What really got that girl Get people to fail? MLB Network's coverage of Major League Baseball is on the air tonight, the opener of a three game series between the L A Dodgers and the New York Mats.
Looking forward to this match up and it's next on MLB network.
Noah Syndergaard, right hander from the state of Texas, is the man on the mound here.
Dan, please act.
What do you got? Hey, this guy's had a really solid season up to this point e.
5, which is saying something in these high scoring games.
Way See, now in the game of baseball, this guy knows how to pitch, and if he's on, he knows how to minimize.
The damage will be fun to watch in this one.
So that'll bring in Mookie Betts.
He'll get a started in this one under the lights.
My gracious, that really grilled him is it rolls toward the first base line and they'll have no players.
He reaches first base safely and time now to see quite where that got him branded.
Appeared from up here at least, and his actions on the field confirm it.
It looked like it got him on his drive leg.
Which could be problematic, of course, for him, but from the waist trying to walk it off.
I think he's going to try to continue flight now.
Justin Turner, High Chopper to third.
Bets aboard here in first with nobody out and this is on the ground Short.
Could be to McNeil's.
Got it for one on first and they turn the double play.
So striding forward now Max Muncy and he'll be one to watch out for in this one.
Very good numbers in recent games.
11 weak ground her back to the mound.
Get uneasily on the side is retired one hit in the inning, but no one left now the mental step up for their first shot in a scoreless game.
Walker Buehler beyond the Mount for the series opener.
What do we need to know here, Danny? Hey, I'm really excited to watch this guy.
That's what he strung together.
A solid season up to this point e R.
Ray in the low two's.
And that's not an easy thing to do in this day and age of high scoring games and home runs and teams filled with guys that get hit throughout the lineup.
This is a really good pitcher in now, a med Rosario as we take a look at the splits between April and May.
A bit of a hanger, but it's laid off and called a strike, swung on and missed.
Really fooled in that time for the first out.
It's always nice to keep a guy that has good wheels off base, and that's just what they did right there. Big strikeout.
Keep that guy off.
Stepping in now.
JB Davis that one catches the edge of the zone, called the Strike of Time to look at her umpires in this one.
Behind the plate is Dave Lawrence Dan.
We got Dave Lawrence behind the dish tonight, one of the best in the business, in my opinion, but sometimes has a tendency to fall into a pattern where he's given a little bit too much on that outside the world.
One of things he'll do.
He'll open up that outside corner, especially what level and it matters.
So here's Geoff McNeill.
He'd love to carry over some of the magic from last night.
He was five for five in that ballgame.
That's lifted the other way out to left.
Bets has a read on it, and that ends the inning down in order.
Go the Mets Still no score.
Second inning set to go on next to Battle Beauty outfielder Cody Bellenger.
12 Laid off for ball, too.
And a good sinker there gets him swinging for the first time.
So next to battle the left handed hitting John Peterson career numbers versus Syndergaard.
Just a one for 12 career line is also gone down on strikes five times 11 Home Mrs Ball, Two fellas thes Mets.
Is they interplay here tonight or in two over the last six games, including a win last time out? Yeah, Matty, when you get off to a slow start, all you want to do is get back to that 500 number and you don't care how you get there.
But this team has done exactly that, and today starts the first day.
Hopefully, they find a way to get a win.
One game over 500 everybody is feeling good about season now a swing and he pops it foul behind the plate and you'll stay with it.
Put it away as they get their man here for the second out, that bases are empty here with two gone.
Striding to the plate will be Cory Seager.
No score here is we're planning number two, and this pitch is taken here for ball four.
So the Dodgers able to extend the inning here with two away reporting into the box.
Now Gavin Lux, hitless in four tries in the ball game yesterday, hit hard on the ground towards second, and the inning will continue.
Is that's through for a two out hit, and that runner will go no further than second is.
There are two aboard now.
He looked a little bit out in front right there, but he's able to pull that ground ball through the hole for a single into the box.
Will Smith changes up on him, but that's in the dirt for revolt.
Has to be a challenge pitch coming up here.
He probably doesn't want to flirt with loading the bases and the two on one career numbers versus Syndergaard.
Seeger on second.
Lux at 1st 2 out in the inning, turned on that one and crushed it.
Just pulled a little foul.
Now check swing and he went around.
Says the home plate on fire.
Forceful about two in the inning is over.
A couple would go to the bottom of the second.
Here's Pete Alonso said to lead off the home half of the second ground ball right into the ship on just past his outstretched, loving left base.
It guys, he's walking.
He's getting his baseball back.
Middle of flavor.
Batter's eyes lit up and he was able to coming to the plate.
Now Michael Conforto.
