Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Blake DeWitt talks to Fox after the game about his inside the park home run.
Nelson Figueroa pitched well enough to keep the Mets in the game although his line doesn’t show it. He was victimized by Ryan Church sitting on the ground while the winning run went around the bases for an inside the park home run and adding two more earned runs for Figueroa.
Blake DeWitt hit a ball off the top off the wall in right field. Church made a play on the ball but couldn’t come up with it. Mistakenly, Church sat on the ground while DeWitt rounded the bases. It turned out to be a huge blunder that cost the Mets the game. It’s the first time this season that I’ve seen Church make a big mistake so I won’t go crazy about it.
Moises Alou is a freak of nature. He keeps hitting going 2 for 5 last night. He took an extra base on Gold Glover Andruw Jones, and he stole home plate. The guy is 41 years old, coming off hernia surgery and an ankle injury. It’s incredible. The guy plays harder than anyone. I’m so happy that he’s on the Mets even though he’s frequently injured. When he’s in the game he’s making an impact.
The Mets need to take the third game to avoid a sweep and a losing road trip.
Rafael Furcal led off the game with a homer against Oliver Perez, and that was a sign of things to come. Perez went on to give up homers to Matt Kemp and Blake DeWitt as well.
The good thing about the game is that Perez was able to get through six innings. It may have only been because Willie Randolph left him out to dry no matter how bad the game got.
Now the Mets need to take both remaining games from the Dodgers to win the series.