• The Dodgers completed a three game sweep of the New York Mets defeating them by a score of 2-1.  J.J. Putz (1-3) suffered the loss, allowing the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning on a sharp single to left by Russell Martin that plated Orlando Hudson.
  • Jose Reyes left the game after grounding out to 2nd base in the top of the 3rd inning.  He aggravated his calf injury attempting to beat the throw to 1st.  Ramon Martinez replaced him at SS and leadoff.  After the game, Met manager Jerry Manuel stated that Reyes's status for the Mets' next game, Friday at Boston, was uncertain, but that Reyes would travel with the team to Boston and undergo treatment with the Mets' training staff.
  • Daniel Murphy made his first major league start at 1B, but his surprisingly stellar defense throughout the game was outweighed by his 0-4 with 2 strikeouts and a double play at the plate.  Murphy left 7 men on base.
  • Met starter Livan Hernandez pitched well, allowing only 1 run on an Andre Ethier sacrifice fly in the first inning, and overall 7 hits and 1 BB in 7 innings pitched, with 2 K.
  • The Mets have now lost 4 consecutive games after starting this road trip 3-0.
  • The Dodgers are 17-3 at home so far this season.
  • It was Casey Blake bobble-head night, and the Dodger third baseman and number 8 hitter thrilled his many fans by singling and walking in 3 plate appearances.
  • Fake President Dennis Haysbert, and pseudo-celebrities Arsenio Hall and Jon Lovitz were seen in the crowd. 000005-dennis_haysbert.jpg
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  • Actor Matthew McConaughey threw out the ceremonial first pitch, but I did not see it so I cannot say whether it or he was high.matthew_mcconaughey-1-we_are_marshall.jpg
  • The probable starters for the Mets' next game are Johan Santana (5-2, 1.36) and the expected to be activated from the disabled list Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1, 12.79).
  • Box score courtesy of Yahoo.com
  • I would love to have left spaces between each bullet point, but I am too dumb and tired to figure out how.  Good night!
    NY Mets
    J. Reyes ss2000000.279
    R. Martinez ss3000002.000
    L. Castillo 2b3110100.279
    C. Beltran cf3021100.370
    D. Wright 3b2010200.362
    D. Murphy 1b4000027.263
    R. Church rf3010001.276
    F. Tatis ph1000002.282
    J.J. Putz p0000000.000
    R. Castro c4000001.239
    A. Pagan lf-rf4010010.357
    L. Hernandez p3010001.143
    J. Reed lf1000001.333
    2B - C Beltran 2 (13, J Weaver 2); R Church (7, J Weaver).
    RBI - C Beltran (29).
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Church 1, L Hernandez 1, F Tatis 2, R Martinez 1, D Murphy 1.
    GIDP - D Murphy.
    Team LOB - 9.
    Base Running
    SB - C Beltran (7, 3rd base off J Weaver/R Martin), A Pagan (1, 2nd base off J Broxton/R Martin).
    Outfield assists - J Reed (A Ethier at 3rd base).
    DP - 1 (D Murphy).
    LA Dodgers
    J. Pierre lf4120014.405
    R. Furcal ss4010011.239
    O. Hudson 2b4120000.345
    A. Ethier rf2001100.253
    R. Martin c4011002.263
    J. Loney 1b3010100.274
    X. Paul cf3000011.214
    R. Belisario p0000000.000
    B. Leach p0000000.000
    M. Loretta ph1000012.350
    J. Broxton p0000000.000
    C. Blake 3b2010100.287
    J. Weaver p1000002.143
    R. Wolf ph1000000.100
    R. Troncoso p0000000.000
    M. Kemp ph-cf1010000.281
    2B - O Hudson (15, L Hernandez).
    SF - A Ethier.
    RBI - A Ethier (30), R Martin (16).
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Loretta 1, J Pierre 2, R Martin 2.
    Team LOB - 8.
    DP - 1 (R Furcal-J Loney).
    NY Mets
    L. Hernandez7.07111204.93
    J.J. Putz (L, 1-3)1.02112203.91
    LA Dodgers
    J. Weaver5.04112103.00
    R. Troncoso2.02000201.69
    R. Belisario0.10002002.70
    B. Leach (W, 1-0)0.20000006.23
    J. Broxton (S, 11)1.01000001.29
    WP - R Troncoso.
    IBB - J Loney (by J Putz).
    Pitches-strikes - L Hernandez 93-62; J Putz 28-12; J Weaver 69-46; R Troncoso 28-20; R Belisario 10-2; B Leach 8-5; J Broxton 15-11.
    Ground balls-fly balls - L Hernandez 7-11; J Putz 0-0; J Weaver 8-6; R Troncoso 3-1; R Belisario 0-1; B Leach 2-0; J Broxton 1-2.
    Batters faced - L Hernandez 28; J Putz 6; J Weaver 20; R Troncoso 8; R Belisario 3; B Leach 2; J Broxton 4.
    Game Details
    Umpires: HP--Jerry Meals. 1B--Mike Dimuro. 2B--Dale Scott. 3B--Jake Uhlenhopp.Time: 2:56.Attendance: 50,761.Weather: 78 degrees, clear.Wind: 6 mph, out to center.