The Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets squared off Tuesday night for the second of a four-game set. Alex Wood got the nod for LA, and while he was expected to get hammered by a hard-hitting Mets club, he was strong enough to keep the Mets bats at bay. Wood worked 6 1/3 innings allowing two runs (one earned) while walking two and striking out nine. He ended the game with a no decision on his record, despite his continued hot pitching at Dodgers Stadium but this performance will quiet his critics for the time being because overall he pitched a great game.
The bullpen got in the game and continued their hot streak as of late. Louis Coleman, Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen all pitched scoreless frames and Jansen was credited with the win.
The offense looked like it was going to be hot as the game started with two quick doubles by Chase Utley and Corey Seager but Jacob deGrom settled and held up the Dodgers bats after. It wasn’t until the 9th inning with two outs that Trayce Thompson came up to pinch hit for Jansen and down two strikes hit a walk-off homer to win the game for LA.
Thompson has also been on fire lately and Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts should consider starting him primarily in left over the ice cold Carl Crawford. The third game of the series will be played Wednesday. Kenta Maeda will start for Los Angeles while the hard-throwing Noah Syndergaard starts for the New York.
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