Trayce Thompson hit a two-out, pinch-hit walk-off home run off Hansel Robles to lead the Dodgers to a 3-2 win over the Mets on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. >> Read the full AP recap at SNY.TV.
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- Jacob deGrom gutted through a season-high seven innings, allowing two runs on eight hits without walking a batter while striking out four. He surrendered back-to-back doubles to start the first and trailed 2-0 just four batters into the game.
- Working for the third day in a row, Antonio Bastardo put the first two runners on base in the eighth but rebounded to retire the next three batters in succession. The southpaw has allowed just two runs in his last 12 1/3 innings (1.46 ERA).
- Kevin Plawecki had an RBI single in the second to tie the game. The Mets scored their first run one batter earlier on Chase Utley's errant throw to second.
- Michael Conforto went 0-for-4 and struck out twice on Tuesday, leaving him 3-for-33 (.091) with 15 strikeouts in nine games this month.
- Terry Collins on Robles: "He left it up in the zone. There's not much else to say … If you're gonna pitch up, you better pitch in. He left it in the middle of the plate and he got beat"
- Collins on deGrom's start: "This night showed what Jake deGrom is made of. People talk about the plus stuff, he's fighting through mechanical things and this guy was in trouble for the first five innings, yet looked up and he gave you seven. That tells me a lot about him."
- Collins on deGrom so far this season: "He had a short winter. And there are tell-tale signs of it. He's not where we know he can be … But this guy's usually pinpoint and he hasn't been that and that's why he's been struggling. I tell you one thing, I like running him out there every fifth day."
- deGrom on his start: "You kind of realize you don't have your best stuff. My stuff was kind of flat in the zone and I was trying to make an adjustment there in the game to get my front side up, it's still a little low … "It's a little closer. Not quite where I want to be. But we're making progress. Hopefully next time it will be a lot better … It's a mental battle."
- Collins on the Mets' home run dependency: "You just can't change the philosophy of being a small-ball team when you're not a small-ball team. We've got guys who go up there to swing the bat … Everybody thinks these guys are robots that they can do whatever and they can't. There's certain things they do and they do well."
News and notes…
- The Mets fell to 6-5 in one-run games and 2-9 when the opposing team scores first.
- deGrom had allowed just 10 hits to left-handed batters in his first four starts. He gave up six against the Dodgers on Tuesday, including four doubles.
- David Wright walked for the 10th straight game, tying his career high set in 2007.
The Mets (20-12) again face off against the Dodgers (17-16) on Wednesday at 10:10 p.m. ET on SNY. Noah Syndergaard (2-2, 2.58 ERA) gets the ball looking for his first win since April 18. He will be opposed by rookie Kenta Maeda (3-1, 1.66 ERA).