Adrian Gonzalez lined a two-run single off Jeurys Familia in the ninth that lifted the Dodgers to a 4-2 win over the Mets on Sunday night at Citi Field. >> Read the full AP recap at SNY.TV.
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- After the Mets had tied the game on Curtis Granderson's two-out RBI triple in the eighth, Familia gave the momentum, the lead and the game right back in the ninth. The Mets' closer allowed a single and two walks to load the bases before Gonzalez fisted a single up the middle to plate two. After allowing five runs in his first 23 games, Familia surrendered six in two innings in the series to raise his ERA from 2.01 to 4.07.
- Trailing by a run in the eighth, Kevin Plawecki led off with a single against Clayton Kershaw. The three-time Cy Young Award winner retired the next two batters before he was lifted in favor of Adam Liberatore, who surrendered Granderson's game-tying triple. Kershaw allowed two runs on four hits in 7 2/3 innings. He struck out 10 and didn't walk a batter.
- Bartolo Colon turned in a solid performance, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk while fanning three in six innings.
- Asdrubal Cabrera cut the Dodgers' 2-0 lead in half in the sixth with his fourth home run of the season.
- Wilmer Flores was activated from the disabled list prior to the game and started at third base and went 0-for-3. Matt Reynolds was optioned down to Triple-A Las Vegas
- Familia on his recent struggles: "I'm just trying to figure it out...what I'm doing wrong … Like I always say, I've got the opportunity to meet a lot of veteran guys. I forgot what happened yesterday. I forgot already what happened today. Tomorrow is a new day and that's the important thing for me … Everybody falls through a hard time. Trying to move forward."
- Terry Collins on Familia: "We got to get our closer going. He's been so good and then has a couple of rough outings. Dan [Warthen] brings up a good point that we got to get his confidence up and have him feeling good about himself because we've got a long way to go and we need him to be sharp … This is very uncharacteristic of him ever since he's taken over the closing job. We're in as big a shock as anybody. You're always going to have a rough outing. I don't think I've seen Jeurys in the last two years have back-to-back rough outings."
News and notes…
- The Mets have lost two of their last three series at Citi Field. They have not won a series from Los Angeles at home since 2011.
- New York's bullpen allowed 15 runs in 11 2/3 innings in the series.
- Cabrera's homer extended the Mets' streak of games with a long ball to nine. They've homered in 13 of 14 overall, blasting 20 home runs.
- In two starts against the Mets this season, Kershaw allowed two runs and seven hits with 23 strikeouts and no walks in 16 2/3 innings.
The Mets (28-21) and the struggling White Sox (27-24) begin a three-game series on Monday afternoon at Citi Field at 1:10 p.m. ET on SNY. All eyes will again be on Matt Harvey (3-7, 6.08 ERA) who will look for answers to his continued struggles. Chicago will counter with left-hander Jose Quintana (5-4, 2.22 ERA).