Mets beat Dodgers 5-3

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Coming into this west coast road trip, I am sure that no one in the Mets organization expected them to be on the brink of sweeping the Dodgers without their shortstop and leadoff hitter Jose Reyes, who by the way, will probably wait until after the All-Star break to come back. However, last night, no Reyes, no problem as they beat the Dodgers 5-3.

Notable performances:

Jon Niese (8-7, 3.73) threw seven innings, while allowing only three runs on five hits while striking out six.

Lucas Duda was 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Carlos Beltran was 2 for 5 with two doubles and two runs scored.

Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 22nd save of the year last night. His GF (games finished) count is now up to 33.

Notes:

Jon Niese pitched very well, throwing seven innings for the first time since June 9 in Milwaukee. He only walked one and kept his pitch count (97) low the entire game.

Carlos Beltran hit his major league leading 26th double last night. He has been on fire, hitting .333 in his last six games.

Ruben Tejada delivered a clutch two-out double in the sixth that put the Mets ahead for good. Since June 12, Ruben is hitting .188.

Since the Braves also won last night, the Mets didn’t improve much in the Wild Card. They are now 9 1/2 games back in the division and 6 1/2 back in the Wild Card standings.

NEXT: 6/7 vs. Dodgers 10:10

Dillon Gee vs. Clayton Kershaw

About Connor O'Brien
I'm a 16 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

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