Result: The Mets dropped their series opener against the Dodgers on Friday night, 6-2, at Dodger Stadium.
Need to Know: Curtis Granderson started the game with a bang, crushing a home run to right field off Dan Haren to put the Mets up, 1-0. That would prove to be New York’s only run against Haren, as the Dodgers starter spun seven solid innings and allowed just three baserunners. Jon Niese allowed five runs, but just two were earned after a Wilmer Flores throwing error with two outs in the seventh inning led to three unearned runs, as Los Angeles opened up a 5-1 lead. Juan Lagares had two hits for the Mets, breaking a three-game hitless skid. Lucas Duda hit a ninth-inning sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 6-2.
Links: AP recap | Box score
What’s Next: The Mets will look to bounce back in the second game of the series behind Jacob deGrom (6-5, 2.87 ERA), who is set to be activated from the disabled list after missing two starts with rotator cuff tendinitis. He will face off against Zack Greinke (12-8, 2.75 ERA) on Saturday night at 9:05 p.m.