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Tonight we wrap up this three game series between the L.
A Dodgers and the New York Mats Dodgers attempt to break out the brooms in this three game series.
Right after this, Steven Matz starts the game on the mound for the third and final game of the Syrians.
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One of the strengths of this guy is handling right handed hitters.
Right handers coming into this game are hitting under 2 50 against this guy, so he's doing a lot of things right when the right hander step into the batter's box at the plate.
Mookie Betts get started in this one under the lights.
First delivery to him on the way underway Now for Sunday night.
Baseball is the first pitch is swung on and missed is we get the series finale underway.
Thes Mets as they enter play here tonight.
Come in trying to put together a complete ballgame as they've lost their last two.
Yeah, things haven't gone too well so far in this series zero.
They're looking to avoid the sweep here in this one.
They got to get off in the early innings.
It's gonna be monumental if they could push a few runs across and give this picture a chance to relax.
Now the one in one and this will Missus.
Well, so he's in danger of losing the leadoff man here tonight.
It's three and one now, starting to get a bit chilly here tonight.
57 degrees at game time, and it's up to a 32 full count.
Now you have to find a way to lay off that low sinker.
There is just no way to do any damage.
You're just looking at either a Grushin or ground out to the left side, high and deep down the left field line on this will wind up a foul ball 3 to 1 more time, and this is line softly here to the left side.
But this is a foul ball high fly ball after straightaway center Marie's Nick is under it, looks it into his glove, and there's one gun, and that will bring up the versatile Max Muncy and the home away splits.
Tell us he's actually quite a bit better hitting on the road that he is at home.
Infield shifted well to the right.
Here's the first pick.
Munsey, with a swing and a deep drive to writhe solo shot to right center number 17 Forum on the season and the Dodgers strike 1st 1 to nothing.
I love the homer in the top of the first inning.
Give your picture a chance to kind of regroup and gather himself with an early lead into the box.
Now Justin Turner.
Let's it in the air to right field, waiting on it. His Nemo.
He hauls it in without any trouble.
And there are two away riding in Cody Bellenger get to take his first cuts here in field in the over shift here.
Now the pitch strike taken is that one catches the outer part of the plate.
One ball, one strike not close with the off speed pitch taken for a ball.
Hasn't seen a heater yet.
One might be coming right here.
Here's the two on one pitch, comes at him with the slider there and gets the strike time for a look at the umpires working this one behind the plate is Darryl Parker.
Oh, Darryl Parker, behind addition.
You ever really know what you're gonna get from this guy? Yeah, sometimes.
And I'd hate to be mean and say he flips a coin back there because that's not the case.
But as an offensive player, you have to find a consistent zone.
You just can't swing in a mission that ends the inning price.
Southpaw from Tennessee is the man on the mound.
What do we need to know here? Danny elected at a really solid starting pitcher right here.
You take a look at E. R. A.
Anywhere between 3.
5 and four, but I tell you what he does know how to do.
He knows how to get people out.
And he could minimize the damage.
He knows how to control the running game.
He does a lot of things right.
And if he does all those things, expect a real solid performance in this one.
Stepping up now a med Rosario.
Take a look at the splits between April and May.
First pitch here from price liner in there for a base hit.
So the leadoff hitter reaches with good speed in the two hole hitter can handle the bat.
We'll see if they have a play on here with nobody out that copyist picture right there.
Changeups usually get is out front, but he was able to stay back, recognizing driving for basic box for his first at bat in this one, Brandon Nimmo and someone they're gonna have to watch out for.
You see, he's been a tough out over.
The last couple of Siri's has a look.
You check out this Dodger team.
Is they interplay here tonight.
Have been playing some pretty good baseball of late.
Is they've won six of their last eight games.
Yeah, Matty, this team has been playing really well right now, and this is case in point.
Chance to jump out again to another one. Nothing lead.
They've really been doing that.
They've been on attack early offensive, almost ambush like approaches to their fats, and it's working for looked first by Price on the runner back safely.
Rosario aboard here it first with nobody out fastball, but he's able to hold off on it, and it's two on one now.
Nemo with an even count of two and two now.
22 Coming now from Price lying toward the gap in left center that gets down and he's got himself a base hit.
1st 2 batters find Sweets barrel up perfectly.
Fans have cited Middle of your coming to the plate.
Now, after those 1st 2 babies, this could be a laser show.
So here's Jeff MacNelly.
Take a look at one.
See the average starting playing 3 18 9 homers.
26 are one of that's popped up.
Lux, ranging into the outfield.
He's there and records the first next power bat of Pete Alonso.
He'll look to bring home the tying run from second with base it into the outfield, ready with first pitch. Here it comes.
Now He's got it to.
To go has to be a challenge coming up here.
He probably doesn't want to flirt with loading the bases first and second.
Now one man out fastball catches the black there for a called strike, 21 fouled away to to swing and a miss.
That's strike three thistles.
I think we'll see a lot from him in this game.
Cutter starting in on the hitters in the opposite batter's box.
