In general, hitting four home runs off of Clayton Kershaw usually will make your team a winner, but despite the Mets best efforts at the plate, they dropped the first game of the series by a score of 10-6.
Zack Wheeler allowed seven runs, including a home run to Justin Turner and a pair to rookie phenom Cody Bellinger, who now leads the National League. Rafael Montero relieved Wheeler, and continued his late success, pitching three and two thirds while striking out five and only giving up one run.
The Mets managed to claw their way back into competition, with the offensive charge lead by some unlikely heroes. Jose Reyes hit two home runs, while Gavin Cecchini hit his first major league shot off of Kershaw to chase him from the game.
The bullpen continued to be promblematic, as Fernando Salas allowed a Chris Taylor home run and a Chase Utley RBI single tha would put the Dodgers ahead 10-6. Despite threatening late in the top of the eighth on a bases loaded opportunity for Reyes, the Mets were unable to add any more runs.
Full recap to follow.
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