Swept out of LA.
The Los Angeles Dodgers (29-13) beat the New York Mets (21-19) by a score of 2-1.
Livan Hernandez, making the start for the New York Mets, pitched a gem. Seven innings, scattering seven hits, six of them singles, walking only one and striking out two. Hernandez threw 93 pitches through his seven innings on the bump. He let up his one run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first inning.
J.J. Putz came on to pitch the 8th and let up one run, the eventual game winner, on a Russell Martin single to left field. Putz allowed the run on two walks and two hits. He also struck out one.
The Mets managed seven hits but only one run. Carlos Beltran doubled in Luis Castillo from first base in the top of the third inning for the Mets lone run. The Mets got two on with none out in the 8th inning, but failed to push any runs across.
Jose Reyes left the game in the third inning after re-aggravating his right calf. Expect a DL stint soon.
The Mets must be saying goodbye and good riddance to Los Angeles.