The Mets and Dodgers have played against each other for 55 years before this season and L.A. had never swept them. Well, the 56th year apparently is the charm, as the Dodgers shut out the Mets, 8-0, Sunday night to complete the seven-game series sweep.
The game was moved to the national ESPN game, which combined with our lack of success against the Dodgers and our general dismal performance on Sundays made this game a virtual lock for a loss.
Dodgers jumped on top early without the aid of a homer but reverted to their long ball ways against the Mets with two moon shots. Steven Matz gave up one to Justin Turner and Josh Smoker gave up one to lefty Cody Bellinger, the 12th extra-base hit he’s allowed against a LHB this season. Remind me again why he has a roster spot? His ERA now stands at 7.32 for the year.
Travis d’Arnaud had the only hit in the game for the Mets. Erik Goeddel retired both batters he faced, including one strikeout. He now has 17 Ks in 15 IP this year for the Mets. Yep, those were the team’s highlights in the game.