Steven Matz put on a show for the second consecutive start, as the Mets rookie manhandled the Dodgers potent lineup and New York blew out Los Angeles 8-0 to win the rubber match of the three game series.
It was just Matz's second game in the big leagues, but the Long Island native already looks like a seasoned vet. Matz dominated the Dodgers allowing no runs on just two hits, with eight strikeouts in six shutout innings on Sunday.
A week ago, Matz made his debut against the Cincinnati Reds, allowing just two runs in 7.2 innings of work. Matz also went 3-for-3 from the plate that day, becoming the first pitcher in MLB history to debut with four RBIs.
Matz went 1-for-3 from the plate on Sunday, and is now 4-for-6 at the plate in his young major league career.
The Mets knocked in eight runs on 15 hits in the rout of Los Angeles. Wilmer Flores went 4-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored. Flores has beaten up the Boys in Blue this series as he had three hits or more in each of the three games. Flores is batting .500 with two doubles, and six RBI since June 20th.
Juan Lagares also had a nifty game for New York as the centerfield went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored hitting in the nine-hole in the lineup.
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Lagares was gifted a triple and two RBis in the top of the seventh when Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig lost a fly ball in the sun that bounced over his head.
The Dodgers got leadoff singles in the first, fifth and ninth innings by Kiké Hernandez, A.J. Ellis and Justin Turner for their only hits of the game.
Los Angeles also received some concerning news as first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was hit on the hand by a fastball in the first inning and had to leave the game. The injury is being called a right hand contusion and Gonzalez is listed as day-to-day.
The NY Mets won their first road series since defeating Philadelphia in the first week of May.
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