New York Mets Humiliated by Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-0, in Series Capping Sweep (Highlights) 2
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Justin Turner #10 and Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers both score in the first inning against the New York Mets after a base hit from teammate Logan Forsythe (not pictured) at Citi Field on August 6, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Steven Matz‘s horrific season continues, giving up five runs in 5.1 innings of work as the Los Angeles Dodgers sweep away the New York Mets. 

  • Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (79-32)
  • New York Mets 0 (49-60)
  • W: Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-6, 3.53 ERA)
  • L: Steven Matz (2-5, 5.77 ERA)
  • NL, Final, Box Score
  • Citi Field, Queens, NY

The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their historic run winning their 44th game at Citi Field on Sunday night in their last 51 games. The New York Mets were only able to muster one hit tonight.

Once again, L.A. grabbed the early lead, as Logan Forsythe notched a two run single to center to give the Dodgers a 2-0 edge.

The next batter, Austin Barnes, doubled to deep left to score Forsythe to add another run.

If things weren’t already getting worse for the Mets, they did. Ex-Met Justin Turner hit a two run bomb to right field to give L.A. a five run cushion. He now has six home runs against the Mets in just 79 at bats. To say he is a Met killer is an understatement.

To put the icing on the cake, rookie phenom Cody Bellinger crushed a two-run homer to center in the eighth inning, to give the Dodgers a 7-0 lead.

Chris Taylor would add an RBI triple in the ninth inning to solidify the Dodger victory.

With an impotent New York offense, Hyun-Jin Ryu would sail through, allowing just one hit and striking out eight, in seven innings as the Mets would lose 8-0.

Matz’s major struggles

Steven Matz continues to be another liability for this Mets pitching staff, allowing five runs, six hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings. His ERA is now a whopping 5.77 for the season.

Granted he has only pitched 52.1 innings this year, but this is a major cause for concern for the Mets. He was originally tabbed as one of the elite five starters in this rotation. With Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler hurt/ineffective, Matz is slowly becoming another major disappointment.

Rosario’s early letdown

The Amazin’s top prospect has had a tough time of it so far in the big leagues, hitting just .182 in 22 at bats.

It’s way too early to say anything, but he hasn’t been the spark plug the Mets were hoping for early on.

No hope for the fans

If there was any hope that the Mets could at least make it interesting down the stretch for the fans, that was squashed. They are now 2-7 in their last 9 games, 11 games under .500 for the season, and 13 games out of the second wild card spot.

The only joy that Mets fans can have over the last two months will be to see if Amed Rosario can turn it around, while also hoping for some productive playing time for top first base prospect Dominic Smith.

What’s Next?

The Mets will have the day off tomorrow, before starting a two game series with the Texas Rangers in Queens. Chris Flexen is due to make his third career start on Tuesday against Andrew Cashner. Game time is 7:10 p.m. ET.

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