7/4/15

July 3rd 2015 -- Mets 2, Dodgers 1

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Friday night in Los Angeles, Noah Syndergaard and Clayton Kershaw matched up in a terrific pitcher’s duel. The Met s squeak out a 2-1 win over the Dodgers.

 The Met offense is still running in slow motion.

The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning when Adrian Gonzalez led off with a solo homer, his 14th on the year.  The Mets tied the game off Kershaw in the 4th when Wilmer Flores RBI single to right scoring John Mayberry Jr. 

In the 9th against Kenley Jansen, Lucas Duda doubled and went to third on an infield hit by Flores. Kevin Plawecki then hit a long sac-fly to center to score Duda with the go ahead run.

Syndergaard was brilliant in the no-decision going 6 allowing just 2 hits 1 run (earned) walking 2 and striking out 6.  His ERA falls 3.38.  Hansel Robles pitched 2 dominant scoreless innings in relief. He gets the win improving to 2-2. Jeurys Familia pitched the 9th for his 22nd save.  The Mets managed 7 hits on the night. Flores led the way going 3 for 4. Ruben Tejada went 2 for 4.  Kershaw went 7 innings allowing 5 hits 1 run (earned) walking 2 and striking out 7. Jansen takes the loss in relief falling to 2-1.

With the win the win the Mets snap their three game losing slide. They improve to 41-40 and are now 12-26 on the road.  They keep pace with the Nationals as they stay 3 ½ games behind in 2nd place in the NL east.  Saturday evening it’s game two of the series.  Matt Harvey (7-5 2.99) goes for the Mets, Zach Greinke (6-2  1.58) goes for Los Angeles. 

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