Result: The Mets fell to the Dodgers for the second straight night in Los Angeles, 7-4.
Need to know: Jacob deGrom made his return from the disabled list Saturday night and pitched well despite giving up five runs in six innings pitched. The rookie right-hander was done in by a three-run homer from Adrian Gonzalez, which proved to be the difference in the game. DeGrom struck out seven and walked two.
Juan Lagares put the Mets in front in the fourth inning with a three-run home run, scoring Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud. Los Angeles scratched two run against deGrom in the bottom half inning before Gonzalez’s blast put them ahead for good in the fifth inning. Duda hit a solo home run in the sixth to bring the Mets within a run, but the Dodgers scored twice more in the seventh to put the game out of reach.
What’s next: The Mets close out their series with the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. Bartolo Colon (11-10, 3.85 ERA) is set to toe the rubber against right-hander Kevin Correia (2-0, 4.09 ERA). The game will start at 4:10 p.m. ET.