Game Recap: Dodgers 9 – Mets 4

Due in part to missed opportunities with the bases loaded, the New York Mets (20-24) fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers (24-22) Tuesday night at Citi Field by a score of 9-4. >> Read the full AP recap and box score at SNY.tv



Need to Know: Rafael Montero gave up five earned runs on seven hits and four walks with four strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings on the mound.

Five of the Dodgers’ nine runs came in the fifth after four consecutive hits, including a two-run home run off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez.

Curtis Granderson had his first three-hit game as a Met. Granderson went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, an RBI and two strikeouts.

The Mets left the bases loaded with one out twice during Tuesday’s game. Overall, New York left 22 runners on base.

Jose Valverde and Josh Edgin combined to give up a total of three runs during the ninth inning.


 What’s Next: The Mets will continue their three-game series with the Dodgers on Wednesday when they send Jacob deGrom (0-1, 1.29 ERA) to the mound against Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-2, 3.00 ERA) at 7:10 p.m.




133 comments
JoMama
JoMama

This is a AAAA team at best

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

Montero is going to be fine. He just isn't ready. You can't win in this league with a 93 mph fastball and nothing else.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Well, it's nice to see Edgin and Valverde in mid-season form. Surprised that so few people have commented on TC's (alleged) strategy last night. Batting a very-overmatched Centeno against a tough lefty (when you have a power-hitter like Recker on the bench) and hitting Tejada immediately thereafter. I know the bench was short but the game was still winnable at that point. More godawful situational hitting. My gut feeling is that Hudgens will take the bullet at some point around the All Star game.

Mike Garrison
Mike Garrison

There's no way the Wilpon's sell - Fred will hand it down to Jeff. Unless MLB steps in, but that won't happen with Selig maybe next year with a new commish... would be funny if it were Alderson to take over as commish and force the Wilpons out. 


People saying fire Sandy; he's not going anywhere because he's doing exactly what he was hired by ownership to do - save money. He's not going anywhere.


People saying fire Hudgens; he's not going anywhere because he's doing exactly what he was told to do by Depodesta and Sandy . He's not going anywhere. 


Basically we're stuck as fans, with this group. 

eavdr10
eavdr10

The past will tell us that not all these prospects will make it in the majors. Alderson and Co need to bat 1000 unfortunately. Help will not come from else where talk about being thrown into the fire. Met fans are ready to unleash wrath and rightfully so

Gerald Halloran III™
Gerald Halloran III™

The fact that David Wright was made captain of this team after accomplishing little more than being a role player on one playoff team to me is very telling as to the "winning" atmosphere this organization has created on the field and within the offices.

eavdr10
eavdr10

Problem is the Mets have put all the stock of competing in the future on the young kids. A cheap poor approach. Too much expected of these young guys from pitch 1.

Chapter 7
Chapter 7

Flores hasn't looked bad at SS

gregf
gregf

Mets left 22 runners on base? Not the game I watched ... lots left on, but that's not the LOB total ... more fact errors from our vaunted recap journalists ...

Straw18
Straw18

Ron made a great point last night and I think Warthen tells Montero to keep pitching away away instead of challenging hitters. He falls behind 2-0 with balls away and then is forced to come inside with a fast ball and they are right on it. Let the kid pitch and stop babying the young pitchers. Get rid of the entire coaching staff and bring in some real baseball people

Alan J Tepper
Alan J Tepper

I may be way off base, but I'm getting the impression that the Mets may not be very good this year.

jrb74
jrb74

Fred and Jeff, donned in their LA caps and jerseys, exchanged high fives after the game.

Carlos Rivera
Carlos Rivera

Looks like 70-92 this year. Another wasted year in a struggling division, our GM did noting but Lie

Raymond Ayling
Raymond Ayling

Montero faced the Yankees and dodgers good hitting teams. Seaver would have had trouble with that line up let's give him a few more starts with normal teams lollll. Dodgers are what a big market team should look like. You listening Lil Jeff get rid of sandy before he ruins what's left of your base. I don't know any kid who wants to be a met fan who's not being forced by his already tortured father..... Misery loves company!!!!!

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Another sloppy game but Captain K did continue his streak of not getting a hit when the team needs him! But as Keith says he had a great at Bat!

Aaron Robert Gusthov
Aaron Robert Gusthov

It's amazing how bad C Young looked in CF.   Hopefully Terry was watching the same game I was and plays Lagares everyday when he gets back. 

