After watching Clayton Kershaw and Noah Syndergaard go toe-to-toe in a pitchers’ duel Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets figured to play another low-scoring game Saturday with Zack Greinke and Matt Harvey taking the mound.
Greinke worked around a leadoff single and two-out base hit in the first inning to keep the Mets off the board. Meanwhile Harvey retired the side in order to complete a scoreless first frame. Kevin Plawecki’s one-out double in the second inning was squandered as Harvey struck out and Juan Lagares flied out.
The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the second, which was the score heading into the bottom of the fifth. After Harvey got Howie Kendrick to ground out, he gave up a solo home run to Adrian Gonzalez that extended the Dodgers’ lead to 2-0.
Gonzalez’s home run was his second in as many games and 15th of the season. Also in similar fashion to when he hit one out off Syndergaard, Gonzalez’s home run on Saturday was his lone hit of the game. MLB’s statcast technology tracked the solo shot that traveled roughly one-third of the way up the right field pavilion: