LOS ANGELES — Street kill on the 405 Freeway has proven solely barely much less life over the previous two days than this Mets lineup.
About now, the Mets may use a sport in opposition to the Phillies or Nationals, two NL East foes they totally destroyed on their final homestand. However the schedule says they must face the Dodgers and their unrelenting pitching employees.
An evening after getting shut out for the primary time this season, the Mets managed solely a Pete Alonso solo homer Friday in a 6-1 loss earlier than 52,505 at Chavez Ravine. The Mets misplaced a second straight sport for under the third time this season.
Francisco Lindor returned to the lineup after lacking the earlier sport with a fractured proper center finger (he jammed his hand within the double doorways in his lodge suite) and went 0-for-4 to finish his streak of 10 straight video games with at the least one RBI. Lindor had a chance to ship within the eighth with two runners on base, however grounded out in opposition to Daniel Hudson to finish the inning.
Chris Bassitt’s West Coast blahs continued. After getting roughed up at San Francisco on Could 24 for his worst efficiency with the Mets, the right-hander allowed two two-run homers that accounted for the Dodgers’ scoring in opposition to him over six innings. One of many runs was unearned.
Mookie Betts rounds second base after stealing second base and advancing to 3rd on a wild pitch throughout the Mets’ 5-1 loss to the Dodgers.AP
The Mets (35-19) nonetheless have eight video games remaining on this Southern California journey and will use at the least an honest exhibiting in opposition to playoff-caliber groups to dispel the notion they aren’t merely a product of a weak NL East schedule. The Mets nonetheless lead the Braves by 8 ½ video games within the division.
After 15 scoreless innings to start this sequence, the Mets lastly broke via within the seventh inning Friday on Alonso’s leadoff homer in opposition to Yency Almonte. The homer was Alonso’s team-leading 14th of the season and gave him 48 RBIs.
Lefty Tyler Anderson muzzled the Mets over six innings, by which he allowed three hits and struck out 5. An evening earlier, the Mets obtained an analogous reception from Tony Gonsolin, who fired six shutout innings. Walker Buehler and Julio Urias are on deck for the Dodgers, who’ve hardly resembled the workforce that bought swept in three video games by the Pirates earlier than the Mets arrived.
Pete Alonso accepts congratulations from J.D. Davis (left) after hitting a solo residence run within the seventh inning of the Mets’ loss. AP
Cody Bellinger blasted a two-run homer within the second inning to provide the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. Justin Turner singled main off the inning earlier than Bellinger hit a cutter into the right-field seats for his sixth homer of the season.
Within the fourth, Bellinger led off by reaching on Eduardo Escobar’s error. Zach McKinstry, with one out, hit the Dodgers’ second homer of the sport. It was the seventh blast allowed by Bassitt in his final 4 begins. He had allowed solely 4 homers in his earlier seven begins.
Trea Turner’s infield RBI single within the seventh prolonged the Dodgers’ result in 5-1 after Mookie Betts singled in opposition to Joely Rodriguez and stole second earlier than advancing to 3rd on a wild pitch by Stephen Nogosek. Chris Taylor blasted a two-out homer within the eighth in opposition to Nogosek to finish the Dodgers’ scoring. The run was the primary allowed by Nogosek in six appearances this season.
The Mets obtained a leadoff single from J.D. Davis within the fifth, however hopes of a rally had been short-lived; Mark Canha hit right into a double play forward of an Escobar single. Anderson retired Jeff McNeil to finish the inning.