On the final leg of their current road trip, the Mets used three first-inning runs on Sunday to power past the Dodgers 7-2, preventing a Los Angeles sweep and a 10th straight victory.
After a San Francisco win against Oakland on Sunday, the Dodgers now find themselves trailing the Giants by 2.5 games for the NL West division lead.
Cody Bellinger put Los Angeles on the board in the fourth inning after driving in Chris Taylor and Corey Seager with a single to right field, but that was about the extent of the offense Los Angeles could muster. The team collected just five hits and two walks on the afternoon. AJ Pollock landed the club’s only extra-base hit of the day with a double against New York reliever Jeurys Familia in the seventh.
Lefty David Price started the game for the Dodgers and went four full innings, surrendering three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four. The loss was Price’s second of the season. He threw 75 pitches.
Marcus Stroman notched the win for New York, improving his record to 9-12. Stroman went six full innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six.
Feliz looked decent, often touching north of 95 MPH with his four seam and locating it well. The 33-year-old righty threw a perfect eighth inning with one punchout.
Greene, on the other hand, had a nightmare of an appearance. The 32-year-old right hander was credited with the two earned runs that seemingly put the game out of reach for the Dodgers. He managed only to log one out after allowing a base hit, a walk and a hit batsmen.
Brandon Nimmo, Javier Baez and J.D. Davis all collected two hits for the Mets. Davis tallied four RBI on the afternoon, powered by a two-run homer off Los Angeles righty Phil Bickford in the fifth inning.
After a day off on Monday, the Dodgers will begin an important three-game series against the Padres on the road Tuesday, which should see the return of lefty starter Julio Urias for the opener. Walker Buehler and Max Scherzer are set to throw on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.