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Dodgers lose big to New York Mets, 11-3

KEY MOMENT: In the third inning, with the Mets leading, 2-1, David Wright hit a sharp ground ball to shortstop Hanley Ramirez. The ball was hit hard, but only a step or two to the right of Ramirez. If superior defenders Erisbel Arruebarrena or Miguel Rojas were playing shortstop, the Dodgers might have turned that ball into an inning-ending double play. But the ball went off the glove of Ramirez, and by the time the inning was over, the Mets led, 7-1.

CRAZY MOMENT: The Mets turned a triple play when Yasiel Puig tried to score from second base on what should have been a 5-4-3 double play. That gave the Mets a 5-4-3-2 triple play, and it was not particularly close. Manager Don Mattingly called Puig's attempt the "wrong play" and said he was especially disappointed because Puig had been thrown out on a similar play this season. The Dodgers have hit into two triple plays in a season for the first time since 1955, when they called Brooklyn home.

AT THE PLATE: Adrian Gonzalez had two doubles and a single in his three at-bats. His last six plate appearances: run-scoring single, three-run home run, sacrifice fly, double, double, run-scoring single. Dee Gordon hit his 12th triple, two more than all the Mets.

ON THE MOUND: The Dodgers yanked starter Kevin Correia after three innings, in which he gave up seven runs (five earned) and seven hits. In three starts since the Dodgers acquired him from the Minnesota Twins, Correia has a 6.43 earned-run average. In 23 starts for the Twins, he had a 4.94 ERA. The Dodgers plan to move Correia to the bullpen, with Hyun-Jin Ryu expected to be activated this week.

SHORT HOPS: The Dodgers activated Ramirez, who had not played since Aug. 8 because of a strained oblique, and optioned Arruebarrena to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. Arruebarrena is expected to rejoin the Dodgers when rosters expand in September. ... Zack Greinke, who has been bothered by discomfort in his right elbow, reported feeling "good" the day after his start. He'll start again next weekend in San Diego. ... With the Dodgers getting routed, Rojas played left field for the first time in his career. In his nine seasons in the minors, he played one game in center field and one game in right field.

UP NEXT: The Dodgers are off Monday. On Tuesday, the Dodgers' Roberto Hernandez (7-9, 3.78 ERA) faces Arizona's Trevor Cahill (3-8, 4.54) at 6:40 p.m. PDT at Chase Field. TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570, 1020.

 

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