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Final Score: Dodgers 4, Mets 3 — California Ugh

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The Mets hit two home runs which is pretty neat, but they lost to the Dodgers which is substantially less neat.

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

Though a one-run game should presumably feel close, it almost felt as if the Mets were losers when they went down in the first inning of their 4-3 loss to the Dodgers.

Returning to Los Angeles, Rich Hill gave up home runs to two of the first three hitters he faced in the form of Trea Turner and fellow senior citizen Albert Pujols, putting the Mets in a 2-0 by the end of the first. To his credit, Hill more or less kept the Dodgers at bay for the rest of his time on the hill as a fourth inning homer from Chris Taylor brought in the only other run in his five innings of work.

The Dodgers’ fourth and deciding run came home in the sixth inning when Miguel Castro more or less went out like Rick Ankiel, giving up a single and then immediately walking the next three batters he faced before Jeurys Familia came in to shut things down.

Much like the Dodgers, the Mets used the long ball to their advantage with Brandon Nimmo hitting his fourth of the year against Max Scherzer in the fifth to bring home one and Pete Alonso putting himself in a three-way tie for second place in the NL with a two-run homer, his 28th dinger of the year. Bombs, blasts or otherwise, Kenley Jansen closed out the ninth for the Dodgers, handing the Mets a third consecutive loss to the boys in blue.

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