Dodgers 3, Mets 0: A doubleheader sweep behind Gavin Stone’s 7 shutout innings

After snapping their longest losing streak in five years mere hours ago, the Dodgers and Mets headed back out onto the field for their second game of the doubleheader. The Dodgers seemed to ride their momentum from yesterday, scoring in the first two innings, which was really all Gavin Stone needed as he continued to roll in a 3-0 victory for a doubleheader sweep.


Historically, Jose Quintana has absolutely dominated the Dodgers, which made for especially bad timing since the offense has been struggling. Fortunately, they got off to a quick start, as Will Smith smashed a homer in the 1st to put them on the board early.

After stranding the double that followed in that inning, Andy Pages reached on a bloop single to start the 2nd and then scored on power hitter Miguel Rojas‘ double to make it 2-0.

After a quiet 3rd, the Dodgers stranded a double in the 4th and a pair of singles in the 5th, but Miguel Vargas muscled up for his first homer in a while to push the lead to 3-0 in the 6th.

The bats rounded things off by stranding a single and walk in the 7th, not getting anything going in the 8th, and having a single erased by a double play in the 9th.

Thankfully, it didn’t burn them.

That’s because Gavin Stone was cooking … or the Mets were shrinking, or both, really. Through six innings, Stone allowed just a pair of two-out singles that came in the 2nd and 3rd innings, including getting 10 in a row from the 3rd through the 6th.

While the 7th started with a single, Stone buckled up and got three outs in a row to end his impressive, bullpen-saving outing when they needed it most: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K, 87 Pitches.

Deciding that maybe there was a bit too much hard contact of late, Alex Vesia came out of the pen in the 8th, issuing a walk but nothing else. Due to not trusting the DFA Boyz (boo!), it was Vesia running out there again in the 9th for the save. He continued to impress in bouncing back from his rough start, getting the side in order to lock the game down.

One win away from a streak!


35-22, almost at a 100-win pace again.

The Dodgers will go for a sweep tomorrow at 10:10 AM HT/1:10 PM PT/4:10 PM ET with James Paxton on the bump against David Peterson.

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