Thursday, August 15, 2013

Game #118: Dodgers 5, Mets 4 (12)

The trouble started when MetsBlog accidentally posted a recap of the Mets' "4-2 victory over the Dodgers." You can figure out the rest.

Andre Ethier's two-run homer off LaTroy Hawkins tied it in the 9th, and back-to-back doubles by Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez off Pedro Feliciano in the 12th handed the Dodgers the 5-4 victory and a sweep over the Mets.

The Bad Stuff:
  • Mark Ellis led the 9th off with a single, then Jerry Hairston's comebacker clipped Hawkins on the mound as he got the man at first. Ethier's shot to left field assured Mets fans of another late night, and the team put up scant offense in extras before Puig's and Gonzalez's one-two punch in the 12th.
  • The Mets hit 2-8 with RISP and stranded 11 men on base.
The Good Stuff:
  • Dillon Gee was solid once again, going six innings and allowing two runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out four.
  • Marlon Byrd was a triple away from the cycle, going 3-6 with a three-run homer in the 3rd.
  • Andrew Brown had three hits to fill in for a resting Eric Young.
Final Analysis:
I have noticed that as rough the season has seemed, New York has rarely been swept. In this case, they were swept by a team on the greatest 48-game single-season stretch in National League history. What are you gonna do?

The Padres won't be nearly as tough this weekend; at least there's that to look forward to.


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