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Dodgers Finish Sweep of the Mets Behind Muscle



On a windy day in Queens, the Dodgers and Mets went toe to toe trading blows all afternoon. The two teams hit more home runs combined than in any game this season. To say tt was a good day for souvenirs for be the understatement of the season.

The Offense

Kiké Hernandez got things going early on with a solo shot on the third pitch of the game. That would set the tone for the offense the remainder of the day. Max Muncy followed with a solo home run of his own in the very next at-bat.

Those two solo home runs would be followed by five more from the Dodgers. You read that correctly. FIVE solo home runs. Kiké and Cody Bellinger both had two, putting them at 12 and 15 on the year respectively. Joc Pederson and Justin Turner also went deep,  and JT’s would end up being the game winner in the 11th inning.

Overall, the Dodgers offense finished with 13 hits and 8 runs. They put up 21 runs and 28 hits in the three game sweep over New York.

The Defense

As good as the offense was, the defense left a little to be desired. Rich Hill went five inning and gave up four earned runs. To be fair, the wind didn’t help him too much in New York.

Scott Alexander pitched a perfect inning, and most of the other pitchers out of the bullpen had uneventful outings. Erik Goeddel was the only one who gave up runs, after he served up a three-run shot in the 8th that tied the game.

Daniel Hudson had one of his more impressive outings as he went two innings to finish the game. He allowed just one hit and took home the win.

Analysis

It was sort of a strange game for Los Angeles. Any time a team hits seven solo home runs, it sort of has to be weird. The bullpen was good overall, but Goeddel was the outlier for once.

The Dodgers will head back home for a four-game series at the Ravine. The Cubs are coming off of a sweep of their own, but they were on the wrong side of that one. They got rolled over by the Reds in Cincinnati.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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