It could be a real effective pitch when it's located well, and that one was right there.
Robinson Cano the next to dig in.
We will look at a first pitch fastball for one letter.
Played 3 13 3 homers. Hand 14.
Driven in now, a fastball for a called strike.
It's one on one.
You could bet he wants that one back at the plate right now, that's a pitch.
You normally see a guy drive if he has the right approach, going two down runners at first and second locked him up.
Lunge out of the crouch to put this one away.
But reactions there in the inning is over to left for the Mets.
They trail this 11 to nothing.
New ending set to get underway and stepping up.
Is the shortstop Corey Seager ready to deliver? Here's the first pitch, her ball taken outside to begin the at bat full, one weakly hit towards first scooped up and take this to bag himself.
Leadoff man set down to start the second that way.
Standing in Chris Taylor.
Lifetime numbers against Steven Matz.
Just a one for nine.
The first pitch of the at bat on its way drops in a strike to start the at bat.
Taylor playing here in his age 29 season.
He was 1/5 round pick there in the first year player draft of 2012.
Nothing has been handed to this guy drafted in middle rounds, and he has found his way in the big leagues.
This has turned out to be a really nice pitch.
That's right there.
The Belt one and two now.
Wow, I can't believe the hitter took that one.
The picture absolutely got away with Hanger to to to to well, on the ground.
Firms can't pick it up cleanly, and you'll step on first for the out. Three.
Unassisted digging in now Gavin Lux is get three hits in six tries for the series.
First pitch coming.
The Dodgers have the early one.
We play the second sinkers in there for a called strike.
Any forges ahead, Nothing in two.
You've got to cover the whole plate now after letting him steal two strikes on the inside half on strike three Caldas, he says.
You got to be kidding me.
With side retired Dodgers down in order and after an inning and 1/2 it's one to nothing.
Bottom of the inning now, And that'll bring in the veteran catcher Wilson Ramos ready with the first pitch. Here it comes.
Ready with one, and he popped him up back into foul territory behind first, and no one can get there.
We'll try it again.
Ball into strikes now.
Well, there's the classic old, too wasted fastball, not even close to his own.
CB throws on the next pitch.
I want to wear a little pop up off toward the first base sign and there's out Number one.
You in a cesspit, its first pitch on its way here.
Cess pit is with Dr That's high and deep to left field.
Back goes Taylor, CIA.
Later, over the wall, A home run solo home run here off the ban of Ur**** SP seven home runs for him on the year.
Now, as the Mets have come back to tie things at once, you don't know you're even gonna get starts in with strike.
It's only he did not play last night, but clearly back in the starting nine for this one.
It's hard up the middle.
Look at the sliding Scott Got him.
Wow, what a great show of brains there this fall.
Looked like it might get throughout the middle, but check out the Spider stop, and that's gonna take him right into a good going physician, where he's able to get enough on the throw to get him out at first.
Riding into the box.
Here's the first offering weekly on the ground to short.
When it eats him up a bit and they'll have no Playas, he reaches first base safely.
Wow, I think he took it for granted. There of it.
Probably thought he had it in the bag, and he just lost concentration for a minute.
Now his picture has to pick him up with two outs.
First following the error, and next will be the speed threat.
A med Rosario, he said.
Here it comes down.
Here's the 01 off the plate.
One bowl, one strength.
Rosario sees the ball really well when facing left handed pitching and generally picks up a lot of hits against southpaws.
He isn't known for displaying a ton of power.
However, in these matchups Yeah, in today's game, when you're here in the word launch angle, I don't think it applies to him against left handed pitching.
He could put a lot of balls in contact.
He doesn't get himself into too many count leverage situations.
Tries to go too much.
Just a guy really puts back.
Here's the former first round draft choice, Brandon Nimmo.
No balls and two strikes.
One fastball is he gets the swing and a miss.
They down? 02 He better be leery of this guy's nasty changeup.
He has the ability to bury it down in a way, down and in wherever he wants to.
You got to be on point ready with the 12 now about a 58 foot breaking pitch that he wisely lays off here.
This'll is a huge pitch right here.
I don't think he wants to go 32 and have those runners be in motion.
Look for him to be aggressive with what he thinks is his best pitch right place Mrs.
Here on 22 and he runs a full three balls and two strikes.
Wow, this is a pretty good at that right here from down in the counter, only to work the count back to 32 and he's seen a lot of pitches to hold high in the year.
Out to right field bets has a read on it.
That's the third out.
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Yanks MAWR baseball on MLB Network right after this, so stepping in number 16 couple of hits for him in four trips to the plate last night.
First pitch way.
One way to get back up the middle and a base hit so the leadoff man is aboard.
He'll get it into second and he's safe.
So we struggle that time for him in center field.
And as a result, we tagged with box David Price.
Take no chances.
Here is he swipes this wall away.
It stays a foul ball.
Oh, in one delivery and he pops up.
One attempt catches made on the mound, and that's the first.
Give his guys and early lead if he could come through here from scratch.
