Dodgers Highlights: Max Scherzer Ejected, LA’s Offense Silent, Lose Series to Mets to Drop Back Under .500
The Dodgers lost to the Mets in Wednesday’s series finale, 5-3, going back under .500 at 9-10 on the year and losing the series two games to one.
The biggest story of the game came in the bottom of the 4th inning. Max Scherzer was getting his glove checked by umpire Phil Cuzzi for the second time in two innings. After Cuzzi made Scherzer switch gloves in the 3rd inning, he had an issue again going into the 4th.
Scherzer was ultimately ejected from the game, much to the dismay of Scherzer and Mets manager, Buck Showalter. We don’t know if he was ejected for the sticky substances or for arguing, but we should know more soon. If it’s for sticky substances, he’ll be suspended by the MLB for 10 games.
The Dodgers offense went straight to work in the 4th inning with Scherzer out of the game. A Jason Heyward double and Miguel Vargas single set up the sacrifice fly by David Peralta, giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.
However, that lead didn’t last long, as Brandon Nimmo took Noah Syndergaard deep in the top of the 5th inning, a two-run shot that gave the Mets a 2-1 lead.
There wasn’t much action until the 7th, when Alex Vesia came in and yet again struggled. He loaded the bases with two outs, before being replaced by Yency Almonte, who got out of the jam with a ground ball force out at third.
The Mets again had some action on the base paths in the 8th inning, opening it with a double by Francisco Lindor and single by Pete Alonso to get runners on the corners. Justin Bruihl came in for Almonte at that point, and was able to limit the damage, allowing just one run to score on a sacrifice fly, making it 3-1 Mets.
In the 8th inning, the Dodgers offense finally came alive. Freddie Freeman drew a walk and went to second on a wild pitch. That brought up J.D. Martinez, who continued his hot bat with an RBI double to make it 3-2 Mets.
However, Heyward and Vargas weren’t able to bring home the tying run, and the Dodgers went into the 9th down one.
Ahead of the 9th inning, Dodgers hitting coach Robert Van Scoyoc was ejected for arguing the strike zone. The Dodgers were not happy with the inconsistent zone all day long, and Van Scoyoc had finally had enough. He joined Scherzer as the guys with an early exit in Wednesday’s game.
Shelby Miller entered the 9th trying to keep it at a one-run deficit — he was unsuccessful. The Mets piled on two more runs, making it a 5-2 deficit.
Peralta led off the 9th inning with a home run — his first as a member of the Dodgers — making it 5-3 Mets.
However, the next three Dodgers went down, ending the game and the series.
What’s Next for the Dodgers?
The Dodgers are traveling to Chicago to start a four-game series with the Cubs on Thursday. Michael Grove is taking the mound for the Dodgers in the series opener, hoping to get the Dodgers back to .500 on the year.
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Get used to it Dodger nation… how it will be for rest of season… have a manger who can’t….and maagement that is two cheap to keep good players or spend money to replace what they let get away