in each of his four plate appearances, the Mets improved to 11 for 64 (.172) with the sacks full.

“He didn’t know you weren’t supposed to get a hit,” manager Terry Collins said with a big grin.

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