Here's the pitch who started in with change, and it's nothing in one 11 the Dodgers lead off man 11 swung on and missed in that strike, two down the first base line.
But this is a foul ball.
The count hold steady and one and two great pitch there is.
He couldn't get extended on that one down on strikes for the second.
That was a nasty looking slider that time Really well, Strikeout.
You think it's fastball middle in that starts bearing in on your back leg, and unless you get it out front, there's nothing much you can do that.
Max is Max Muncy first sinker Mrs to in its ball, one runner in scoring position with one old and a sinker dips too low there into the dirt.
In fact, this is the cat mouse that I love right here.
You take the picture deep.
Now you're to again.
He gets a fastball right, and a sinker is over.
That time, it's back to 21 two out here in a runner at second on a good pitch, their instruction to get out there, and it's two to now.
I can't have one of my best left handed power back fishing for balls off the plate frozen on strike three for the final out of the inning, Back to back strikeouts.
Keep him out of danger.
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Now for the Mets.
Third turn at that.
And unfortunately for them in their fans, this lineup hasn't really found its stride this season.
They come in ranked in the bottom part of the league in both strikeouts and run scored.
One player told me, It's frustrating, for sure, but more than anything, I feel bad for our pitching staff.
They go out every day trying to keep us in ballgames, But right now we're putting a lot of pressure on them to be perfect with the lack of run support we're giving, another hitter told me cutting down on the strikeouts is a big point of emphasis as they try to generate more assistant rallies going forward.
Thank you, Heidi, for the first pitch of the at bat on its way, you know now McNeil very well could be a starter in the upcoming Midsummer Classic.
Is he currently leads all National League second baseman in all star votes.
Yeah, Matty not surprised this guy is on the top of the All Star Game point, but you have to take a step back.
This is being voted on by the fan, so I can't imagine how he feels to be voted in by his fans to start the All Star Game.
30 look at for the first strike lifted the other way out to left center, chasing after his Taylor.
He's there and records the first out.
And with that, they get a look at what's happening in the race in the National League West.
Riding in once again beat Alonso was a strikeout victim in his first try.
He has got to put that behind him, especially with runners in scoring position.
Those punchouts will stick with a little longer and I'm reaching that time.
It's strike one and he falls behind owing to nothing in to count and pitch, and it won't offer that too high. One and two.
That's a good take on a fastball out of the zone.
He's looking for a bowl to drive, but that ball was a little bit too far up his own.
That's one you normally pop right up center fielder on the run.
He tracks it down and makes the play to record the second with bases empty here with two.
Got anything that will bring up Robinson Cano.
First pitch here from Price.
Price sets his sights, one on its way.
Way rolled slowly.
Differs fielded cleanly Months.
He'll win the race to first, easily hands that ends the inning.
Nothing across here this half on now to the top of ending number four all tied at 11 all set for the start of the fourth.
And that will bring up the third baseman Justin Turner first pitch of the at bat on its way.
Turner, a veteran at 35 years of age, is currently on a one year deal, so he stands to be a free agent at the end of this season.
Yeah, Maddie, it's gonna be interesting to see where this guy lands at the end of this season.
A lot of variables come into place.
He's had a long career.
It's gonna be interesting to see if a team steps out past one or two years for this player back up the middle and in for a base hit.
So the fourth inning opens with a leadoff single, so a base hit for him has him aboard.
To start out there.
Half of the fourth is take a look at the league leader board in hits, and as you see, he's right up there among league leaders in that department.
So here's coding.
Bellenger perfect Mrs to its full one.
He's one thus far.
One pitch thing.
This is a spot you really don't want to be in with a great hitter like that.
You can't just lay one in there, but you also don't want to run a count to three line.
That's a base hit in left field.
The's guys air in perfect position to break through right here and to take the lead.
There is, without question, nothing tougher than back to back singles.
You don't know if they're gonna fund you don't know they do, so they have so many options at their disposal right now.
Next at the plate will be Cory Seager.
We'll take a look at a sinker here, too low for Ball one.
He's over one after grounding out in his only trip with Flake so far runs outside.
So it goes to know now.
Gotta find a way to execute either.
Good fastball down, away.
Flip something off speed for a strike you can not miss over the harder plate in these situations.
Hitter is on high alert right down the middle with changeup, but not what he was looking for.
Taken for a strike.
That's an impressive pitch right there.
If you're willing to throw a change of on to know, that tells me that's a picture.
Feel really confident with two balls and two strikes to Corey Seager? And here's a good sinker now, but it misses 32 Chris Taylor waits on deck.
It's now even for peace bouncing up the middle.
He's got it to second for one on the first to complete the double play with pictures.
Best friend. Right there.
Any was off to a rough start, right? But nothing changes.
Had, like a good old to bowl.
We'll see if they could strand the runner at third now.
So a man at third here with two guns and into his next it will be the ever versatile Chris Taylor, first offering on its way high in deep down the left field line on No one could get there.
It's a foul ball down toward second.
