Coming off an offensive explosion to avoid the sweep against the Chicgo Cubs, the Mets headed West to open up a three game set in LA. This game wasn’t quite as lopsided, but the Mets still did end up with the “W”, taking the opener of the Dodgers series by a final score of 3-2.
Chris Young took the hill for his fifth start of the year and had the Dodgers number. Young was perfect through the first three nnings with a trio of punchouts already under his belt. The second time through the batting order however, presented some difficulties to Young as he started off the fourth allowing a double, triple and a single to tie up the ballgame at two a piece before regaining his composure to retire the side. After that it was all goose eggs as Young finished with a final line of 6 1/3 innings pitched allowing two runs on six hits while walking none and striking out six, taking his second win of the season to improve to 2-1 on the year and lowering his ERA to 3.30.
The offense was all-...