They did it again folks. The Big Blue Steamroller ran right over the Mets tonight, and they did it in just about every way possible.
They used the longball and hit five home runs – Corey Seager hit three himself.
They used great spitching. Kevin McCarthy absolutely shut down the Mets across six frames, and Brock Sterwart came out of the BP for another three shutout innings.
They used fantastic defense on both infield and outfield.
Even Dodger Stadium organist Dieter Rhuele got involved by playing “Na-na-na-na, Goodbye” to the Mets pitching staff. And our very own Scott came up with the recap title of Homerunpalooza. Everyone pitched in tonight and it was an absolute romp.
Where to begin? Let’s start with the on-fire offense. Before tonight, the boys were averaging just over seven runs a game. They scored twelve tonight, so I can’t wait to see what that does to the math. Four hitters in tonight’s lineup had multiple hits. Cody Bellinger swatted his 22nd home run tonight, but that incredible feat was actually eclipsed by Corey Seager’s performance with the bat.
Seager came about 15 feet short of hitting for the home run cycle tonight. He had a solo home run, two-run, and three-run shots, and then he came up with the bases loaded and a shot at a grand slam. He did lift one to the sky, but it fell just short of the warning track for a routine out.
Seager had one last chance in the eighth for another home run, but Brock Stewart, the pitcher, and Logan Forsythe, the all too easy out, went down quickly, ending the inning right in front of Corey. Giving some credit where it’s due, Forsythe managed two hits tonight, and was on base in the first inning when Seager hit his home run. So there’s that.
The Dodgers steamrolled the Mets right from the get go. They led 4-0 after scoring four runs in the first on twin two-run homers by Corey and Cody.
They didn’t score again until the fourth when Seager hit a solo homer.
Then the Dodgers went absolutely bonkers on the Mets by scoring five runs in the fifth when Yasmani Grandal joined the home run parade and Seager hit his third screamer of the night.
In the meantime, Brandon MCCarthy was nails. He shut out the Mets through his six innings of work, and looked very good doing it. He gave up four hits and only had four strike outs, but his defense was perfecto right behind him.
Speaking of defense, Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson gave everyone a scare when they had an eerily similar play to the one that recently sent Joc to the disabled list after he collided with the big blue truck known as Puig. Tonight they were both chasing down a fly ball and Joc stopped himself this time, just shy of once again running into Yasiel.
The stunning part of the play, however, was Puig’s ability to make the catch on a ball that was almost completely behind him – all while navigating around Pederson! Watch:
Brock Stewart made his debut tonight, taking over for McCarthy in the seventh and closing out the game. Stewart pitched very well, and he struck out four over his three innings.
Dodgers Win 12-0
What happened to you?: Chris Taylor quietly struck out three times tonight.
It’s all over: Justin Turner’s hitting streak ended at 14 when the skipper sat him for Kike late in the game.
Tomorrow night the Dodgers and Mets go at it for the third in this four-game series. They hope to steamroll to their sixth win in a row, and seventh in a row at home. Go Blue!