Dodgers Start Well But End Disastrously Against Mets
Never would I have thought that today's match up in the Dodgers 7-3 loss to the Mets would go the way it did. The Dodgers had 37-year old Ted Lilly making his first start since last May having been stitched together after injuries held him back last season. Meanwhile the Mets had the 24-year old firethrower Matt Harvey whose best piece of brilliance is the fact the he has the same birthday as mine.
Who knew it would be Harvey who would have given up three runs in this game, matching the runs he's given up in four games he's started this season? Matt Kemp hit the two-run homer in the sixth inning that broke the 1-1 deadlock.
Lilly with his guile only gave up one run in five innings pitched.
Meanwhile JP Howell couldn't throw a strike and was responsible for the run in the bottom of the sixth that made it a 3-2 game. Brandon League blew his first save of the season when David Wright singled in a run in the bottom of the ninth.
Josh Wall ended up giving up a walk-off grand slam to Jordany Valdespin souring on what had been a surprisingly good start of the game for the Dodgers.
They get to do all of this over again at 10:10 a.m. PT tomorrow.