The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets at Citi Field. With the win, ESPN notes that the month has seen one of the most dominating ever for a starting pitcher. Clayton Kershaw’s dominance has been seen after he has made it six games winning with the Dodgers winning over the Mets 9-1 at the Citi Field.
For the Mets, it couldn’t have been a worse time to lose after honoring the 1986 Mets before the start of the game. SB Nation reports of the Mets’ loss, which was only compounded when Noah Syndergaard threw behind the ball behind Chase Utley. Home plate umpire Adam Hamari saw that, and immediately ejected Syndergaard from the game.
Terry Collins objected to the call made by Hamari, which consequentially got him ejected from the game as well. Meanwhile, Logan Verrett took over pitching duty from the ejected Syndergaard. Verrett held the game scoreless until the sixth inning, when Utley made a homerun. Nevertheless, Verrett held out quite well despite giving up a run from Yusiel Puig.
Despite Verrett’s effort, Syndergaaard’s ejection took the game out from the Mets, and on which the Dodgers heavily capitalized on. Utley would score a grand slam off Hansel Robles, sealing the Mets’ fate for the remainder of the night. And while the Mets might have Verrett working well, Kershaw once again showed what he can do as the Mets were held down to just one score against the Dodgers’ nine.
For the Mets though, it was mostly a forgettable one, even more ironic in that it was at a time to honor another Mets team from another era. The Dodgers’ Utley meanwhile continues to be unstoppable, and MLB follower are eager to see what else is in store for him as well as for the team this season.