Game Recap: Dodgers 4 – Mets 3

A botched double play made all the difference Wednesday night as the Mets (20-25) fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers (25-22) by a score of 4-3. >> Read the full recap and box score at SNY.tv



Need to Know: Jacob deGrom gave up three earned runs on four hits, three walks and four strikeouts over six innings in his second big league start. The three runs came off solo shots by Adrian GonzalezYasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez.

After failing to bring in a run with the bases loaded in the third, the Mets are now 6-for-41 with the bases loaded this season.

Eric Campbell brought the Mets within one after he hit the first home run of his career — a two-run shot — during the sixth.

The Dodgers picked up their fourth run of the game after Jeurys Familia hesitated to throw to second with runners on first and third and one out in what should have been an inning-ending double play.

The Mets once again cut the deficit to one after Juan Lagares hit a triple in the ninth and was brought home by Daniel MurphyDavid Wright struck out to end the inning. 


What’s Next: The Mets will look to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Dodgers on Thursday when they send Jon Niese (2-3, 2.54 ERA) to the mound against Zack Greinke (7-1, 2.03 ERA) at 7:10 p.m.




178 comments
Macacawitz
Macacawitz

This is baseball.  It's entertainment.  It's not life and death.  The Mets have never been a world class organization, as a fan you learn early on to accept that fact early on.  They've been around for over a half century and have made the playoffs 7 times.  You go to a Mets game to have fun, if they win, all the better.  I've been a fan since the mid-60s, I've seen virtually all of it.  The Mets have had some awful teams in their history, but never have they been as "un-loveable" as they are now.  


Here's why.....


Since the Madoff fiasco, as a fan, I feel as though I have been lied to constantly.  In that time I've come to really dislike Alderson.  I now see him for who he is, a corporate hustler propped up by ownership who spouts a convincing line of nonsense designed to manipulate a credulous fan base while shoving wads of cash into the pockets of a corrupt ownership.  When Sandy says there are no constraints on payroll, he's lying, when he overvalues assets, he's lying (or at best exaggerating), when he says the organizations finances are not a problem, he's lying.  


And he's allowed to get away with it.


In the past the Mets would wear their hearts on their sleeves.  Win or lose you could identify with them because there was an honesty to their failings that the little guy could identify with.   Like the little guy they lost a lot more than they won, BUT, when they won, it was glorious.  Those days are done.  Now our team is run by "Captain Corporate Re-Org" who explain to us in an advanced level of empty jargon exactly why things are going to be so much better some time in the future.  Sandy's that middle manager who will sit down, smile at you, tell you have valuable you are, and then tell you exactly why he can't give you a raise.  


Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.  It's Come to Jesus time as a Mets fan.  Either it gets fixed, or I take my entertainment dollar somewhere else. 

Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee

I don't know how the Dodgers were only 2 games over .500 coming into this series. This line-up is straight beast and they have the best pitcher in baseball and a nasty rotation to follow that. I understand their bullpen is bad, but how bad can it possible be to make this a .500 team? Plus they have a very solid closer. Point is, they are easily the best team in the National League, so I understand why they would beat the Mets, especially at Citi Field. 

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

I have been a Met fan since 1962. I have watched some very bad teams during that time. There are times when I want very badly to throw something at the TV. And there are times when, I'm sorry to say, that I wish the team would lose every game so I don't have to watch what this inept management cadre has wrought. Can we bribe some hot young babe to secretly record Jeff or Fred making racist or misogynist statements? Hell, Selig probably still wouldn't do anything.  Not sure who blame on botched DP but Familia could very easily have turned and gotten the runner coming home. He's got electric stuff but is still very raw. Way I figure it, odds are 50/50 Duda starts tonight against Greinke. Any takers?

rstpigeon
rstpigeon

So, ready to just make Lagares the CFer? I am!