Scooped up Rwanda first gets him and decided, retired one left for L.
A on the bottom of the fourth tithe.
Here's the catcher Wilson Ramos, Hold for one flop out and foul territory.
First time through Maddy, and I think that pop out.
It was just a result of poor pitch selection.
Got to see the pitch over the hard plate.
He chased well out of his own and, as a result, didn't really put a good swing on that.
Back to work now is prices.
He gets ahead to start the inning.
It's strike one heading out toward shallow right on the movies bets all in a great diving catch for the first time.
Catch their and our show track technology demonstrates to us, that is, Ralph was really what made it happen.
Pretty easy to see.
He wouldn't have been able to make that play if it had not been for the angle he took to get to the booth.
So with one away now, a chance for the left fielder to that with bases empty.
Here's your cesspit.
Here's the first offering one run on four hits, one error in the game for the Mets thus far.
That evens it up, one on one.
Now the pitch and try to hold back swing, but will do so unsuccessfully is that's ruled a strike.
And we're even at 22 Neither guy willing to give in and the ad battle continue.
Here on two and two, and he runs a full three balls and two strikes.
There's Jake Marisnick.
He'll get his shot next.
32 Now from Price pitch of the at bat, coming up count.
Still full three into looking to fade.
His first walk here it comes on the ground of the left side first, and the price is right here to away.
Ready for another chance.
Jake Marisnick comes into this battle for one in the booth.
Here it is, I Marisnick imposing right handed figure.
At six foot four inches tall, this contract is set to expire at the end of this season, so he may end up hitting the market this winter.
You know, Maddie, I know he's in the final year of his contract.
He's playing to expectations to be honest with you.
I know he wants to turn it up a little bit, though, as he approaches the end of the season and make that salary push as he heads towards free agency again, changed things up on him and got him to swing through it.
One and two now counts even to and to two more is Nick to coming now from Price hit out towards second reined in Rwanda, Muncie gets him.
And with that bill in the inning, down and order go the Mets, Bethan and coming up tied of one Welcome back Heidi Watney standing by as we get set for the top of the fifth.
Matt during the break, I caught up with Dave Roberts, a Dodgers skipper, about his lineups performance so far, and one thing he stressed to me was the need for them to have better at that.
When they've got runners on base, they've had their opportunities with runners in scoring position but still have zero hits to show for it in those situations, he said repeatedly.
Not coming through with the big hit can wear on you as a team, but in this sport you have to dwell on the positives, he's confident they'll find a way to break through sooner or later.
Good stuff, Heidi.
Thanks a number of years.
First pitch to him.
Gavin Lux is in for the second time.
Now is he looks at a ball inside.
Wanna know? I wanted to get the front door curveball on the inside corner there, but it backed up a little and stayed off the corner way sinker that mrs for a ball, you could see this guy's more focused at the plate right now.
In that first day be he went down on strikes and there's a swing and a miss two on one.
It really feels like he's just on cruise control out there on the mound right now.
This is a type when you kind of get the feeling like next team that scores.
This one rounded up the first base line, but this will wind up a foul ball two and two, trying to send him packing for the second time.
It's easy to take their on the sinker well off the outside.
Struck him out second time tonight.
Now that he's been set down on strikes pretty clear, he didn't like to call there on the outside part of the plate, but probably too good to take down on strikes for the second time.
That pitch was right on the black.
Beautiful pitching, even if we had robots still be out.
But the only difference would be he wouldn't be able to complain about stepping in.
We'll take a look in an off speed pitch here that misses for ball one, a base hit in his first trip.
Change up low, too down low, and the plot thickens here.
And if I'm in the box right now, I'm coming unglued.
He is going to throw something over the heart of the plate.
Timing Just to tick off.
There is this one fouled off to the right and that's outside.
He's going to be pretty upset with himself about that 32 pitch.
All you want to do in that counters make it competitive pitch.
That one wasn't even stiffing the zone, and he let him get away.
Pitcher David Price steps up to the plate in a sacrifice situation, so let's see if that is indeed on right here.
First delivery to him on the way to great job right there to pull that one back.
Make the count 10 and get this defense on its heels a little bit.
The number one thing, If you're gonna be a good bunter, you have to get strikes.
Runner on first here with one gun in a 11 time and he pulls back to bunt.
Attempt to can't fall behind against the pitcher.
Need to minimize pitch count against the easy outs.
And this is certainly one of them now 20 It's amazing how guys canoes focus sometimes when the weaker hitters come up, especially the pictures.
You got to stay on the attack and minimize pitches and get these guys out.
Changed up on him and dropped it in for a called strike.
And he'll indeed square on three.
And one is he gets this one down.
They're related first in time.
And just like that, the side is retired.
Fair to say, my goodness, that these folks are not headed for a career on Broadway.
We've got more on this Sunday night after this 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, and he told me he's pretty unhappy with their discipline at the plate in this 11 thing that concerns him is they have yet to draw walk, he said.
Sometimes pictures were just on and throwing a lot of strikes.