And it's gonna set up a big pitch now. Three.
To look like he tried to elevate a fastball in the 22 pitch there, but kind of overdid it with a pitch that high.
It's pretty easy to lay off if you're the hitter.
Got him to chase out of his own that time Michael Conforto dealt with for the first out in the bottom of the inning, standing in.
Now Matt Adams on the run, this one in on him, and he can't connect, so he finds himself down one and two.
Now back to the fastball but it's upstairs, two balls and two strikes.
Hey, if you're gonna throw a pitch like that, this guy, that's right, where you want to miss any lower and he'll probably make you pay for it.
Three into full count.
Bottom of the second here with no score.
Messes with that one for ball four.
So that'll put runners on first and second now one away.
Well, when you go with Spider, there are full count.
You're hoping that the hitter is thinking fastball and swings through.
It didn't work out that way, though.
He lays off and gets the free pass.
Jake Marisnick for shot forum here.
Two hits in five trips a night ago.
21 Check out this Dodger team is they interplay here tonight, coming, trying to rebound after a loss that snapped a modest three game winning streak.
Yeah, Matty, I've been really impressed with this team, especially on the recent road trip.
To start to it there 31 after four games.
Plan really, fundamentally sound baseball from offense to defense pitching.
It's all coming together for this.
There's one throat Muncie to finish the double play that retires the side, so no runs here on a base hit, no errors and one man left aboard.
Well known out of the top of the third way, air tied nothing, nothing into the box.
Now Walker Buehler, 11 Now that's popped up Alonzo in foul ground on a diving effort, but it's out of his reach of foul ball.
12 gets him looking at the knees for the strikeout.
And with that, we give you a look at what's happening in the N L East race.
So it's back to the top of the order now, and that will bring up Mookie Betts bases or empty one man it all even now to into now.
This is swung on and missed four strikeouts already, and that's out number 22 up, two down on strikes in this inning.
He looks really sharp out there, guys and now Justin Turner Turner in front of three balls in a strike.
Max Muncy would be next third inning.
No score to this point on.
This misses for Ball four.
A second walkie surrendered here in the 1st 3 innings, stepping up now Next, Muncie manat first after the two out walk, 11 Mrs for the second bowl, sitting in a good spot right here to ball.
One strike count is yet to see a fastball.
Have to be sitting on one right here, he said.
And the 21 pitch good job work account put himself back in.
The driver's seat started off with one striking.
Now he's got the Countess favorite three and one 31 back up the middle, speared on a dime.
Wow, Dodgers leave one half of the third coming up.
No score back now for the Mets.
Third turn at that.
And unfortunately for them and their fans, this line that hasn't really found that stride this season.
They coming bring to the bottom of the league and run production and talking with some of the coaches during batting practice.
It's clear they're doing all they can to figure out ways to generate offense.
One of them told me, I think we need to start getting creative.
What we're doing isn't really getting it done right now, so I think we'll look to shake things up in the lineup and maybe try to get a little more aggressive in terms of running the bases, some things to keep an eye on the rest of the way. Guys.
Even in a ball and a strike.
Here's the ***** fastball gets the upper part of his own for strike.
Two swing and a miss is he ran the fastball right by him for the first good job of making and chase of pitch for the strike out there.
Yeah, that's the advantage of getting ahead in the count.
You could really four centers to expand their zone of protector.
And when they're in that mode, getting them to go after a pitch they can't do much with becomes a lot easier.
So now with plate Noah Syndergaard, Mets pitcher behind the plate with ball and two strikes, one af nobody on you can tell he wanted to hold off, but he swings through the inside pitch anyway, and he becomes out number two.
So back to back strikeouts for him here to start the inning on there.
You see the Dodger leaderboard in that category, as he currently ranks second best on clothe back to the top of the order now and up next to be the shortstop Ahmed Rosario, way from wind up 11 pitch bottom of ending number three.
Our score, three ball, one strike count of the Mets shortstop J. D.
Davis would be next.
31 It takes a pass.
And, Mrs, that's strike two high in the year down the right field line in their base.
Davis, Mrs Loath, throw down and hold on to the throw.
Is it short Optima and eats him up? It was pretty, obviously would likely be on the move with two outs, and I'm sure the defense knew, too.
But he has lightning speed and was able to take the bag.
Skied into straightaway, right.
Belle injures under it.
He makes the play battle in the inning.
Mets Strand one will have the fourth, still smooth, all set for the start of the inning, and that brings in the former National League rookie of the year, Cody Bellenger.
This game is rolling right along as we move into the middle innings with no score.
You'd think by now one of these two teams would be able to get some base runners on and get him in.
But that hasn't been the case and I can't catch the corner here.
