Aug 23, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (28) at bat in the ninth inning of the game against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers won 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Game Recap: Mets Lose 7-4; Move Closer to Getting Swept

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Saturday evening brought about the return of Jacob deGrom to the Mets rotation, and a date with a Dodgers team that gave him trouble in the past. Once again, they gave him trouble and the Mets lost Saturday night 7-4.

Game Highlights

Over the first three innings of tonight’s ballgame, a pitchers duel between deGrom and Zack Greinke seemed to be forming as both pitchers were cruising. But, as fate would have it, the duel didn’t last long.

The Mets got onto the board first courtesy of a Juan Lagares three run home run in the 4th. That was Lagares first home run in over three months (227 ABs).

It wouldn’t take the Dodgers long to get back into it as they would get two back in the bottom of the 4th from an RBI single from Adrian Gonzalez and a sacrifice fly from Erisbel Arruebarrena.

Gonzalez’s night wasn’t over there, as he propelled the Dodgers in front with a three run home run of his own. Later on in the game, Gonzalez would add an insurance run with a sacrifice fly.

Lucas Duda would add a home run to his ledger, pulling the Mets within one.

Scott Van Slyke added an RBI to his stat-sheet with a single in the 7th.

That would be all she wrote for the Mets, as they were unable to rally.

Other Notes

Juan Lagares has become a star. Kid can hit, play defense, and is just an all-around good player. Easy to pencil him into future Mets lineups.

Talking about the future, Lucas Duda has played his way into the plans for the future. He has come to life this season and has become one of the better offensive first baseman in the game today.

Jacob deGrom started strong, but hit some bumps in the road later on. It’s his first start back from his break so there was going to be an adjustment. Look to see him finish the season strong.

deGrom’s final line was 6 innings, five hits, five earned runs with two walks and seven strikeouts on six pitches.

The Mets are one or two more bad series from losing the season for good. And that won’t end well for people in the front office.

Player of the Game:  While the Mets didn’t win, player of the game honors can go to Juan Lagares, who broke a long streak without a home run tonight.

Next Up

The Mets and Dodgers finish up their three game series tomorrow with Bartolo Colon returning for the Mets going against Kevin Correia for the Dodgers.

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