Good to see the bats come alive, though I wish the timing of the hits was a little better. I have to say I am getting sick of having 3-4 hitters in the lineup flirting with the Mendoza line.


dukewillie
dukewillie

I'm wondering if Terry got any sleep after last night's game. I mean, with Lagares and Flores getting 3 hits a piece, and Campbell getting 2 hits with a homer, how will TC justify sitting JL, Campbell and Flores to play EY, Tejada and Duda? Terry must have had nightmares last night.

mrmet57
mrmet57

Enough of CY, Tegada,Duda

Gerald Halloran III™
Gerald Halloran III™

This team is built to lose and it started with making David Wright the captain.  Who is our Hitting Coach and why has he/she not been fired?

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

Well Terry ya think Wilmer should be playing everyday?..DUH! bench Tejeda and have Lagares and Flores playing everyday! But we still need badly a true slugger on this team..we don't have one and there isn't any on the horizon in the minors... so? And I like Campbell but remember hes 27 yrs old  not a young rookie.

fuldsadick
fuldsadick

the money for Grandy/CY has already been spent , you can't get it back, so you might as well make the best of it..that means Campbell in LF, Lagares in CF and a Lefty/righty platoon of Grandy/CY in RF..that way for your $22.5m you may get a combined .240/33/100 in a strict RF platoon,,then next year replace Brown for CY and you will get the same or better numbers for $16m in RF

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

We could have won this game ..shame on the DP botching.

stalko
stalko

Hey, did we bring back Ike Davis? I swear that looks just like him.

TheJMan
TheJMan

-Wilpons lose millions; become scared to spend money

-Hire a GM, Vietnam Vet, disciplined, known to rebuild farm systems and slash payroll

-GM focuses on sabemetric principles and tries to find value with lesser talent
-GM institutes plan to extend at bats
-GM doesn't construct right team for this plan [hello Grandy and CY]

-all the while, bad team exposes dumb manager who can't overachieve with bad talent
-bad manager starts to crack, making poor decisions 
-the team's lack of preparation shows, mental errors, poor base running, not knowing the strike zone late in the games, etc..

-the fan base is fed up; exasperated 

-home games are filled with empty seats

-6th straight losing season on the horizon


how long before they mess up the young pitching, Lagares, trade Murph and not play the few other guys we want to root for, like Campbell

what a mess




drella
drella

if anyone wants to be dumb enough to give your money to the ownership by going to a game, at least get all the other fans to start a we want wally chant 


Joseph Grillo
Joseph Grillo

I am SO sick of hearing about "cavernous" CitiField!!!!! Adrian Gonzales does not seem to mind hitting moon shots there!!!!

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

DeGrom is going to be real good. Montero needs more work, so does Zack. Send them both down when Gee comes back.

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

Flores has to play everyday. Lagares has to play everyday. What is there to figure out, you moron of a manager?

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

Have I mentioned lately I hate this organization.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

It wasn't a botched play that cost us the game, it was the inept hitting of CY, GRANDERSON and RECKER that did us in.

xplr
xplr

I gotta tell you, it used to be when the Dodgers came in the team would routinely sell out. 23,000 people and a ton only came because of the LA pitcher? WOW. This team is going to lose tons of money this year.

johnsec125
johnsec125

24,000 in the ballpark, and 14,000 rooting for the dodgers. how pathetic this franchise has become.

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

"A botched double play made all the difference" - No.  The fact they only scored 3 runs made all the difference.  The fact that the Dodgers can hit HR's out of Citi Field made all the difference.

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

I hope they lose every game, and 2000 people show up at home games.

Maybe that will convince them to sell. Where's Donald Trump, when you need him ?

Joseph Grillo
Joseph Grillo

@Macacawitz Amen-couldn't have said it better myself. I have been a Met fan since the 1973 World Series and have never been as disgusted with this team as I am now. I hate being bulls$#tted! Sandy Alderson is the ultimate MLB corporate moneyball stooge that always has an evasive sarcastic comment on why things are the way they are.This team is unrootable, unwatchable and unlikeable. In the 70s we had some dark days-but Shea was always a fun place to go. Citifield is a corporate Dodger loving tomb that has no charm whatsoever. Having said that, winning cures all-don't see that any time soon nor do I see a change coming on how the Mets do business. The Wilpons are the problem and I will not be returning to Citifield anytime soon!!!!!

