Mets rocked by Dodgers to complete ugly sweep

Before the Mets welcomed the Dodgers to Citi Field this weekend — the beginning of a 13-game gauntlet in opposition to the Dodgers and Giants that might make or break their season — Pete Alonso known as it a “show-me stretch.”

With three video games within the books, the Mets have completely nothing to present for it.

After hanging their hat on taking the Dodgers to further innings in every of the first two games, only to drop both, the Mets suffered a full-on blowout Sunday evening to get swept with a 14-4 loss at Citi Field.

Carlos Carrasco acquired shelled for six runs and three homers whereas lasting simply two innings. The Mets couldn’t get something going in opposition to Max Scherzer — regardless of the Dodgers’ lackluster protection giving them loads of possibilities early to get again within the sport — and went 0-for-12 with runners in scoring place.

By the time Max Muncy had hit his second dwelling run of the evening within the sixth inning to push the Dodgers’ lead to 9-2, chants of “Let’s Go Dodgers” crammed Citi Field. Later, the Mets wanted two place gamers, Brandon Drury and Kevin Pillar, to pitch the ninth inning.

Carlos Carrasco watches as Will Smith rounds the bases after his second-inning dwelling run on Sunday evening.
for the NY POST

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The Dodgers ambushed Carrasco, who now owns a ten.32 ERA after 4 begins as a Met. Ex-Met Justin Turner crushed a two-run homer to left-center discipline earlier than Will Smith added a two-out solo shot for a 3-0 lead within the first inning. It was Smith’s third dwelling run of the sequence — the primary gave the Dodgers a lead within the tenth inning Friday evening and the second broke up Taijuan Walker’s no-hitter and tied the sport within the seventh inning Saturday.

Cody Bellinger led off the second inning with a double ripped to the hole after which scored on Trea Turner’s RBI double. Muncy got here up subsequent and made it 6-0 with a two-run homer despatched 420 toes to left discipline.

Carrasco walked Justin Turner — drawing a mound go to from pitching coach Jeremy Hefner and motion within the bullpen — earlier than lastly getting out of the inning at 57 pitches.

After the Mets wasted a two-on, one-out state of affairs within the first inning, a Dodgers error put runners on first and second with one out within the backside of the second. Carrasco laid down a sacrifice bunt — with supervisor Luis Rojas not turning to a pinch hitter from his four-man bench — however Brandon Nimmo adopted with a groundout to strand runners at second and third.

Curiously, after Carrasco hit for himself, Jake Reed relieved him to start the third inning. Though the injury was already finished, Reed saved the Dodgers in examine and delivered three scoreless innings to assist save an already drained bullpen.

Brandon Drury
Brandon Drury got here in to pitch for the Mets of their blowout loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Robert Sabo

The Mets lastly pushed a run throughout within the third inning on a groundout by Jeff McNeil to make it 6-1.

With assist from some extra shoddy Dodgers protection, the Mets loaded the bases with one out within the fourth inning. But once more they missed an opportunity to put a dent into the lead, scratching throughout only one run on Michael Conforto’s groundout that made it 6-2.

The Dodgers padded their lead within the sixth inning off Yennsy Diaz. Ex-Met Billy McKinney roped a one-out triple to proper discipline, which Conforto was unable to snag earlier than operating into the wall. After Scherzer drove him dwelling with a sacrifice fly, Muncy’s two-run shot pushed the lead to 9-2.

The Mets acquired two runs again within the seventh inning off the Dodgers bullpen, with a wild pitch and a J.D. Davis sacrifice fly driving in runs to get the Mets inside 9-4.

The Dodgers hung one other three-spot within the eighth inning off Geoff Hartlieb earlier than including two extra runs off Drury within the ninth.

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