The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-4 at Dodger Stadium. Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, and Eduardo Escobar all helped the Mets win that game.
Mets victory over Dodgers
The Mets’ triumph had a large margin of victory over its opponent. Their final score can be summed up as follows:
The Dodgers established a 4-1 lead in the second inning, largely due to Alonso’s error. He caught Cody Bellinger’s grounder with one out in the second, but his throw to second base dragged Lindor off the bag, allowing Hanser Alberto to reach safely. Betts hit a double to the wall in the right-center to clear the bases when the Dodgers had the bases loaded with two outs.
In the third, the Mets answered with four of their own. Alonso chased Buehler after smashing a slider over the wall in left field to give the Mets a 5-4 lead. Starling Marte had an RBI double, and Brandon Nimmo scored on Lindor’s grounder to pull New York within a run.
With a three-run blast to right in the seventh inning, Alonso hit the 13th multi-homer game of his career, extending the advantage to 9-4. While Lindor was able to score through a solo shot in the first inning and Escobar also scored a home run in the fourth inning.
The Mets will have another match against the San Diego Padres on June 6.
Alonso scores two home runs for Mets
Alonso leads by two home runs in the Mets’ win in the game on Saturday this week. In the third inning, he blasted a two-run home run off Walker Buehler, then in the seventh, he smashed a three-run home run off Brusdar Graterol.
With Alonso’s achievement on the night, in his 11 games at the Dodger Stadium, he has bagged 7 home runs. While his second home run in the Mets’ win against the Dodgers was his 16th homer run this season.
Regarding this, Alonso responded, “I mean, this is a very degrading statistic. It’s one of those historic parks.”
In addition, the team manager Buck Showalter also praised Alonso’s achievements. He said, “Pete is a strong man. When he collides with the ball, you find it difficult to defend his position.”
Walker Buehler’s decline in match performance
Throughout the season, Buhler was a confident player with amazing right-hand skills for the Dodgers. Unfortunately, Buehler’s performance has been inconsistent in recent games.
During the match against the Mets, the pitcher gave up five times on five strokes and two ways in two innings. He struck out three times as many batters as he gave up extra-base hits (a double and two home runs).
Despite having a 4-1 lead going into the third, he couldn’t get out of it, only the second time in his career failing to record at least nine outs in a start. In his 30 fastballs, Buehler only got one swinging strike.
Buehler gave his opinion on the matter, “I’m trying to figure this out.” Despite his dip in form, Buehler believes he is still at his best in terms of command and agility on the ball.