The Milwaukee Brewers didn’t extend a qualifying offer this week to Hart, who missed the entire 2013 season following surgery on both knees.
It took a familiar face to finally cool off the Brewers. Chris Capuano downplayed his return to Milwaukee going into the game, but acknowledged afterward that it was “a little strange” to be on the visiting side at Miller Park.
Ron Roenicke showed he can win as a fill-in manager. Now he gets a chance to do it every day.
The Mets’ 9-2 loss to Milwukee on Thursday guaranteed that the Amazins will finish with a second straight losing season. New York (77-82) struck out 13 times in dropping its third in a row to the Brewers.
Prince Fielder hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for an 8-7 victory over the New York Mets Wednesday night after squandering a six-run lead in the first game of a doubleheader.