Game Recap: Seven Dodger Homers Bury Mets 8-7

The New York Mets (31-44) were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers (41-35) by a score of 8-7 this afternoon at Citi Field for the team’s sixth straight loss.

The Dodgers clubbed seven home runs, which tied a Mets record for opposing home runs allowed. New York has also now lost 12 straight games to Los Angeles.

Pitching

Jerry Blevins started for the Mets in a spot start and gave up back-to-back homers to begin the game. He settled down to retire the last six batters to face him, and then gave way to Tim Peterson.

Peterson pitched a 1-2-3 third inning but gave up a homer to Cody Bellinger in the fourth.

Chris Beck took over for him and pitched a scoreless fifth inning. He gave up a homer in the sixth inning to Enrique Hernandez. He also got two outs in the seventh inning.

Anthony Swarzak gave up a homer to Joc Pederson in the seventh and gave up a couple of runs in the eighth thanks to another Belllinger homer. He has struggled since returning from the lat injury.

Jeurys Familia pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning, followed by Drew Smith who chipped in a scoreless frame of his own.

In the 11th, however, Chris Flexen served up a no-doubt home run to former Met Justin Turner to put the nail in the coffin.

Offense

Kevin Plawecki drove home Dominic Smith in the second inning. Smith got the rare start against the lefty this afternoon.

Wilmer Flores drove in Brandon Nimmo to tie the game in the third inning. Nimmo reached base three times today. Each time on a hit by pitch. The third time finally got to him though. He left the game with a sore hand but fortunately, the x-rays came back negative.

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Mets a 4-3 lead at the time.

Down 7-4 in the eighth, Jose Bautista walked and Dominic Smith singled to set it up for Kevin Plawecki. Plawecki hit his first homer of the season to tie it up for the Mets and give them some life.

This would be the end of New York’s scoring, however, as the Dodgers pen proceeded to shut them down the next three innings.

On deck

The Mets will look to sort this mess out and take on the Pirates. Seth Lugo will look to rebound in that one. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and can be seen on SNY.

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests. I study computer science at Stony Brook