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Mets Overpowered by Dodgers, Lose 4-3

May 21st, 2014 at 11:48 PM
By Steve Popoloski

The New York Mets (20-25) dropped their second straight game to the Los Angeles Dodgers (25-22) Wednesday night by a score of 4-3 at Citi Field. Despite allowing three homer runs over the course of the game, the Mets were resilient in this one, battling back all night but ultimately falling short, taking their third straight loss.

Los Angeles built a three run lead one three solo homers, as Adrian Gonzalez homered in the second and later, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez went back-to-back in the sixth. Mets rookie starter Jacob deGrom (L, 0-2) allowed all three dingers, finishing with a line of three runs allowed on four hits and three walks over six innings of work. He also struck out four in his second career start for the Mets,both of which counted as quality starts, despite his 0-2 record.

The Mets would answer with a round-tripper of their own in the bottom half of the sixth, when Eric Campbell belted his first career MLB homer to deep left, also scoring Curtis Granderson. That would be all they would get off LA starter Hyun-jin Ryu, who allowed just the two runs on nine hits and a walk over six innings in his first start back after missing three weeks with shoulder trouble.

After the Dodgers grabbed an insurance run on a Ramirez groundout in the eighth that plated Chone Figginsto extend the lead to 4-2. With Kenley Jansen on the mound, the Mets would get one back in the ninth as Juan Lagares scored on a Daniel Murphy groundout to close the gap to 4-3. Jansen (SV, 13) would strike out David Wright however, to end the ballgame and preserve the win.

The Mets and Dodgers conclude their three-game series Thursday night in a 7:10 PM matchup at Citi Field.

Post-game Notes

  • The Mets outhit the Dodgers 13-5, but hit into two double plays and left nine on-base over the ballgame. Lagares, Wright and Wilmer Flores each had three hits apiece.
  • LA's big hitters are coming through in this series as Puig and Gonzalez have combined to go 7-for-15 with five RBI and five runs scored.
Tags: Adrian Gonzalez, Baseball, Citi Field, Eric Campbell, Hanley Ramirez, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Jacob DeGrom, Juan Lagares, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Yasiel Puig

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