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Series preview: Mets vs. Brewers

NEW YORK METS (20-15, first place/NL East) vs. MILWAUKEE BREWERS (12-23, fifth place/NL Central)

Friday: RHP Bartolo Colon (6-1, 3.30) vs. RHP Kyle Lohse (2-4, 7.03), 7:10 p.m. ET

Saturday: RHP Jacob deGrom (3-4, 3.46) vs. RHP Matt Garza (2-4, 4.04), 7:10 p.m. ET

Sunday: RHP Noah Syndergaard (0-1, 5.06) vs. RHP Wily Peralta (1-4, 3.80), 1:10 p.m. ET

BREWERS SHORT HOPS

  • Shortstop/leadoff hitter Jean Segura landed on the disabled list Thursday with a fractured right pinkie. Switch-hitting Luis Sardinas, who turns 22 on Saturday, was promoted from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Sardinas was acquired in a Jan. 19 trade that sent Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers. Segura jammed the finger on a headfirst slide Tuesday. He was hitting .262 with two homers and 12 RBIs and had six steals in 33 games.

  • Third baseman Aramis Ramirez, while still active, has missed six straight games with a back injury. He expects to return for Friday’s series opener against the Mets.

  • Craig Counsell signed a three-year contract to replace the fired Ron Roenicke as manager on May 4. The Brewers had a 7-18 record at the time of Roenicke’s dismissal. Counsell, 44, had not previously managed or coached. He had been serving as a special assistant to general manager Doug Melvin. Counsell played 16 major league seasons as an infielder, including in 2004 and from 2007 through ’11 with the Brewers.

  • Juan Centeno, who was claimed off waivers from the Mets on Oct. 31, is serving as Milwaukee’s backup catcher. Centeno is hitless in nine at-bats this season. He is up with Jonathan Lucroy on the DL with a fractured left toe. Minus Lucroy, Martin Maldonado has served as the primary catcher.

  • Two-time All-Star center fielder Carlos Gomez returned from the DL on May 2. He had been sidelined with a strained right hamstring. Gomez, a close friend of Juan Lagares, more recently missed three games with a sore right hip.

  • Closer Francisco Rodriguez re-signed with Milwaukee for two years, $13 million on March 14. K-Rod has 355 career saves, which places him 10th all time in MLB. Troy Percival ranks ninth, with 358.

  • Kyle Lohse lasted five innings in each of his past two starts. He has thrown 104 and 106 pitches, respectively, in those appearances.

  • Milwaukee’s 12-23 record is the worst in the majors. It is a half-game worse than the Philadelphia Phillies.