Former Met Justin Turner bled Dodger blue all over Citi Field this weekend – another depressing reminder of the prolific player NY carelessly let slip off their roster.
Sunday the NL batting leader’s latest target was starting pitcher Steven Matz, whose unlucky streak of losses reached four, dropping his season record to 2-5.
Matz was on the verge of facing the minimum in the top of the first, but Turner got the best of an overturned call on a stolen base that opened the floodgates for a Cody Bellinger walk, Logan Forsythe’s two run single, and a run scoring double by Austin Barnes.
Turner (2-4) continued his torrid hitting in the third, a two-run blast with Corey Seager on board to extend the lead 5-0, ending his night on a double in the eighth.
After the Long Island lefty was given his walking papers after five, retiring the last eight batters he faced, the Dodgers took a bite out of the Mets bullpen for an additional demoralizing three runs.
The rinse and repeatedly in the hole Mets were powerless against Hyun-Jin Ryu’s seven inning shutout masterpiece, mustering one base hit by Travis d’Arnaud and a rare ninth inning walk-off of Kenley Jansen from Brandon Nimmo.
Dave Robert’s dominating offense has won all seven games this season against the Mets, outscoring them 57-15 – A far cry from the Mets ousting the Dodgers in the NLDS in 2015.
Mets manager Terry Collins summed up the season against the best team in baseball. “We were overmatched. They outplayed us in every facet of the game. They obviously hit better than us, they pitched better than us. When you’re hitting home runs you don’t have to steal too much, you don’t have to run the bases very often. You just have to jog. They did that more than us too.”
The good news for NY? They won’t see the Dodgers again until next year.