June 21, 2017
Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer and Yasmani Grandal hit a pair of homers as the Dodgers crushed the Mets 8-2 on Wednesday night at Chavez Ravine.
Rich Hill (4-3) got the win after pitching five strong innings. Hill gave up just one run on four hits, while striking out eight Mets. His 98-pitch performance was one of his best of the season.
The Dodgers have won six in a row, and twelve of their last thirteen games. They also moved into 1st place by .5 games over Colorado, who lost to Arizona.
Puig’s 4th inning homer came off of Tyler Pill. When Puig rounded first base, he angered Mets 1st baseman Wilmer Flores, The two exchanged words, and Puig looked back at him while heading toward second base, continuing the verbal exchange.
“I don’t think he knows what having respect for the game is,” Flores said. “We’re playing horrible right now. He disrespected us.”
Hill’s only blemish was a leadoff solo homer by Curtis Granderson. The Mets loaded the based on the 4th inning with nobody out, but Hill struck out the next three batters to get out of the jam.
The Dodgers have hit 12 home runs in the first three games of this four-game series. They’ve also outscored the Mets 30-8 over that three-game stretch.
Pill (0-3) yielded six runs and five hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out six in his third career start.
The Dodgers will go for the sweep tomorrow night at the Ravine. Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-6, 4.35 ERA) will be on the mound for LA looking for his 2nd straight win. Steve Matz (1-1, 3.21 ERA) makes this third start of the season for New York.