Game recap: Dodgers 7 – Mets 4

Result: The Mets fell to the Dodgers for the second straight night in Los Angeles, 7-4.


New York Mets v Los Angeles Dodgers


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.


Links: AP RecapBox Score


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.




76 comments
JasonMiles
JasonMiles

David Wright at this point looks like Ike Davis of 2013. His swings are lousy. He's chasing balls and he doesn't have a clue. he should sit down for a few days

Chris Kujawa
Chris Kujawa

Wright has 10/5 rights he's going nowhere

Metsfan62
Metsfan62

So tired of watching David Wright . Big DW fan but he stinks bad should not be batting third anymore. David if your hurt shut it down your not doing the team any favors !

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

I just love how people trash Wright saying he's "decomposing" "done" "been horrible for the last X number of years"

Yes he's killed this team this year. No question. But just LAST YEAR he led ALL MLB 3b in OPS. 

He's not going to hit 30+ HR's a year anymore. Guess what not many people are. That's not what baseball is today.

Wright's career HR year 2008 he hit 33 HR's. That year 28 guys hit 30+ HR's. Last year only 14 guys hit 30+. 

That's just baseball. To hold Wright to those standards just isn't fair. 

IMO he's been hurt all year long but tried to play through everything. But to say the guy is done is premature. 

Could he be? Absolutely. But have a little perspective instead of just blindly trashing the guy. 

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

Trade Wright to Baltimore or at least move him down in the line-up.  His double plays and strike-outs are killing every chance we have to score all season.

saxon
saxon

The call for all the minor league rs to come up in September might not happen for Sandy's way of thinking...A potential loss in value if they under-perform like MDD, Flores, Montero...So Reynolds, Herrera, Plawecki and others will probably stay where they are...In my opinion this is wrong...

I'd be happy with one call up...WALLY

Michael Paulsen
Michael Paulsen

No end in sight for the losing. This regime must go!!

r_in_ct
r_in_ct

Not that this team was ever "good," but it also seems to have quit on Collins (not that I blame them), which maybe not-so-coincidentally started right around the time that "sources" started chattering about him being back next year. Coincidence? [*adjusts tin foil hat*] #conspiracy?

Raymond Clancy
Raymond Clancy

Same lineup with no tweaks to the batting order every night. I think they have given up and that all rest on collins shoulder. For the love of god fire him and get Wally Backman

Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

Remember the days when we had to hear about how we have to wait until we had to get Bay's contract off the books, b4 we go out and spend. I feel we are in for it again with Granderson. I certainly hope not, but just a hunch.

matt greco
matt greco

11 weekend games in CA this year, 2 wins.  thanks a lot, losers.  glad i didn't buy all three games this weekend off the bat so i don't have to waste my time sitting in traffic to watch them get swept tomorrow...

matt greco
matt greco

here we go again, giving a game ball to one of these bums.  they suck.  stop giving out a game ball to a loser.

1harris1
1harris1

I missed the game tonight, but I see where Duda homered again.  He might go for 30 HR this season.  Not bad at all.


Sounds like deGrom was great guns early, and then he gave it up.  Disappointing.


Last start for Colon as a Met tomorrow?

Mark Martelli
Mark Martelli

These teams don't belong in same league. Dodgers are a much better team (owners, players, coaches, manager, etc)

pointguard
pointguard

Mets will hold on to their pitching surplus.They will bring up Matt Reynolds to play SS,and sign  Melky Cabrera to play LF.Try to move grandersons contract and sign M. Byrd for

a year in RF.


No increase in payroll for the cheapskates.

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

I can't see why anyone would attend a game, even with free tickets.

pologround
pologround

Collins is a good man, but its time that he retires...WB can only do better....I bet that he will get along with SA.......

rock44
rock44

Mets will not win until Sandy & Co are gone. They are losers who are not held accountable for another disastrous season. They have no intention of putting a winning team on field. Just cut expenses and lie to the fan base.

pologround
pologround

We can not bring up Abreu in Sept.............Lets get the dead wood off of the 40 man roster.........Lets see in THE future infielders, even if its for a month........If they play well, it will be good for the fan base..........Herrara and TJ RIVERA ad Reynolds......DW, is not himself......Let him sit for the majority of games and heal............Lets see Powiscki / how ever you spell his name..........They will see major league pitching and not AAA FLUFF........

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Going 30-2 will get us to 90 wins!

Chris Molloy
Chris Molloy

Granderson is a very nice guy. He is signed for 64 Million, please earn that salary next year. Don't scratch your head when you are booed, fans have to deal with the reality that it's expensive to be a fan and you need to understand that a contract is not a lottery ticket, it's suppose to be earned. Please focus on being a better player, it's your Job.

pologround
pologround

DW, must be hurt....He has to sit out some games, and get his body and head back in the game.....He looked lost....

theglider
theglider

Typical Mets fan on here this season...

"d'Arnaud is a bust. Duda's home runs come when the game is out of reach. Trade Murphy. We need a shortstop. Wright is washed up. Curtis Bay. Lagares is one dimensional. We need a left fielder. Trade Wheeler. Trade Colon. Niese is finished. Gee is through. Edgin is terrible. No, not Eveland! Why is this team losing???"

rodd
rodd

keep tejhada, i like him.

rodd
rodd

tejhada bad spelling, is better on defence and so so   on offence,

rodd
rodd

get rid of flores,  

rodd
rodd

if  granderson doesn't perform  trade him same with wright

Anthony Giammattei
Anthony Giammattei

@Tarheel11 If it's not his back it's his shoulder, if it's not his shoulder it's something else.  If he makes 22 mil a year, he should hit 30 homers and drive in a hundred runs and be productive.  The Mets need more from him than to be a good will ambassador.  The time for defending him at every step, no matter what, and making every possible excuse imaginable for him, is old and over.