But he said they need to find a way to get base runners, although they're seeing a lot of strikes.
More discipline in patients should lead to more opportunities for free passes.
All right, thank you.
Set now for the bottom of the fifth and the pictures steps in.
Next it will be Steven, Mass.
And that's on the outside corner for a strike is in complete command of his two seamer.
Right now, it's got great movement, great depth running all over the place, this offense gonna have a tough, and it's one on one Mets pitcher behind the plate with a ball and two strikes fly ball out toward left center field.
Bell injures under it one down.
Bring in the former top prospect amid Rosario, a couple of singles to his credit thus far ready with first pitch. Here it comes.
Fastball is in there, and this guy's been incredibly efficient so far in this one, mostly because he's getting ahead.
70% of the batter's he's faced Eastern.
The first strike, two behind owing to now one run, four hits, one error in the game for the Mets thus far.
And I'm going to Mrs with the fastball on a fastball fluid right by him and there to down.
That was a good job, tying him up inside on that strikeout pitch.
It wasn't even in the strike zone, but with the hitter protecting with three strikes, that's the kind of you can get off.
He's probably not gonna do much with it when he does make.
So here's Brandon Nimmo look, A changeup drops below the knees for ball 11 for two in the booth.
That's inside, too, and it's a lot easier to hit when you're putting or something good hitter's counts.
These guys did a great job, not swinging at pitcher's pitches and what he's getting the ball in his own.
He's getting the barrel to.
He's been hot lately.
No, now, Now, with the bases empty.
I think he needs to be careful not to just grew one here just because it's three.
No, he's a guy that got ambush you and lose one over the wall way.
You gotta believe he had the green light in that situation.
Two outs, 30 count.
This guy can certainly handle the bat.
That's a perfect situation.
Toe let him loose.
But I love the fact that he's keep holding a certain area and it wasn't what he was looking for.
Taylor is there, makes the catch, and the side is retired.
Mets go down 123 way played, five full tied at one aside, the top half of the sixth about to get started and up next, one of the terrific talents in the game booth ready to deliver.
Here's the first pitch taken, and that one catches the bottom part of the strike zone action in the Mets bullpen.
Now it's both the left and a right hander that start to throw smoke towards throw to first gets him.
So the leadoff man's retired here to begin six.
Told a good job to get down on the ground in time to smother it still had to get up and make a throw.
And, of course, he did that too.
Ready? Once again, Max Muncy.
He's one for two in this one first pitch coming here.
It ISS on a high strike, their old one one out.
Nobody on when you talk about a picture getting the benefit of the doubt.
That's low but called the strike anyway.
Nothing in to now.
You know, when a guy starts to get tired, you often see their breaking stuff starts to flatten out.
But that's not the case here.
Still has really nice finish on that slider, as we just saw, and this is hit hard to the right side.
But foul and another foul ball faces are empty.
One man in the next to Mrs and that will move it to one and two.
Now just a bit low.
What? It's 22 regardless of the result right here to be down to and work it back to uneven count.
Gotta feel like it's a win for the offense.
There's a swing and a drive hit well out to right field, but that will stay in the park is it's off the wall on.
He'll pull into second with one away.
He obviously didn't let last night's hitless out and get through his head too much because that's his second hit of the ballgame, This one, a double.
I'm sure he's feeling a lot better about the way he's going right now.
Now here comes the Mets skipper on his way toward the mound, and it looks as though that's going to be off for his starter here tonight.
He departs in a tie ball game but is responsible for that runner at second.
So the best he can hope for is in no decision here.
Right handed reliever standing 63 gets the ball now out of the way.
So now to the plate.
Justin Turner, first pitch to him, runs a bit inside for ball, one.
Ready with 10 strike one.
He took a big swing at that.
One is this is driven out to deep left center field on.
They take the lead.
So a two run shot to left center home run number five on the year, and it gives the Dodgers of 3 to 1 lead.
Talk about a guy getting hot right It's a bomb hit one yesterday.
Usually, when he gets hot, he starts to get them in Bunches.
This could be the beginning of a very, very good Bellenger with Blake now swing and a drive to right center.
Hey, that ball's gonna be way out of here.
Back to back home runs.
It's a solo homer for Cody Bellenger.
Number 17 forum on the season and the Dodgers move out in front now 4 to 1 another.
Excellent swing right there.
That's multiple home runs in the same inning.
You're missing over the heart of the plate.
Best Corey Seager as he takes a fastball off the plate for a ball.
One or no over to from him so far in this one hit down the third base line, but a foul ball one and one outside with fastball is the count.
Moves to two on one now.
Two balls and two strikes.
Now to to Wow, talk about a waste pitch on to on to that one wasn't even close.
Anyone would have swung at that pitch high fly ball after straight away center.
It is Marie's Nick for out number two.
So coming to the plate, Chris Taylor.
He's over to in the ball game so far.
First pitch on its way.
Changeup floats outside here for Bulls.
One strike taken is that one catches the outer part of the plate.
