Final Recap: Dodgers 4 – Mets 2

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The Los Angeles Dodgers (27-24) defeated the New York Mets (28-21) by the final score of 4-2 tonight at Citi Field. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_05_29_lanmlb_nynmlb_1#game=2016_05_29_lanmlb_nynmlb_1,game_tab=box,game_state=Wrapup

Game Notes:

  • Bartolo Colon pitched a solid game tonight going 6 innings while allowing only 2 runs on 7 hits. He struck out 3 and only walked 1 batter.
  • Curtis Granderson was 2-4 with a double and an RBI triple to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 1-4 with a solo HR.
  • Jeurys Familia was hung with the loss tonight giving up a bases loaded 2-run single in the top of the 9th.

It has been a rough couple days for us Mets fans. Last night was a complete disaster and tonight was a heartbreaker, after the Mets rallied in the bottom of the eighth on a Curtis Granderson RBI triple off of Dodgers reliever Mike Liberatore, to tie the game. Jeurys Familia has not looked himself at all in his last two outings, both coming against the Dodgers. Tonight in the top of the ninth, Familia loaded the bases, and then allowed a two run RBI single to Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. It would probably be in Familia’s best interest to take a day or two off as he almost cost the Mets a victory on Friday but ultimately cost them one tonight. I believe fatigue could be the factor as Familia has seen his ERA rise to 4.07 with tonight’s outing. However despite the loss, I loved the Mets fight tonight as they immediately took advantage of the Dodgers pulling Kershaw out of the game and tied it up. With tonight’s loss the Mets drop a game out of first place behind the Washington Nationals.

The Mets will have to put this game in the back of their mind as quickly as possible as they have a matinee game tomorrow afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. The Mets will unpleasantly welcome another Mets killer to Citi Field, as White Sox shortstop Jimmy Rollins will make his 2016 Citi Field debut at some point in this series. With Rollins great career numbers against the Mets, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least bit if he starts all three ball games.  It appears we also won’t see recently acquired James Loney until Tuesday as the Mets will face a left-handed pitcher tomorrow afternoon. The White Sox who had been on top of the AL Central Division for the majority of the season have been struggling recently falling out of first place, and this would be a great series for the Mets to get back on track against a struggling ball club. 

  • The Mets and White Sox open their three game series at Citi Field tomorrow with a Memorial Day matinee, with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 pm et. You can watch tomorrow’s game on SNY and ESPN.
  • Matt Harvey (3-7, 6.08 ERA) who threw a one-hit shutout against the White Sox back in 2013 will face southpaw Jose Quintana (5-4, 2.22 ERA) who first signed with the Mets as an international free agent out of Colombia back in 2006.

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