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Final Score: Dodgers 2, Mets 0 — Hadouken’d

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Despite an admirable performance from their ace Jason Vargas, the Mets were unable to take down the Dodgers.

MLB: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

In a bizarre twist, the Mets found themselves unable to score a run on Thursday night in Chavez Ravine, wasting a spectacular performance from Jason Vargas in their 2-0 loss to the Dodgers. While both teams threatened throughout most of the game, things were decided by the time the fifth pitch of the game crossed the plate.

Two pitches into his start against the Dodgers, Jason Vargas surrendered a triple to Chris Taylor to immediately put him in a precarious position. Another pair of pitches later and Max Muncy sent a double to center and brought Taylor home to score the game’s only run until Enrique Hernandez’s RBI single off of Hector Santiago with two outs in the eighth.

On the Mets side of things, they ran into the buzzsaw that is Hyun-Jin Ryu. After coming into the day with a league-leading 1.65 ERA, Ryu twirled 7.2 innings of shutout ball to bring that number down to a ridiculous 1.48. The one positive highlight for the Amazin’s offense came with Pete Alonso’s eighth inning double, but that ultimately led to him being stranded as the Mets made three consecutive outs against Ryu and Kenley Jansen.

Pete Alonso reached base again in the ninth after being hit by a pitch that didn’t actually hit him, but Jansen overcame the bump in the road to close the 2-0 victory.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  1. MetsFan4Decades: 101
  2. MookieTheCat: 99
  3. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 45
  4. Jets Mets Devils Nets 16: 41
  5. BK_Machetero3191: 41
  6. JackStrawbOne: 40
  7. zoddie: 39
  8. Grominator: 38
  9. Aussie Mets Fan: 38
  10. Reflect: 38