New Met Uribe hits walk-off single in 10th
NEW YORK -- Juan Uribe singled off the center-field wall against former teammate Kenley Jansen to score Curtis Granderson with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning on Sunday and give the Mets a 3-2, walk-off win over the Dodgers at Citi Field after they snapped Zack Greinke's scoreless-innings streak at 45 2/3 earlier in the game.
Granderson led off the 10th with a hustle double to right-center off Juan Nicasio. Ruben Tejada was unable to move Granderson to third on a bunt. Daniel Murphy was walked intentionally and Jansen came on to face Uribe, whose deep shot went as a single. The Mets acquired Uribe from the Braves on Friday.
"That ball was mashed," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "That's why we got him. That's what he will bring to this team, along with Kelly [Johnson], that veteran big league bat the other team has to be concerned about."
After scoring 15 runs Saturday night, the Mets ended Greinke's streak on pitcher Jacob deGrom's RBI fielder's choice in the third inning. The Mets added a run in the sixth when Greinke hit Michael Conforto with a two-out pitch and the bases loaded.
Down 2-0 with one out in the ninth against Mets closer Jeurys Familia, Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner hit back-to-back gap doubles for a run. Yasmani Grandal singled to score pinch-runner Carl Crawford with the tying run.
deGrom threw a two-hitter for 7 2/3 innings and struck out eight. Greinke allowed four hits, struck out three, walked three and hit two batters over seven innings.
Greinke was pitching for the first time in a week, and one day after returning from Los Angeles following the birth of his first child. During the streak, he started the All-Star Game for the National League and allowed a home run to Mike Trout of the Angels. Greinke finished with the fourth-longest scoreless-innings streak since 1961, behind Orel Hershiser (59), Don Drysdale (58) and Bob Gibson (47)
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deGrominate again: deGrom struck out three of the game's first four batters and didn't allow a runner past second base. The righty continues to double down on the success that earned him the NL Rookie of the Year Award a year ago, lowering his ERA to 2.05 in the process. The only pitcher with a better mark? Greinke's 1.37. More >
"He is himself. He doesn't care who he is pitching against," Collins said. "He is going to pitch his game and do what he does."
E-8: Although the official scorer ruled the third-inning run earned, Joc Pederson's fielding error on Kevin Plawecki's bloop single figured in the streak-breaking run. It allowed Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who led off the inning being hit by a pitch, to advance to third base, and he slid under the tag of catcher Grandal, who took the throw after Gonzalez fielded deGrom's bouncer.
"The streak ending is frustrating just from a baseball standpoint -- you don't want to give up a run," said manager Don Mattingly. "We just gave them an extra base and that's frustrating, but he still got out of there allowing only one."
Not so Familia-r: Familia's second blown save in as many chances came in an attempt to record his fifth save of more than one inning. He converted 27 of his first 29 chances. The righty recorded one out to escape the eighth, but he allowed three straight hits to the heart of the Dodgers' lineup in the ninth. More >
"I'm not tired," said Familia, second in the NL with 38 games finished.
"To have a game blown and to come back and win, I think that will lift their spirits immensely," -- Collins on his team, which is two games back of the first-place Nats in the NL East
Dodgers: After an off-day on Monday, the Dodgers open a homestand against the A's on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. PT, with former A's lefty Brett Anderson (5-5, 3.33 ERA) starting for the first time since leaving last week's game in Atlanta during the third inning with an Achilles tendon injury.
Mets: New York will also enjoy an off-day before welcoming the Padres for a three-game series at Citi Field starting Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. ET. Starter Noah Syndergaard suffered the worst loss of his brief Major League career June 2 at San Diego, when he allowed seven earned runs despite striking out 10. Syndergaard (4-5, 2.97 ERA) will toe the rubber against James Shields (8-3, 3.77 ERA).
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