So he's behind three and one, and he lays off their ball. Four.
So the leadoff man is on here to begin.
Stands a number four.
Well, they haven't been able to scratch a run across yet, so maybe this walk would jump start their offense a little bit.
John Peterson, over one after a pop out in foul territory, is first time through Yeah, Maddie's got to make an adjustment right here.
His swing definitely broke down, dropped his back shoulder.
Thus the result is a terrible papa, and he lays off their balls before so back to back walks have him in business here with nobody out riding in once again, Corey Seager drew a base on balls his first time up 11 home.
Bellenger over its second.
Peterson first with no outs, two balls and two strikes to Cory Seager.
He's already walked to in this inning already.
I just can't seem to find strike zone to to gets him looking at the knees for the strikeout.
I'm glad we get another look at that beauty of the pitch right there.
You can spot a sinker in a better location because even if you do get the bat on the ball.
There's not a whole lot you could do with that textbook single at the plate.
Gavin Lux swing in a liner and that's in their base.
Hit on a good throw is gonna hold that runner at third, so they're loaded now with only one away before there's a bullet.
Base it right there, but you have to hold their hero to make sure that gets down and isn't for a line drive.
You have to play the game right there.
Respect the infield in respect, a line drive.
I know he wants to get a river for his body, but that's the way the games played now will it? Hard up the middle and that's threw into center field.
Base hit runner from third crosses the plate, and they've taken a one.
Nothing lead that has to feel good as a hitter.
He'll get that they said, to give your team believe you have to feel good when you get down the first base.
It's just a nice approach.
You see him turn to his boys right there and get fired up with dug out 100% not trying to do too much, able to quiet the moment down, center himself, come through in a big spot, stepping in now.
Walker Buehler, Dodgers pitcher trying to deal with one and two count of the place.
I never found myself on the mountain of big leads, but it must be nice to be able to go to that Food Mart fastball when you're in 12 pitch and here's a ball lifted back toward the stands in right.
So we'll try it again at one and two, and this is swung on and missed owing.
Huge punch out there is the bases remain loaded with two away now situation and bases loaded with two men out and up.
Next, one of the terrific talents in the game.
Here's the 11 in the dirt and blocked nine plate.
Good work there to prevent any advance.
It's one to two out, bases loaded.
This is high in the air, out toward left center, and you'll get there in plenty of time to put this one away, and that ends the inning.
It's a run on two hits here for L. A.
To the bottom of any number four.
We go It's the Dodgers won on the Mets.
Nothing ready to go for the last half of the inning, and that will bring in the second baseman Geoff McNeill.
No offer on that 12 balls and a strike.
I don't blame him for not coming over the heart of the plate.
He circled this guy on the lineup card when he got to the yard.
Today, he's been swinging one the hotter bats in the game knees for a called strike and it's back to even a two and two and he comes back with one down and in for ball three.
A B up into this point, walk right here could really just infuse some confidence into this lineup.
I'll tell you right now, this guy has shut out going and it's been all business.
He's not messing around trying to pick at corners.
He's being aggressive in the zone.
He's attacking each and every one of these hitters up to this point.
Now beat Alonso base headline drive into the corner, and this will find its way to the 3 35 sign.
Hey, guys! Is not known for being a singles hitter, right here.
That's his second not, and I'm sure taken guys on the other side of the scorecard might be thinking really avoided.
So now to the plate.
Michael Conforto filed away.
Alonso stands at first with one out on this will be fouled away, another one to delivery and found this one off.
Two balls and two strikes.
Now, great matchups that happened throughout the course of the game.
I don't think the picture you give in right here.
He's a great hitter at the plate. He knows that.
He execute, maybe getting roll something over to to is offered at and missed.
He chased it for strike three.
Just tied him up with that last pitch pretty evident by the swing.
Sometimes guys get mode so much that they're swinging at everything that they see in the end of offering it pitches that they can't possibly do anything with into the box.
Matt Adams, on a good pitch there, had stretching to get out there, and it's two and two now.
Guess where he's going with this next pitch.
Probably a little further outside.
See if the Fisher still bite and he struck him out.
Seventh of the ballgame, and that ends the inning.
Mets leave one there on the short end of a one to nothing.
New Ending sent to get underway and digging in at the plate will be Justin Turner in the 21 and he wouldn't make contact with that one.
With an or It's two and two.
This guy's got an 89 mile network change up.
There was a time when 89 was a pretty good fastball.
Full count, three and two.
Payoff pitch home.
It's the top of the zone.
He struck him out, looking bases empty here with one away, and that will bring up the big band of Max Muncy one and two.
Now is that one's fouled off.
This is hit the other way out toward left field.
Adams comes on now and puts it away for the second.