For the second booth, thinking held up in time that that becomes moot as it's a cold strike.
23 runs already home here and the inning goes away in unceremonious fashion on a swing and a miss it of all way outside the strike zone.
So two home runs in the inning lead three runs on the scoreboard onto the bottom of ending number six.
It's the Dodgers four, and the Mets won.
Ross Stripling enters to do the pitching in the booth.
Geoff McNeill will be the next taking Turner.
Here's the first pitch to him and against ahead here with the fastball Strike one.
Someone on this offense needs to take it upon themselves to have a quality a B and start the line moving again.
Here comes the own one, and that Mrs One and one that would look like it could easily have gone the other way.
There's a big difference between 02 and one and one.
But now this next pitch probably becomes the biggest of the back, and he can't get out of the way there.
So the leadoff man will be aboard toe open up the inning on This is a case of a pitcher, legs, frustrations.
He feels like it gets robbed on the previous pitch, just rare back and really let it go on the next pitch.
But it got away from him in a big way into the box.
Alonzo, he's hit.
Listen, is to add that so far ready to deliver.
Here's the first.
I love the fact that he's not scared to go right back inside with another fastball.
I know we hit the last guy, but if he's gonna have success, he's gotta establish that pitch in ball and a strike to the Mets first baseman.
Gotta believe that picture's gonna trust his defense right here.
Look for something down in his own to induce a ground ball double play.
Sixth inning Fourtou.
Here is this one scorched foul to the left.
12 is offered at and missed.
He chased it for Strike three.
Man, he's been absolutely getting over.
Match been played the last couple of games.
That's his fifth strikeout.
So clearly this pitching staff, they figured out how to attack this guy.
We'll see if he could make any adjustments.
There's Robbie Cano now, as he takes a called strike on the Black, its own one over to for him to this point.
One now a check swing, but he holds up in time. Ball one.
Stripling has tossed over 30 innings so far this season, and over those innings he's worked to whip of just a little over 1.3.
So he's a reliable arm in terms of limiting traffic on the base path.
Runners on first with one down, it's one of two.
Stripling is a reliever known for forcing contact, not a huge strikeout guy most of the time, but he also doesn't issue a lot of free passes, either.
There's a couple of keys to being a good reliever, one if you have a great stuff and you strike everybody out or like this guy not afraid to throw the ball in the strike zone He has good stuff, not great stuff.
He's not afraid to let his defense help him out and make some place and a fastball in the dirt that's taken for a ball fastball that time, but he hangs with it to stay alive.
Way ripped on the ground first, only has some trouble with it.
On the first, it's a double play.
As their woes continued, the inning is over.
Nothing doing for the metropolitans and this is still a 41 ball game is on the pitch from the bullpen now to start any number seven number set for the start of the inning and set to go is the second baseman, Gavin Lux.
Here comes the first pitch I lifted in the air out to center field.
Marisnick is under it, and that's the first out of the inning.
Ready now Will Smith.
It was a walk in his last trip.
The first pitch of the at bat on its way runs up high, one balm of strength in their one and two now swing and a miss years too quick.
Two outs to start the seventh for there's the perfect pitch right there, straight changeup he had yet this at bat.
And what does he do? He uses it, holds the string and gets the big strikeout.
Baby, we'll grab a bat hit for the pitcher here.
Number 40 way skied in the air to straightaway left cess.
Pit is is there? Makes the catch and that will retire the side.
123 Go to Dodgers, but they lead it 4 to 1.
Gets the call from the pen to take over on the mound and start the home.
Number 40 that will bring up Wilson.
Ramos comes in over to us for ready with first pitch. Here it comes.
Well thrown sinker that time down, but in the strike zone.
Probably designed Take right there.
They need base Runner.
So they're gonna make him try to bring the ball in the strike zone.
01 Here it comes.
Just behind the fastball. There.
Two strikes now, looking to put him away.
Here's the 02 Still one and two.
No way to the right side on.
He can't come up with it and step on first for the out. Three.
Here's one assessment was retired with ground ball last time.
Every team has that guy you nss Pittis is that guy for the Mets completely changes the complexion of that Max betting alrighty against right he is.
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Now here's the pitch.
Starts to go around with the home plate umpire says he held up bowl, too.
Well, I'll tell you, from where I'm sitting, it looks like he's starting to brush his delivery out there.
Someone needs to remind him to stay back and let his arm get out front.
Here it comes. 30 there's Ball four.
That's not a strike.
I don't know what I know.
These subs have a job.
I get it if he gets the next borderline or if there are any makeup calls coming up with plate Jake Marisnick.
He rolled into ground outs a couple of times already here in the ballgame from the stretch.
It hard to the right side, but foul way.
Good hard sinker that time is in control, too.
Sinker Mrs and it's one of two.
There's a shot to left field and deep look.
A kiss on this one is gone.
A home run It's a two run shot straight away, left home run number two for him on the year as its trimmed to 43 game.
The union will pinch hit here, and he's potential tithe.
