The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. The game took place at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California and the final score was 4-2. Steven Matz started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen was good. Curtis Granderson led the offense with a couple of hits.
Matz pitched six innings giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and five strikeouts. Matz won his fifth game of the season. Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Antonio Bastardo walked a batter in 1/3 of an inning and Jim Henderson pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one. Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and he saved his 11th game of the season.
Scott Kazmir started for the Dodgers and lost his third game of the season. He pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs with three of them being earned. He walked four and struck out six, Adam Liberatore pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Joe Blanton pitched an inning walking one and striking out one and Louis Coleman pitched to two batters and struck them both out. J.P. Howell pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Chris Hatcher pitched to one batter and retired him.
Granderson had two hits and an RBI, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and David Wright drew a walk. Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Lucas Duda drew two walks, Wilmer Flores had a hit and drew a walk and Kevin Plawecki had a hit and an RBI. Matz had a hit and an RBI, Alejandro De Aza had a hit and Matz and Cabrera each hit a double. Granderson and Plawecki each hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Flores had a stolen base and De Aza was caught stealing. Flores and Lagares each committed an error.
Howie Kendrick had a hit, Adrian Gonzalez drew a walk and Justin Turner had a hit and drew a walk. Trayce Thompson had a hit and two RBI, A.J. Ellis had a hit and Charlie Culberson had two hits. Thompson hit a homerun and the Dodgers were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Kendrick and Culberson each had a stolen base and Kendrick committed an error. Hernandez committed two errors and Howell had a pickoff.
In the first Granderson hit a solo homerun giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the second Plawecki hit a solo homerun to make it 2-0 Mets. Cespedes hit an RBI single in the third to stretch the lead to 3-0 Mets. In the fourth Thompson hit a two run homerun cutting the lead to 3-2. In the sixth Matz hit an RBI double to give the Mets a 4-2 lead and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play game two of four on Tuesday night.