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Mets Game 34: Loss to Dodgers

Dodgers 4 Mets 2

A weekend sweep wasn’t in the cards for the Mets, but at least they finished their homestand with an even 3-3 record. And yes, going .500 is something to be pleased about when you are in last place with a 15-19 overall record.


Today’s Mets Lineup vs. Dodgers

The Mets go for the sweep against the Los Angeles Dodgers this afternoon. Here is the lineup they will send to the plate against lefty Clayton Kershaw:

Jose Reyes – SS
Justin Turner – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Jason Bay – LF
Ronny Paulino – C
Ike Davis – 1B
Scott Hairston – RF
Jason Pridie – CF
R.A. Dickey – P

Not surprising to see Justin Turner in there against the lefty, particularly after his big hit last night. Mildly surprising to see Ronny Paulino catching R.A. Dickey, but he historically destroys lefthanded pitchers. You may be surprised to see him hitting ahead of Ike Davis, who is arguably the Mets’ best hitter in this young season. But, Ike has only 4 hits in his last 28 at-bats and is hitting just .179 against lefties this year.

Hey look: Scott Hairston is playing right field. Though Carlos Beltran is scorching the ball, he hasn’t had a rest in quite some time. And remember, Hairston was signed specifically to spell Beltran and to hit against LHPs.


Mets Game 33: Win Over Dodgers

Mets 4 Dodgers 2

Justin time, Mr. Turner made a pinch-hitting appearance to drive in the game winning run.

Justin Turner ripped a pinch-hit, two-run single in the 8th — perhaps the longest single in Citi Field history — to score Jasons Bay and Pridie to give the Mets a victory over the Dodgers.


Mets Game 32: Win Over Dodgers

Mets 6 Dodgers 3

How can you not be proud of Jason?

Defensive specialist Jason Pridie followed an intentional walk of Ike Davis with a three-run homer to give the Mets a lead they’d never relinquish, powering the team to their 14th victory of the season.