Take their on the sinker well off the outside.
Get on the ground, down to short.
Field it cleanly just in time as they get hit by an island.
Joe Kelly takes over pitching duties, looking to get that final out.
Now here in this seventh inning, back to the top of the Mets.
Order digging in a med Rosario.
So far, two for three in this one hears nothing and nothing pitch and fastballs in there for strike. One.
Who? That was some gas triple digits on the radar gun behind.
Owing to now, two out.
Nobody shop this one right side.
Muncie gets him, and with that bill in the inning for the Mets, do strike for two, Both coming on this two run home run will march on to the eighth.
It's now a 43 ball games, and when be it was, it's going to come on down.
Relief is he'll be making his 20th appearance of the season, ready to begin the eighth.
And that'll bring forth the veteran after others.
Here's the first offering, and he won't bite it.
That one, either. It's too.
High in the air, out toward left center.
Suspects range to his left as he tracks this one down in left center for the first time.
One c standing again, but first will flash back to the very first ending of the ballgame.
Solo home run and had him off running early on.
Oh, in one delivery on the run, this one in on him and he can't connect.
So he finds himself down one and two now.
Oh, I love that pitch right there.
Up and in a jam sandwich.
Want to wait on a good take their clothes, but it's two to 43 R score.
Here is we play the game and he found this one off 2 to 1 more time on you can tell he wanted to hold off, but he swims through the inside pitch anyway.
He becomes number two Really good late fight on that stride rite.
Their best ones have that late action that just starts at the last minute there, so tough to get the bat on.
And when you've got that good slider going, it's a great strikeout now.
Justin Turner, as the first pitch to him, is often played for a ball one or no, he's two for three and looking for more here.
Grounded Differs stepped on the bag himself, and the inning is over.
Dodgers down in order, but they hold on to a 43 lead.
Bottom of ending number eight set to go and regular bad next Wyoming native Brandon Nimmo.
This thing is far from over, Even though we're moving into back into this game only down by one.
All they need to do is get this leadoff guy and their extra base in away from this thing that falls in for a base hit his second of the night.
It's a leadoff base hit to open their hands for the way should be interesting to see the way go old school. New school.
Just let him swing away should be interesting.
So with a left handed hitter waiting, they'll go to their own left hand around.
Now Jeff McNeil, we'll take a look at one.
Alexander is among a dying breed, those lefty specialists whose roles are changing with the new rules around reliever usage.
No way Dodgers leading the slimmest of margins laid in this one and trying to hang on and earn the series sweep.
One of the keys, if you want to sweep the game, is you're gonna have to get some big outs in that 7th 8th and ninth inning there leading by a Runas.
We're going towards the end of this game now.
It's time for the pitching staff to put this one under wraps, and it certainly would be a big morale boost to a team if they're able to complete a sweep like this one on the road in hostile territory.
They might even change their nickname for this team.
To the Road Warriors sweep is looking pretty good as their leading this one again.
Late in the ballgame, grounded back up the middle, scooped up.
There's one, pulls the first baseman off the bag and he's safe.
Definitely West himself on that return, first there, and he threw it away.
They got the force at second and the runner didn't advance, so it'll just be scored, a fielder's choice runner on first with one away on up steps.
The power bat of Pete Alonso.
Here it comes in their own one 101st year, one man out, slow roller down the third base line.
But this will be a foul ball issues behind owing to now dusted and lost flight.
That time, some mind games being played.
Now it's one and two.
Pitching isn't always about throwing strikes.
Sometimes you just need to make sure your opponent isn't too comfortable up there.
And that's just what he did right there.
Busted and inside with good hard stuff through Robinson, Cano will grab a bat next, not much in the way of productivity from him so far, But he's got a chance to come through here in a crucial spot.
Yeah, it's time now that he has to put the rest of those back behind because none of that matters.
If he could catch up when it really counts, Here's a little chopper up the middle one.
We'll put this in his pocket and be content with just one Michael now pinch run here.
So striding in Wilson Ramos he's got a chance to tie this game up with that equalising run just 90 feet away at third, trying to hold the lead.
Here's the delivery points in every game that could decide winning or losing.
This is one of those spots.
Time to make some great pitches.
Big spot to out.
Possible tying and go ahead runs on.
Okay, two balls and no strikes to run.
I don't mind trying to pitch him backwards right there with those two early count sliders, but now we find himself in a situation where he's gonna have to after those two breaking balls.
You have to be sitting on a fastball right here, 30 pitch, taking away.
That time it's 31 three and 1 to 1, and this is where you gotta be geared up for something to drive.
I don't think you can just groovin one right here.
You still have to try to make a competitive pitch, and he misses with it for ball four, so the bases will be loaded now with two away.
That's a big no no.
He obviously had to work carefully with you.
Do not want to walk in the load the bases now he's really got his work.
We'll see how we fares here, Brian Answers recalled.
Pitch here in a big spot, inherits of bases loaded jam but needs just one out to get out of it.
You're in a cesspit.
