The scoreboard must be a depressing place for the
Because clearly, that is all the Dodgers do these days. Win against the weak and strong, against the renowned and the relative unknown, with dramatics or simple precision.
Naturally they won again Monday night, looking sluggish in the early going and then rallying for a 4-2 victory over the
This one seemed almost routine, but the Dodgers are 38-8 (corrected) in their last 46 games, quickly turning what once was a 9½-game deficit to the Diamondbacks into a 7½-game lead.
The Dodgers looked ripe to be taken early Monday with the Mets putting together four consecutive hits to open the second inning against
Mejia, 23, held the Dodgers scoreless and to three singles through five innings. And when the Dodgers finally broke through against him, it wasn't like they were smacking the ball all over the field.
The Dodgers opened the sixth inning with three consecutive hits, two going off the glove of second baseman
Monday marked the first time in six starts that Nolasco (9-9) pitched into the sixth inning. He got into trouble in the seventh but was bailed out by the bullpen and the speed of Puig.
After giving up a one-out hit and a walk, Nolasco was relieved by
Belisario struck out Lagares and Paco Rodriguez was brought in to face the left-handed-hitting Murphy, who sent a liner into the right-center field gap that Puig flagged down.