Metsfan62
Metsfan62

@George Komninakis  He marries a model and that's all he thinks about.. I hate to say it but his best days are behind him . 

lindro88
lindro88

Add Byrd, Melky and a SS who can play good defense and hit .260 would work for me.

lindro88
lindro88

I'd take that scenario. Melky and Byrd would improve the lineup dramatically. They'd be able to carry a lesser hitting SS. Good luck trading Granderson.

Max Denby
Max Denby

@rock44 There is zero accountability for Alderson.  He has failed at his job and should be fired, as it is in any other profession. 

hlnomad89
hlnomad89

@rock44  amen to that.  Every team wins 54 and loses 54.  The coaching staff decides the other 54.  It is no wonder that the Mets are losers with Collins and staff.  Fire them all.  Alderson was right but he misspoke.  It was 90 losses not wins.

Ed Renner
Ed Renner

@theglider Hello glider. I don't think you are far off. dArnaud is, to me, a bust. The Mets seem to be enamored with .230 batting averages. Murphy...there once was a first baseman on the Mets a long time ago...Dick Stewart...a good hitter who once hit 66 HR's in the minors. Couldn't field a ball. Earned the Nickname "Iron Hands". Seems he passed the name on to Murph. Wright is affected by getting hit by a pitch. He stands too far away. Inside pitch strike one. High inside Strike two...low outside slider...sit down. When will he ever stride into a pitch by lifting his front foot????I wouldn't trade Wheeler. I agree that Neise is finished. Living proof that an ERA is a flawed stat. It's when you get tough that matters. Neise loses it when there is pressure. Then gets mad at himself..then he's done. I would package Gee who is a very good pitcher going through a bad time. Edgin can't field the position. I believe you are incorrect about Duda.

Gets frustrating doesn't it?

hashburry
hashburry

@rodd Who in their right mind would take Granderson's contract?  It may be time for Wright to go.  I'm sure someone would take a chance on him.  I'd personally not be upset at all if they explored trading Harvey once he proves he's healthy.  Get started on a true rebuilding plan.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Anthony Giammattei First of all he's not making 22 but that's another point.

Does he need to be more productive? God yes. But he's not a 30 HR guy. Like I said those days are over in all of baseball. 

And for the record, I have never "defended" him until this post. And I have said all along that he has killed this team this year.Him struggling like he has in the 3 hole has destroyed this offense. But I also blame TC for that for leaving him there. 

1harris1
1harris1

@lindro88  Is Byrd a free agent?  I thought he was signed for another year.


How about Cabrera for SS?  He wants to play the position, and that's not happening with the Nationals.

theglider
theglider

You're looking at the majors. That team was a disaster in 2011, as was the farm system. Now? The farm system is winning and the major league team will follow.

rodd
rodd

@hashburry @rodd no no, not harvey, pitching is 2/3rds of a team man we have great pitching but terrible hitting.

rodd
rodd

@hashburry @rodd who cares, lose money, i don't want another losing season an an elephant on the team.

Anthony Giammattei
Anthony Giammattei

@Tarheel11 @Anthony Giammattei 

David Wright contract details

Below are the details of David Wright’s new eight-year, $138-million contract:

Salaries:
2013: $11 million
2014: $20 million
2015: $20 million
2016: $20 million
2017: $20 million
2018: $20 million
2019: $15 million
2020: $12 million

Wright will defer $3 million without interest in 2013, then $2.5 million per year from 2014-2018.

Incentives:

  • $500,000 for MVP award
  • $200,000 for placing second through fifth in MVP voting
  • $1 million for second-time MVP
  • $1.5 million for third-time MVP
  • $100,000 for each All-Star selection, plus an additional $100,000 for leading the voting
  • $100,000 for The Sporting News/Baseball America/Associated Press Most Valuable Player or Player of the Year
  • $150,000 for Division Series MVP; $150,000 for League Championship Series MVP; $250,000 for World Series MVP
  • $100,000 for Silver Slugger
  • $100,000 for Gold Glove
  • $100,000 for Hank Aaron Award.
  • Wright’s deal includes $15.5 million in deferred money to be paid in annual $3.1-million installments from 2021-2025, according to the Associated Press.

metsnjets
metsnjets

Ah yes don't forget to blame Collins for wright not hitting what a joke

tango01
tango01

Having a strong minor league system helps but it doesn't guarantee that these minor league players will succeed or play like all stars in the majors to compete for a World Series. Most rookies take a few years to reach their potential. Not every rookie comes up and plays at the same level as they did in the minors. A good ball club will have a balance of veterans and young players. Well the problem with fans are the veterans like Wright and Grandy who make around 30 mil between the 2 are not performing like they are getting paid. Fans here are frustrated with constant losing and excuses year in and year out.

grillruben
grillruben

@theglider 

The Majors? No, I', looking at a team run by incompetent owners and upper management. It doesn't take 10 years to build a contending team. Especially in NY, with a brand new stadium.

I hope you are right, but I'm not going to be happy with a decade of garbage and the only positive is the AAA and AA teams are winning. We have no lineup at all. I don't think we have a bunch of positional players that are a season away from being .300 hitters. 

matt greco
matt greco

@Anthony Giammattei at least the wilpons don't have to worry about paying him any of those incentives this year...that'll save them some money.