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Mets Bats Awaken, Avoid Sweep in 11-3 Win Over Dodgers

August 24th, 2014 at 8:19 PM
By Steve Popoloski

The New York Mets (61-70) salvaged the final game of their three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers (74-58) with an 11-3 win Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Outscored 13-6 in the first two games of the weekend, the Met offense belted out fourteen hits in support of Bartolo Colon, whose Met future stood in limbo at game time as he was placed on revocable waivers Saturday night.

Game Highlights

  • The Mets showed some power on Sunday, belting four homers in the ballgame, including two from Lucas Duda. Duda hit his team leading 25th and 26th home runs in the fourth, a three run shot that plated Daniel Murphy and David Wright and a solo homer in the eighth. Travis d'Arnaud hit his twelfth of the year with a solo shot of his own in the second, while Ruben Tejada hit his third of the season in the third inning, a two-run blast that also scored Juan Lagares.
  • The Dodgers had actually led this game early, as Matt Kemp singled home Adrian Gonzalez in the second to put LA up 1-0. They wouldn't score again until the sixth, when Gonzalez singled home Dee Gordon. That would be the only offense they'd get against Colon (W, 12-10) who went six innings, allowing the two runs (both earned) on five hits while walking one and striking out five.
  • Los Angeles starter Kevin Correia (L, 7-14) had his first rough outing as a Dodger after picking up the win in his first two starts with the team. Correia allowed seven runs (five earned) on seven hits while striking out one.
  • The Mets turned their first triple play since 2010 on Sunday, a 5-4-3-2 relay that saw Eric Campbell turn a grounder to second to force out Adrian Gonzalez. Murphy relayed to first to get Matt Kemp and Lucas Duda went home to gun down Yasiel Puig trying to score from third on the play.
  • Eric Young Jr. (triple, second inning) and Murphy (single, seventh inning) chipped in with the other RBI hits in the ballgame for the Mets, while Lagares also added a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
  • Buddy Carlyle tossed two innings of relief of Colon, allowing a Dee Gordon RBI triple for the third Dodger run. Carlos Torres pitched a scoreless ninth to seal the victory.

Player of the Game

  • Matching Adrian Gonzalez' five RBI effort from Saturday, Lucas Duda takes PotG honors for his big day at the plate on Sunday. Duda added a RBI single in the seventh that scored Curtis Granderson and would finish the day 3-for-5 with five RBI and two runs scored.

What's on Deck

  • The Mets now head home to open up a six-game homestand that will close out the month of August. They'll welcome the NL East rival Atlanta Braves for three starting on Tuesday when Dillon Gee (4-6, 3.84) takes on Alex Wood (9-9, 3.05) with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 PM.

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