The New York Mets were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 3-1 Mets. Steven Matz started for the Mets and pitched ok, the bullpen was good and the offense only managed three hits.
Matz pitched five innings giving up three runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Matz took the loss, Bartolo Colon pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out two, Tyler Clippard pitched a perfect inning and Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning.
Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and eight strikeouts. Kershaw got the win as he got the monkey off of his back for now. Chris Hatcher pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and a strikeout and Kenley Jansen pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out two and earned his second save of the postseason.
Curtis Granderson drew a walk, David Wright drew two walks and Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI. Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, Juan Lagares had a hit and Murphy hit a homerun. The Mets were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Granderson had a stolen base.
Enrique Hernandez had two hits, Howie Kendrick had a hit and Adrian Gonzalez had a hit and an RBI. Justin Turner had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Cory Seager drew a walk and A.J. Ellis had a hit. Kershaw had a hit, Turner hit a double and the Dodgers were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
In the third Gonzalez hit an RBI single giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. In the third Turner hit a two run double to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead. In the fourth Murphy hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-1 and that would be the final score.
The two teams will head back to L.A. for game five winner take all on Thursday night. The winner will advance to the NLCS to take on the Chicago Cubs.