MMO Game Recap: Dodgers 7, Mets 4

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The New York Mets (60-70) were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers (74-57) by a score of 7-4 this evening at Dodger Stadium.

What you should know:

Jacob deGrom got the start for the Mets tonight in his first appearance back from the disabled list. He would go five innings, allowing five runs on five hits, while walking two and striking out seven, and taking the loss.

Zack Greinke got the nod for the Dodgers, and labored through seven innings, allowing four runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out four, but pitched well enough to earn the win.

The Mets took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning with a three-run jack off the bat of Juan Lagares.

The Dodgers would answer right back in the bottom half of the inning, scoring two runs of their own, with an RBI single from Adrian Gonzalez and a sacrifice fly from Erisbel Arruebarrena.

Then in the bottom of the fifth inning, Adrian Gonzalez struck again as he launched a three-run shot to put Los Angeles on top 5-3.

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Lucas Duda got the Mets within one run in the top of the sixth as he hit a solo home run, his 24th of the season.

Josh Edgin entered the game in the bottom of the seventh with a couple runners on base, and allowed a run to score on a weakly hit tapper off the bat of Scott Van Slyke. On the play, Edgin made a throwing error to allow Dee Gordon to reach third base, and he was promptly driven in by a sacrifice fly from Adrian Gonzalez, giving the Dodgers a three-run lead, a lead they would hold on to for the rest of the night.

Kenley Jansen came on to shut the door in the top of the ninth, and despite giving up a double to Kirk Nieuwenhuis, he would shut the door, earning his 37th save of the season.

David Wright went 0-for-5 tonight, grounding into two double plays and striking out twice, leaving six runners on base in his plate appearances alone. Curtis Granderson also went 0-for-5.

The Mets went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position tonight.

On deck:

The Mets look to salvage the final game of the series tomorrow afternoon with Bartolo Colon (11-10, 3.85 ERA) squaring off against Kevin Correia (7-13, 4.87 ERA)

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