LA Dodgers 8, NY Mets 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 22, 2012 1:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Joyce, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 31184

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Dodgers 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 8 14 0
NY Mets 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 16 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 52-44 29-20 23-24 W4
NY Mets 47-48 26-23 21-25 L3

Recap

Dodgers 8, Mets 3: Matt Treanor drove in two runs with a pinch-hit single to snap the tie and visiting Los Angeles rallied for five runs in the top of the 12th inning to outlast New York and complete a three-game sweep.

Adam Kennedy doubled in two runs, Andre Ethier and Luis Cruz each added an RBI and Juan Cruz hit a two-run homer for the Dodgers, who have won four straight to pull within 1 1/2 games of the rival San Francisco Giants in the National League West.

Ramon Ramirez (2-2) allowed a leadoff single to James Loney in the 12th and Tony Gwynn Jr. reached on an infield single that replays showed as a close out. Ramirez got two outs but Ethier was walked intentionally in front of Treanor, who lifted a single to center to plate the go-ahead runs.

Cruz and Kennedy followed with hits to extend the two-out rally.

Rookie Josh Wall (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning to earn the win in his major-league debut.

With regular closer Kenley Jansen unavailable, Javy Guerra came on for the save for Los Angeles in the ninth. Ruben Tejada led off with a single and David Wright’s infield single put runners on the corners for Ike Davis, who squibbed a slow grounder to first, allowing Tejada to score the tying run.

The Mets began their comeback on a questionable call in the seventh. It looked like the Dodgers were out of the inning with a 3-1 lead when Davis swung and missed at strike three with two outs. But home plate umpire Jim Joyce ruled that Davis had foul-tipped the ball into the ground, handing Davis a second chance.

Replays showed that Davis missed the ball and that catcher A.J. Ellis caught it before it hit the dirt.

Davis made the most of the opportunity with a double down the line in right and came around to score when Daniel Murphy followed by blooping a single into short left field to cut it to 3-2.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Mets fell below .500 (47-48) for the first time this season. ... Los Angeles earned a three-game sweep in New York for the first time since 2002. … The Mets designated RHP Miguel Batista for assignment and recalled reliever Elvin Ramirez. … The Dodgers will activate RHP Chad Billingsley (elbow) from the disabled list on Monday for a start in St. Louis. … Murphy went 9-for-11 with five extra-base hits in the series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   NY Mets
Nathan Eovaldi Player Jon Niese
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.1 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 8
2.08 ERA 3.86
Hitting
LA Dodgers   NY Mets
A.J. Ellis Player Daniel Murphy
2 Hits 4
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 6
.400 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 14 1 18 .292 27 5 8 4 0 0
NY Mets 16 0 20 .333 30 11 3 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Washington. The Mets have a W/L % of .511 after a win and .479 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .489 after a loss.