The Mets dropped the rubber game of their weekend series against the Dodgers 4-2 at Citi Field this evening.
- It was the Bartolo Colon versus Clayton Kershaw show, and it was amazingly not all that one-sided. Colon went 6 innings while giving up two earned runs and striking out three. It wasn’t phenomenal, but he certainly kept the Mets in it. He also had a pretty nice play in the fourth by snatching a comeback liner out of the air off of Yasiel Puig.
- Kershaw was, you guessed it, phenomenal. He kept the Mets hitters off balance all night with his sheer…Kershawness. He struck out 10 in 7.2 innings while giving up two earned runs. The Mets managed to run his pitch count up to the point where Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had to give in to the fear of using his bullpen (the “not Kenley Jansen” division) at any point in an actual game. Kershaw left the game with a one run lead and was lifted for Adam Liberatore in the bottom of the eighth, who promptly gave up a game tying triple to Curtis Granderson. That Dave Roberts was on to something.
- Speaking of Granderson, it may be that he’s heating up. He was 2-4 tonight with that RBI triple. Perhaps we’re starting to see signs of the Granderson of the second half of last season. The Mets sure could use him, as this lineup is getting barer and barer with every injury.
- What is there to say about Jeurys Familia except that he’s been tremendously awful? He had his second straight terrible outing against the Dodgers, struggling to locate his splitter and coughing up two runs in his inning of work in the ninth, costing the team the game. He’s not been good, and it would do the Mets well to find out what the heck is wrong with him.
- Asdrubal Cabrera hit a homer off of Kershaw, and that was fun. It really wasn’t all that bad of a game until Familia decided we had enough fun and it was time to go home.