Clayton Kershaw pitched 6.2 innings of 1-run ball and Andre Eithier hit a key 7th-inning 2-run home run to lead the Dodgers to victory over the Mets on Mother’s Day. The Mets’ record now stands at 15-19.
For the first 6 innings, R.A. Dickey and Clayton Kershaw locked into a 2-1 pitcher’s duel. Ronny Paulino singled in the first run of the game, but that would be all the Mets would get off of Kershaw today. Meanwhile, the Dodgers were able to scratch single runs off Dickey in the 3rd and 4th innings, who took another hard-luck loss today.
In the 7th inning, Eithier’s 2-run shot over the right field wall pushed the deficit to 4-1. The Mets had a chance to answer back in the bottom of the frame, but Jason Bay flied out to left field with the bases loaded to end the threat. Jose Reyes made things interesting in the bottom of the 9th, tripling in Daniel Murphy with one out to make it 4-2. But that would be all for the Mets today.
-Mike O’Connor: Filling in nicely for the injured Pedro Beato, he pitched 2 perfect innings of relief today.
-Jose Reyes: Another good day at the plate, going 2-5. He’s hitting .331 on the year so far and continues to bounce back nicely from last year. If the Mets were ever planning on trading him this season, his stock is pretty much at its high point right now.
-Ralph Kiner: Always nice to hear him when he drops by the booth.
-3/4 Hitters: Bay and David Wright combined for a grisly 0-7 day at the plate, with 4 strikeouts.
-Clutch Hitting: Following Paulino’s 1st-inning RBI single, the Mets went 0-8 with runners in scoring position.
-Ike Davis: Leveling off now after a scorching start — with his 0-4 performance today, his average dipped to .293. It was at .352 just 8 games ago.
On Deck: The Mets head out to Colorado to start a 3-game set with the Rockies. The first game of the series starts Monday night, with the first pitch at 8:40 PM.
NYM Capuano (2-3, 5.40 ERA) vs. COL Chacin (4-2, 2.85 ERA)