Sunday, July 22, 2012

Post-Game 96 Thread: Dodgers Stagger to Series Sweep

It may have been a little Mickey Mouse, but the Dodgers swept the Mets.

DODGERS 8, METS 3 (12)

Nate Eovaldi didn't go deep enough, the bats wasted opportunities, Javy Guerra still isn't right, the umps blew calls — and still the Dodgers emerged with a third straight victory at Citi Field. Don't let the final score fool you — the Dodgers were leading 3-2 in the ninth, when the Mets tied it up off Guerra.

It stayed 3-3 until the twelfth, when the Mets walked Andre Ethier to load the bases for Matt Treanor, who singled home two. Luis Cruz followed with an RBI and Adam Kennedy (!) cleared the bases with a two-RBI double.

Some notable oddities: Don Mattingly brought in Clayton Kershaw in the eleventh to sacrifice Ethier to second; Kershaw delivered. Rookie Josh Wall made his major-league debut in the bottom of the inning, allowing only a single to David Wright, who was caught stealing by A.J. Ellis. Wall picked up the win.

Giants lose, so their lead shrinks to 1.5 games. Dodgers travel to St. Louis next.