Out of the bases are empty here with two gone, and that will bring forward Cody Bellenger, now the one in one and right into the shift.
Stepped on the bag himself and the inning is over.
Dodgers down in order, but they hold a one.
Welcome back for the bottom of the fifth.
Here's Heidi Watney, Matt.
During the break, I caught up with the Mets manager to discuss his thoughts on his club's offense so far on.
One thing he mentioned to me was the lack of discipline he's seeing out of there at.
That's right now, he said.
Their pitch selection has been the main reason for their struggles Today.
As far too often, they've been swinging at pitches outside the strike zone.
That's leading to a lot of soft contact and easy outs.
So the focus going forward is on shrinking the zone and forcing the opposing pitching to for more strikes.
Okay, thank you, Heidi.
12 swung on and missed.
So another exceptional effort for him on the mound.
Working here as we'll show you the league e r. A. Leader.
You see, he's right up there among league leaders in that department at the plate.
Tomas Nieto was a strikeout victim in his first try.
Sometimes you just got a tip your cap to the guy on the mound.
He's getting paid to try and get you out as well any time it gets up there north of 78 pitch A bee's.
Sometimes it just comes down a pure execution, but see if he makes the adjustment right here.
And that's outside.
He lost in ball four runner on first with one out of that next picture.
Noah Syndergaard No runs, three hits and no errors on the Mets line score so far, friend of but here.
But this winds up hitting him, and they're gonna say that he went after it.
A strange strike.
Two 12 It's bunted into the air on he makes the catch to away now with former top prospect amid Rosario is one for two in the ballgame, trying to back him up a bit there with the fastball started to go.
Did he hold up in time? Yes, says the first day.
Some Pirates full three.
Now on a good at bat.
That time is he lays off ball four, and as a result, that will move a runner up into scoring position.
Now, with two away.
Now, time will be called.
Here is you see the pitching coach making his way.
The next, he'll look to bring home the tying run from second with the base it into the outfield one.
Hi, in deep down the left field line on this, wind up a foul ball, trying to hold the lead.
Here's the delivery bouncing with left side cleanly first, and the Mets are going to come up empty.
Here is that ends the inning.
A couple of walks, but no damage.
More baseball on MLB Network right after this sixth, about to get started, and that will bring forth the veteran outfielder JOC Pederson target.
But this is low two on one action in the Mets bullpen now both the left and a right hander that start to throw.
Just lucky to make contact on that one is it's chopped foul.
And that's eight strikeouts now for him in the booth.
Here's Corey Seager was punched out looking at strike three last time through Yeah, Maddie and hopefully got it out of his system.
Especially now he's got a bear down.
He gets two strikes in this spot, has to put the ball in play.
It's taken several inches below the zone.
In fact, Gavin Lux is on deck one run, four hits.
No errors for the Dodgers thus far really got strikeout pitch working now.
Is he not just number nine in the ball game? He's got good swinging this stuff in this game.
That's back the back case, and that was his ninth of the game.
If you're striking out one or more on anything, you're throwing the ball pretty well into the box now Gavin Lux and that one got a piece of, and I'm sure that stings a little bit.
The best revenge he get for his pain is to find a way to come around to score.
We'll see if his guys can move him around the bases, digging in and looking for more.
Will Smith, a hit in two, tried so far.
Lux is off first with two away hit hard towards center, and that's in their base hit way.
Take a look at his numbers and a couple of things jump out at you.
He's been throwing it by guys the entire game, but that leads to some high pitch counts, and that's the case here.
After that hit, you have to wonder if he started to get a little bit.
In today's game.
Everyone seems to want air on the side of caution in terms of pitch counts standing in now.
Too much dip on the sinker, laid off for a ball with runners in scoring position.
This season, dealer is below the Mendoza line, banning average under 200.
Unfortunately, yeah, Matty, he's well aware of it.
Runners in scoring position.
That's where you need to be on your game.
He's just expanded the zone entirely.
Too much in these situations? Well, he's behind in the count now.
He's probably gonna have to turn to something hard and straight right here.
Two men, Iran With two men out that's popped up, Alonzo found ground and note this one fall, so we'll get another shot working to keep this one run game. The pitch.
There's a line drive base hit to left field.
Smith rounds third and is digging for the plate.
Will score as it's now a three nothing ballgame.
Well, maybe the tables have turned a bit earlier in the game, with Picture had its way with him, but he wins the battle this time and in a big way.
Two runs on the board as a result.
Now, here comes the Mets skipper on his way toward the mound and we're going to see a pitching changes that's going to do it for his starter here tonight, Depart after five and 2/3 is it will be up to the bullpen to keep his guys in the ballgame.