The New York Mets (50-49) were shut out 1-0 by the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday at Chavez Ravine. It was the fourth time the Mets were shutout on the 11-game roadtrip.
The Mets finished the trip 2-9 and they’re now 20-33 away from Citi Field this season. The loss drops the Mets 2 1/2 games behind the second-place Philadelphia Phillies, who edged the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Sunday. The Mets remain 7 1/2 back of the Atlanta Braves, who lost to the Florida Marlins, 5-4.
New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers … recap and boxscore
Post Game Notes:
R.A. Dickey (7-2, 2.55) pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two and recording six strikeouts (70 pitches/55 strikes). He left the game after falling off the mound pitching to Clayton Kershaw. Dickey remained in the game for one more better before being relieved by Raul Valdes.
The Mets had seven hits in the game, leaving six runners on base and 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.
Carlos Beltran went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, dropping his season batting average to .167 in 11 games played.
Post Game Quotes:
David Wright (on Mets roadtrip): “There’s no question that everybody’s frustrated. I think it adds to the frustration that our starters have been throwing the ball extremely well and our bullpen’s been solid. We just can’t get any runs for them. But now is not the time to hang your head or mope around. We were going up against one of the best young pitchers in the league and we had some good at-bats today, but we hit some balls right at them.”
R.A. Dickey (on injury): “It seemed like [Manuel] was giving me a chance, but maybe my argument wasn’t compelling enough. I don’t know. But I definitely felt the compulsion to plead my case, and I did. On that small comebacker, with the pitcher running, I felt like I could afford to treat it a little more gingerly than I otherwise would. But I think that probably alarmed the powers that be.”