<!-- NOTE: some names the b-r linker matched have multiple, possible player id matches. Leave this as is or search for "results=" to select a desired player/id pairing. You may remove this comment. -->The Mets beat the Dodgers 5-0 tonight at Dodger Stadium.Why the Mets won:Johan Santana was dominant, allowing three hits over eight shutout innings.Why the Dodgers lost:Nate Eovaldi was ineffective, allowing five runs on seven hits. The Mets knocked him out of the game after just 5.1 innings.Points of discussion:
  • Ike Davis hit a three-run home run in the sith inning to make the game 5-0. The homer was his 13th and his fourth in his last ten games. Ike was 2-for-4 on the night with two runs scored.
  • Bobby Parnell came in and tossed a scoreless ninth inning, closing out the Dodgers on just six pitches.
  • Daniel Murphy was also 2-for-4. He hit a sac fly in the second to give the Mets a 1-0 advantage.
  • The Mets go for the sweep tomorrow with Dillon Gee (5-6, 4.42 ERA) going up against Clayton Kershaw (5-4, 2.74 ERA).