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

No clutch hitting here..left the bases loaded twice? Montero needs to pitch..theres no other way to learn and I don't blame only him for this loss since we cant hit when we need to.

buddyryan
buddyryan

Montero threw strikes in the minors but now Warthan has a hold of him

buddyryan
buddyryan

Fred and Jeff Wilpon must be happy their favorite team the Dodgers won.

luckylou
luckylou

Pathetic offensive display. How long does Collins get a pass? Hudgens.... He has to go.

Hopefully they bring up Wally so he can kick some but.

bigslick
bigslick

I hear Fred and Jeff are going to build a monument park to honor their favorite players - Puig & Kershaw

nwmets
nwmets

@JoMama  That's good then, right? AAA is one step below the majors, so AAAA IS the majors.


Or did you mean this is a AAA team, and your finger got stuck on the keyboard?

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

@cleonsvan You mean an average fastball with no secondary pitches?  So basically he's throwing batting practice.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

@cleonsvan I agree and the more he pitches the more he learns  ..remember a lot of good pitchers sucked their first year in the bigs Greg Maddux 8-18 in his first 2 years....Tom Glavine 9-21 in his first 2 years...everybody cant be a Gooden.

JoMama
JoMama

@Kenneth Meltsner what about walking the #8 guy (some scrub) and pitching to Beckett when the game was still in hand? hindsight is 20/20 but even GKR mentioned that they'd pitch to a #8 guy just coming off the DL and not hitting well. Of course Beckett hits a bloop RBI.  You can't fire Terry without Sandy - it's the blind leading the blind. 

mrmet4mvp
mrmet4mvp

 Really?  David Wright is your big problem with this team right now?

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

@Straw18 If that is true about Warthen.. we need a new pitching coach..it doesn't take a brain surgeon to know its always good to get that first strike and be ahead of hitters.And Montero is not known for walking hitters so maybe Teflon Dan did tell him that.

TheJMan
TheJMan

@Straw18  

and yet another reason this clown is in over his head--are Warthen and Collins talkling?


"I'm going to find out what he's trying to do. If he's trying to pitch to the corners, in this league you've got to earn that, you've got to earn the corners," New York Mets manager Terry Collins said.

TheJMan
TheJMan

@Victor Triguero  

5 years of losing AFTER two epic end of the season collapses -- so that's 7 years of being punched in the gut.. 


patience is long gone Victor


Montero is NOT ready but I do like him -- needs a lot more seasoning 


de Grom to me .. is ready--hope he can prove that tonight 

the offense is historically awful 

ken1010
ken1010

@Raymond Ayling  Seaver would not have had trouble with these good hitting teams.  He easily handled the Stargel/Clemente Pirates, the Rose/Morgan/Bench Reds and others.

Montero looks like he could be another Gee to me, and that would be great.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

@barbarossa I think the only way Montero gets better is to let him pitch.. its the only way for him to learn...Every good pitcher in the majors wasn't good right away.

ken1010
ken1010

@barbarossa  Montero has medium stuff and good control.  Same as Dillon Gee.  Remember Gee wasn't special when he came up.

If Montero can turn into a Gee, a good middle-of-the-rotation guy, who can get hot for some nice streaks, that would be great.

shinjoooo
shinjoooo

Haha, give me a break. So, the next good pitching performance I'm sure you'll be first in line to praise Warthem, right?

Chris Molloy
Chris Molloy

@John Paul Cullinane " Who, who, who, Robin". We can all kill Terry and Sandy and it is justified, but it's the Wilpon's who are a joke and the real problem .


Another huge issue that has developed this year is they can't make trades, all of their potential chips have crashed.

Colon

Wheeler

Flores

d'arnuad etc.


Vegas is doing great, but teams will give up nothing for Satin, Dykstra, Brown, den Dekker. They are all views as quadruple A players 

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

@Albert E Lewis @cleonsvanBut can this team afford to wait on Tom Glavine at this point?  It's not like Steve Avery and John Smoltz are taking up two spots in the Mets' rotation to cover for him.


Oh, and Maddux, early in his career, pitched half his games at Wrigley Field.

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@TheJMan Exactly. I noticed it right away. Montero is a bit like Wheeler in that he cannot throw his secondary pitches for strikes. He has no change up. Two pitches won't get it done. Send him back down and bring him up again in September. DeGrom is definitely more ready. Funny, he's the guy no one talked about.