The New York Mets have won their last six-out-of-seven games entering Monday night on Memorial Day against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road. New York did a lot of things right, but Los Angeles’s defense threw out the Mets runners three times, including two to home plate and it was one of the reasons why the Dodgers won 9-5.
I have never seen in baseball before a team getting thrown out from the outfield three times in a game. There are times you have to give credit to the Los Angeles outfielders in throwing out runners but at the same time, it is also poor base running by New York.
In the top of the first-inning, Pete Alonso hit an RBI single for the New York Mets.
In the bottom of the first-inning, Corey Seager tied the game at one for the Los Angeles Dodgers on a fielder’s choice to first base, which allowed a run to score.
Cody Bellinger hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third-inning for Los Angeles. off of Jacob deGrom.
J.D. Davis hit a 2-run homer in the fifth-inning for New York off of Clayton Kershaw.
Jacob deGrom left the game after the fifth-inning with a 3-2 lead. He gave up seven hits and two runs. Jacob deGrom only walked one batter and struck out two.
The Mets bullpen imploded in the sixth-inning.
Chris Taylor tied the game at three for the Dodgers on a solo home run off of Tyler Bashor in the sixth-inning.
Enrique Hernandez hit a pinch-hit three-run homer for Los Angeles later in the sixth-inning off of Daniel Zamora.
Corey Seager also drove in a run on a bases loaded hit by pitch and Alex Verdugo also hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth-inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Los Angeles’s bullpen tried very hard to implode in the eighth-inning.
Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth-inning off of Joe Kelly for New York.
With the bases loaded and one out in the eighth-inning, J.D. Davis hit a fly ball to Cody Bellinger in right field. Carlos Gomez tagged from second base. Bellinger threw a dart to third base and Gomez was thrown out. Tomas Nido should have scored before Gomez was thrown out but he didn’t.
The Dodgers scored one more run in the bottom of the eighth-inning on a RBI single by Chris Taylor.
Clayton Kershaw (5-0) was the winning pitcher for Los Angeles. He pitched six innings and gave up 10 hits and three runs. Kershaw walked one batter and struck out five.
Tyler Bashlor (0-2) was the losing pitcher for the New York Mets. He pitched 0.1 innings and gave up three hits and three runs.
Kelly Jansen picked up his 15th save of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched 1.2 innings and gave up one hit. Jansen also struck out three batters.
The projected pitching match up for Tuesday night’s game in Los Angeles is Steven Matz (3-3, 3.63 ERA) for New York and Rich Hill (1-1, 2.67 ERA) for Los Angeles. This will be the second game in this four-game set.