Lives will be the 1st 1 to greet him in a bad in a big spot here, bases loaded and two out in the inning.
Yeah, from the bell.
Kicks and deals and it's fouled away.
Send one downstairs.
It's a ball in the strike cess pit behind the ball and two strikes one and two.
Here it is, and he comes back to get him.
So a great job pitching out of it with the bases loaded.
Dodgersbullpen does its job.
Way played. Eight full.
It's the Dodgers four and the Mets three.
Now we're gonna have a conference at the home plate area, so it would appear that we'll see a double switch here.
Justin Wilson is in out of the bullpen now.
It will be inserted into the number six spot following the double sweat.
Tomas Nieto will also come on now.
We'll move into the pictures.
Number nine, hold in order here on that double sweat.
Jed Lowry, Come into the bargain now, as he takes over with third baseman digging in and looking for more Cody Ballenger.
He homered earlier, and it's two for three to this.
Yeah, this guy flexed its muscles in that last at bat way.
Heard that he asked with power.
That last bomb had to go well over 400 feet when he hit it a long way.
One and oh, the count.
A defensive now in the pitch.
Stay on top of the slider that time.
High Wilson wants a member of the Chicago Cubs organization, was signed as a free agent in the middle of last season.
Yeah, I know he expected to get a longer term deal, but these are the facts. Right now.
He is on a one year deal, and he is gonna have to produce if he is going to get that multi year he's been looking for.
But this is Yank down out there at shortstop for the first time.
Plate Corey Seager.
He flew out in his last at bat.
Here comes the first pitch way with dirt, and it's to go now.
Not even close with 10 he needs to get back in the zone.
Work quadrants, two balls and a strike When the pitcher on the mound established in this kind of heater, you gotta come off everything else and find a way to get that bad in zone line.
Hard to the left side, but foul to again.
He sends it out of playing another, trying to to looks 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.
Skied in the year to straightaway left cess.
Pit is is there, and he brings it in for the second out of the inning, stepping in and ready for another shot. Chris Taylor.
He was sat down on strikes in his last at bat.
Yeah, matter big time K last time up, and it's been a tough Siris for him so far.
You can tell he's just not seeing the ball off this team.
Let's see if he can make an adjustment right here.
Bases are empty here with two men out.
Now check swing, but it's strike one anyway, says the home plate umpire.
Half swing there on a pitch out of the zone.
Indeed, it's Strike two now, a fastball awfully close, but he doesn't get the call.
It's two and two now.
Well, all of the umpires in the seats thought that would strike three.
And they weren't far off.
But I think that was a good call.
Look, to be just a bit outside.
So it remains a one run lead as they hit in for their final set of swing.
123 go the Dodgers.
But they hang on to a one run lead 4 to 3.
Jansen takes the ball now in any number nine looking to close the door.
Bottom of the ninth and next will be a speed threat in the form of outfielder Jake Marisnick.
Not an easy thing to do to score off the games, but down by one at home.
You've got a chance with that last one to start the Jansen, a 32 year old veteran.
He's an 11 year vet of the major league level, so certainly put together a nice career in professional baseball.
Find his own here is that cutter low makes it three great situation right here leading off the inning.
You've got to find a way to get on base any way possible.
But I don't like to take the aggression away from hitters.
If it's in your zone, I want you swing and this is taken for ball four.
So just like that, time runs aboard to start.
The home really struggled with his command in this game, no doubt about it.
But to make things worse, he just lost one of the fastest guys in the ballpark.
Now, with Flake, Tomas Nido will be looking for something could drive into the gap and drive home that time run from strike.
Throw down falls.
There is out good.
Throw a lot of patients to work out that walk, but it's got a race pretty quickly.
Always hate to give outs away on the base past, especially when you've gotten on base for free, nobody on and a pitch in the dirt.
If he lays off one on one in for a strike and jumps ahead one and two, very rarely does a picture like this leave women location like that.
That's a pitch right there.
He'd like to have back.
He loved swing at that one again.
12 is a swing and a miss.
That's strike three.
Banning order turns over now set to go amid Rosario on the night east to perform with singles, Jansen comes set first pitch on its way.
Right? Taken is that one catches the outer part of the plate.
Wynwood belong to David Price.
If it holds up, I run a plate.
One fastball just misses that ball one.
And this is swung on and missed.
So now they find themselves down to their final strike tonight.
Man, this guy's been locked in all game long.
I don't know where that ugly swing just came from, and it's swung on and hit to center field, and this should do It.
Catches made and the Dodgers go on the road and sweep their rival.
Good job there to slam the door for the wind.
And they finished the month with Bang just the way you want to, and it's a 43 finish in this evening's ballgame.
Dodgers wrap up their 20th road win of the season.
David Price earns his six winning decision in this one.
Kenley Jansen earns the save out of the bullpen is 22nd.
So that just about does it for Mark Derosa.
Dan, Zak, Heidi, Walk me down on the field and the rest of our group.
I'm Matt Vasgersian.
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