MMO Game Recap: Mets 11, Dodgers 3

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The Mets (61-70) were able to salvage the final game of their road trip this afternoon at Dodger Stadium, defeating the Dodgers (74-58) by a score of 11-3.

What you should know:

The Dodgers got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning, as Adrian Gonzalez hit a two out double and was promptly driven in by a Matt Kemp single to left field.

Travis d’Arnaud answered right back in the top of the second, as he parked a solo shot right over the center field fence, tying the game at one.

Later in the inning, Juan Lagares singled and was driven in by an Eric Young, Jr. triple that ate up Dee Gordon and rolled all the way to the wall past Matt Kemp, giving the Mets a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the third inning, the Mets hit a pair of home runs, a three-run shot off the bat of Lucas Duda, and a two-run home run from Ruben Tejada, his first since June.

The Mets put on an offensive clinic against Dodgers starter Kevin Correia, as he surrendered seven runs on seven hits, while striking out one over a span of three innings.

Bartolo Colon went six innings in his first start back since his mother’s passing, allowing two runs on five hits, while walking one and striking out five.

The Dodgers tacked on a run in the bottom of the sixth with an Adrian Gonzalez RBI single, however with the Dodgers threatening even more, the Mets got out of the inning with a rare 5-4-3-2 triple play. It was the 11th triple play in franchise history.

The Mets got a run right back in the top of the seventh as Daniel Murphy hit an RBI single to score Matt den Dekker who pinched hit for Bartolo Colon, making it 8-2 New York.

The Mets would score two more runs in the seventh, with an RBI single from Lucas Duda, his fourth RBI of the game and a sacrifice fly from Juan Lagares.

Dee Gordon hit an RBI triple in the bottom of the eighth, scoring Scott Van Slyke for the third Dodger run of the day.

Lucas Duda hit his second home run of the day in the top of the ninth, his 26th of the season, to make it 11-3 Mets.

David Wright and Daniel Murphy both left the game with injuries this afternoon, as Wright had neck spasms and Murphy was suffering from a sore right calf. More information to follow.

Player of the Game:

Today’s Player of the Game goes to Mets first baseman Lucas Duda, who went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI’s.

On deck:

The Mets return home and start a three game series with the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night, with Dillon Gee (4-6, 3.84 ERA) squaring off against Alex Wood (9-9, 3.05 ERA)

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