Mets young pitcher Steven Matz was already 2-0 & the latest buzz in baseball, as yet another fine young Mets pitcher came up from their organization. Matz would go against Mike Bolsinger in front of 40,027 in Dodger Stadium.
|New York Mets||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1||Curtis Granderson||RF||1||Enrique Hernandez||SS|
|2||Daniel Murphy||3B||2||Howie Kendrick||2B|
|3||Lucas Duda||1B||3||Justin Turner||3B|
|4||Wilmer Flores||2B||4||Adrian Gonzalez||1B|
|5||Michael Cuddyer||LF||5||Yasiel Puig||RF|
|6||Johnny Monell||C||6||Scott Van Slyke||LF|
|7||Ruben Tejada||SS||7||Joc Pederson||CF|
|8||Steven Matz||P||8||A.J. Ellis||C|
|9||Juan Lagares||CF||9||Mike Bolsinger|
Today would be another easy win for the young Steven Matz, as the Mets provided him with eight runs of offense. But Matz certainly earned the win, he would pitch six innings, as the Mets protected him early on, shutting out the Dodgers allowing just two hits, walking two & striking out eight. The win was his third (3-0) and he now lowered his ERA to 1.32. Logan Verrett closed it out with three shut out innings on just one hit & another three strike outs.
In the 1st inning, Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy & Wilmer Flores all singled. Flores made it -0 with his first RBI of the day.
In the top of the 4th, the Mets sent nine men to the plate collecting five hits. Steven Matz grounded out to second but that allowed Johnny Monell to score.
Curtis Granderson's double brought in Ruben Tejada & the Wilmer Flores gor his second RBI on the day with his second hit, an infield single.
In the 7th, Tejada got himself an RBI single & Juan Lagares added a two run triple. to make it 7-0.
In the 8th, Daniel Murphy singled, Lucas Duda grounded out to second but an error on the fielders choice got him to second base. Wilmer Flores completed his three hit, three RBI day with a double down the left field line. The Mets had an easy 8-0 win, took two of three in L.A. & took two of three in San Francisco next for a successful West Coast trip.