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Final Score: Dodgers 5, Mets 2—Utley's dirty slide turns game

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The Mets lost a late lead immediately after Chase Utley broke Ruben Tejada's leg.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets lost Game 2 of the NLDS to the Dodgers by the score of 5-2. That doesn’t even come close to summing things up. After a couple of solo home runs early in the game by Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto, the Mets didn’t score again.

But Noah Syndergaard pitched very well through six innings, started the seventh, and allowed a couple of baserunners on one out before the Mets went to the bullpen. Bartolo Colon induced a ground ball, and just after Daniel Murphy flipped it to Ruben Tejada, the shortstop turned to make a throw to first but was obliterated by a heinous Chase Utley slide that broke his right leg. And to top things off, the out call at second was overturned on a replay because Tejada never touched the base—neighborhood rule be damned—and Utley, who never touched second base himself, got to re-take the base as Tejada was carted out a door in the Mets’ bullpen.

The Dodgers went on to score three runs in the inning, with Utley scoring the one that decided the game. Baseball at its worst.

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