Dodgers 5, Mets 2: A late comeback ends with another extra-innings win to snap losing streak

After losing five in a row, things looked bleak through at least seven innings today as well. But the Dodgers got a jolt of life from the Mets pen and then continued the momentum, taking a 5-2 win in extras in a wild one.

A comeback for once! Four extra-inning wins in a row! Wow!


Tyler Glasnow was on the mound to try and stop the losing streak, and while he struck out the side in the 1st, he did issue a walk and showcased questionable control. After bouncing back with a clean 2nd, the control issues popped up on a walk in the 3rd, and he then hung a 1-2 curve to Francisco Lindor that he turned on and deposited over the right-field wall for a 2-0 Mets lead.

Glasnow gave up a single and another walk immediately following that, but got a double play to escape the jam. Another double play helped him erase a lead-off walk in the 4th as well, and that was a part of 11 straight batters retired to end his outing.

One mistake, and iffy control, but otherwise a great outing: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 8 K, 92 Pitches.

After tallying just a two-out single against Tylor Megill in the 1st, Teoscar Hernandez seemingly started the 2nd off with a bang. However, on review it was found that Tyrone Taylor in center got his glove on the ball that was over the wall and brought it back into play, leaving it as a double. That was important as the Dodgers made three straight outs and Teoscar never moved from second.

The Dodgers really didn’t threaten against Megill again. They managed a one-out single in the 3rd, went down in the 4th in order, got just a walk in the 5th, and then made eight outs in a row to finish as Megill got seven shutout.

Needless to say, things looked bleak at that point. The Mets pen proved to be a salve for what ailed the Dodgers. Jason Heyward started the 8th with a single, Mookie Betts reached on an error with one out, and Freddie Freeman singled to halve the lead at 2-1.

After a clean 8th from Michael Grove out of the pen, they then rallied again in the 9th, as Teoscar and Gavin Lux led the frame off with back-to-back singles to corner the runners. Chris Taylor then came up and laid down a bunt that went for a single to tie things up at 2-2.

That seemed to leave them in a great situation to win, but Heyward struck out and Andy Pages grounded into a double play.

Meanwhile, Daniel Hudson labored in the 9th, giving up a pair of singles and issuing a walk to load the bases with just one out. However back-to-back pop-outs sent things into extras, and boy was he feeling it.

In extras, the Dodgers put some cushion between them and the Mets with a Betts RBI single and a Freeman homer (6th) to make it 5-2.

That was more than enough for Blake Treinen in the 10th, who got a pair of strikeouts and a fly out to end it.


34-22, cool.

The next game will start … well, soon. Scheduled for 1:10 PM HT/4:10 PM PT/7:10 PM ET with Gavin Stone facing Jose Quintana on TBS.

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