The Dodgers continue to bash their way to wins over the Mets, as they clubbed five homers en route to a 7-4 win Saturday afternoon at Citi Field.
The Mets used three solo homers in the first inning to jump out to an early 3-0 lead. Michael Conforto led off with a blast and with two outs, Wilmer Flores and Curtis Granderson left the yard back-to-back.
Seth Lugo held the Dodgers hitless for 4.2 innings but the roof caved in on him in the sixth as he allowed two homers to tie the game. Paul Sewald came on in relief and gave up two more blasts and ended up taking the loss. And just for fun, Fernando Salas surrendered a gopher ball in the ninth.
Rene Rivera hit a solo shot of his own in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mets 11 HR in six games against the Dodgers this year. But L.A. has 23 HR this year against N.Y. In the booth, Keith Hernandez talks about the need to pitch upstairs against these guys who employ a big uppercut swing. Instead we see too many pitches that are thigh high to belt high over the heart of the plate.