Thursday, April 25, 2013

The New York Mets lose the rubber game matinee to the Los Angeles Dodgers

The New York Mets lost by the score of 3-2 on Thursday afternoon to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Jeremy Hefner started for the Mets and pitched well, his best game of the season. There wasn’t a Mets player who had more then one hit and they only managed five hits as a team. 
Hefner pitched seven innings giving up three hits and a run. He walked three and struck out four. Brandon Lyon pitched 2/3 of an inning retiring both batters that he faced, Scott Rice took the loss pitching 2/3 of an inning and giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and Bobby Parnell pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit.

Ruben Tejada had a hit and drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew a walk and David Wright had an RBI and drew a walk. Lucas Duda had a hit, Marlon Byrd had a hit and Ike Davis had a hit and an RBI. Colin Cowgill drew a walk, Byrd hit a double and Davis hit a homerun. The Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Byrd had an outfield assist

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven innings giving up three hits and a run. He walked three and struck out eight. Kenley Jansen picked up the win his first of the season pitching an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts and Brandon League picked up his sixth save of the season pitching an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout.

Carl Crawford had a hit, Nick Punto had a hit and Matt Kemp had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Andre Ethier had a hit and an RBI, Juan Uribe had a hit and an RBI with three walks and Punto hit a double. The Dodgers were 3-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Sellers committed an error.

Kemp hit an RBI single in the first giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. David Wright hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth to tie the game at one. In the ninth Ethier hit an RBI single and Uribe hit an RBI single to make it 3-1 Dodgers. Davis hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the ninth to make it 3-2 but that was the final score.

The Mets dropped two out of three in the series and their record overall fell to 10-10. The Dodgers record improved to 10-11 on the season. The Mets will begin a three game series with the Philadelphia Phillies at home on Friday night.

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