Ed Yano
Ed Yano

Of course Duda starts tonight,the question is does Campbell play LF?

@fuldsadick  You have to like Campbell's bat but you need speed in that outfield. 

@TheJMan  - How long BEFORE they mess up the young pitching? All you have to do is look back a few days. What coaching staff tells the MEDIA that they THINK their young pitcher with ONE game under his belt MIGHT have been tipping pitches? Why on earth would you talk to the media about that? It's always like it's their first day on the job. 

hankypanky
hankypanky

Nice analysis. You left out the part where rookies come up unprepared because of poor coaching in Las Vegas.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Amen. It's obvious the Opposition loves the dimensions at Citifield and feels at home there.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@cleonsvan Math doesn't quite work there. How do you send 2 SPs down when 1 returns? Who's the other replacement in the rotation?

dukewillie
dukewillie

@cleonsvan  Don't forget Campbell. He's been raking for the last 2 years in Vegas, and when given the opportunity, has hit well in the M.L. Time to give Campbell a shot a playing everyday, 1B, 3B (please, give DW a rest terry,) LF/RF.

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Agree. Bases loaded..nothing, 2nd and 3rd...nothing. It is easy to say crap like Familia should have thrown to the bag, Wilmer should not have been there (rightie power bat)...so it led to a run. We had all kinds of chances to win it where this play would have been insignificant.

Wilmer played a good game, Lagares played a good game as did Campbell, Wright, Murph and Grandy continues to recover. EY and CY are just not contributors in any meaningful way. I would rather see some of the Vegas guys in left.

@Haig Mathosian  - The only person I could think of that would make me actually burn all my gear is Donald Trump. I dream of a day where the Wilpons aren't the owners but I can honestly say if Trump bought the team I would stop being a fan out of embarrassment. 

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Haig Mathosian No that will just convince them to drop payroll even further. I said it when the Madoff situation 1st came out that the Wilpons will run this team as far into the ground as possible before they ever sell. Similar to Charlton Heston's famous quote to the NRA they'll have to pry this team from their cold dead hands. They will never voluntarily sell the team for the good of the franchise. They don't care about that it's purely a vanity project from them.

fuldsadick
fuldsadick

@fuldsadick true, maybe platoon him with Kirk or MDD and DFA EY jr, who sucks...the point really is a platoon of Grandy/CY..Grandy lifetime .272 vs rightys and CY lifetime .260 vs lefties

Doubleday
Doubleday

@hankypanky  There is nothing wrong with the coaches in Las Vegas.  It's the ones in Flushing that concern me.

Eric Hack
Eric Hack

Rookies come up hot and raking them sit and are ruined by Terry

Eric Hack
Eric Hack

If you knew anything about the game you would know Wilmer with his momentum toward first was the go to guy wile Murphy gaining into left would have had a difficult play

dukewillie
dukewillie

@Eric Hack  One of TC's hallmark traits. Bench the hot hitting rookies for a week before playing them.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

@Eric Hack Terrys the kind of Mgr that likes to play 36 yr olds with NO future.

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Might want to listen to the Post game. TC "it's Murph's play". Flores "it was Murphy's play"

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Actually Eric, you are wrong and you can check the write ups (e.g. Cerrone) that Flores got in the way.) He moved that way as the ball was hit, but it was Murphy's play. Thrown right away and Murph makes the play. In any event, that did't cause the loss.

You should learn more about the game, it is a lot more fun.

@Eric Hack  - Flores had the momentum but he had shifted over. They HAVE to know before the pitch is thrown who is covering. Murphy said it was him. 

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@Eric Hack Actually it depends whether it's lefty or righty at the plate. If it's a right handed hitter, Murph is closer to the bag for the DP. It would be his ball.