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Final Score: Dodgers 9, Mets 4 — Montero and bullpen struggle in long, ugly loss

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Rafael Montero struggled as the Mets lost a long slog of a game to the Dodgers.

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A week after winning a 4+ hour game at Yankee Stadium, the Mets lost a 4+ hour game at Citi Field. Not as much fun when you're on the losing end.

Rafael Montero struggled through 4.1 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits. He both struck out and walked four, and surrendered a home run to Adrian Gonzalez. It was not a good start for Montero, who managed just a lone one-two-three inning. He's young, no big deal. Six Mets relievers allowed four runs after Montero departed. The Dodgers made four pitching changes of their own, hence the length of the nine-inning game.

The Mets offense twice blew bases loaded, one-out opportunities, managing zero runs in both instances. However, Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda hit home runs, a welcome sight for a team that had a .302 slugging percentage at Citi Field entering tonight's game. Granderson added a double and went 3-for-5.

Game two of the series is Wednesday at 7:10 pm. The pitching matchup is Jacob deGrom vs Hyun-Jin Ryu.

GameThread Roll Call

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