Dodgers 8 Mets 3
As Meatloaf might have said, three out of four ain’t bad.
Mets Game Notes
When I predicted a sweep by the Mets, I failed to consider that the Dodgers might resemble a Major League club with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. As it was, Kershaw wasn’t particularly spectacular — for him — and for once the Dodgers offense gave him an explosion of support. I suppose it was only a matter of time before LA finally scored a few runs. Hey, I’m not going to get bent out of shape because the Mets lost one game out of four.
Dillon Gee threw his usual solid six innings, allowing only two earned runs but four runs total in his outing. That pair of earned runs were the only earned runs of the ballgame — the other six were unearned. But hey, the Mets’ defensive inadequacies are overblown, right?
The Mets mustered only five hits against Kershaw, who had a pretty nasty curve working for most of the ballgame. He showed signs of fatigue in the seventh, and LA manager Don Mattingly made the right move in removing him after that inning and 116 pitches.
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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.