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April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm

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Posted: 4/25/2013 11:01 AM

April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm 


April 25, 2013

Los Angeles Dodgers (9-11)

Los Angeles Dodgers

New York Mets (10-9)
New York Mets
@

Citi Field
1:10pm EDT


UNOFFICIAL 
LINEUPS
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            1. Carl Crawford, LF
    2. Mark Ellis, 2B
                 3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
      4. Matt Kemp, CF
5. A.J. Ellis, C
         6. Andre Ethier, RF
                   7. Jerry Hairston, Jr., 3B
            8. Justin Sellers, SS  
       9. Hyun-Jin Ryu, P


        1. Ruben Tejada, SS
         2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
       3. David Wright, 3B
   4. Lucas Duda, LF
    5. Marlon Byrd, RF
6. Ike Davis, 1B
         7. Anthony Recker, C
       8. Collin Cowgill, CF
       9. Jeremy Hefner, P


Pitching matchup


Just when the Los Angeles Dodgers seemed to be gaining some traction after a long losing streak, they were undone by some walkoff heroics from the New York Mets.

New York will try to carry some momentum from a stunning victory and take the series from the Dodgers in Thursday's finale at Citi Field.


After rallying for one run in the ninth inning to tie the score, the Mets (10-9) beat Los Angeles 7-3 on Wednesday on Jordany Valdespin's walkoff grand slam in the 10th.

Valdespin, who grounded out with a chance to tie the game in the eighth as a pinch-hitter, provided the franchise's sixth walkoff grand slam and first since Kevin McReynolds launched one against Montreal on June 25, 1991.


"Coming back and winning a game like that, that's huge for us as we move forward," Mets manager Terry Collins said.


New York is trying to win its fifth series in the seven it's played. It didn't win its fifth last season until its ninth series.


The Dodgers (9-11), meanwhile, are trying to avoid losing their fifth. They didn't lose their fifth of 2012 until their 17th series.

Despite the disappointing defeat, the Dodgers, who had won two in a row after a six-game losing streak, did see one positive as Matt Kemp homered for the first time this season and recorded three RBIs.


Kemp, who had been homerless in 86 at-bats going back to 2012, was more inclined to talk about the team's failure rather than his breakthrough.


"Home runs are going to come," he told the team's official website. "We don't need to talk about home runs. Talk about the game. We've just got to get better, score more runs, do a better job of everything. We've just got to win these games."


Kemp is batting .250 with a .355 slugging percentage, though he has hit safely in three straight games while going 6 for 13. His lowest slugging percentage was .448 as a rookie in 2006.


New York's comeback wasted a strong starting effort for Los Angeles from the 37-year old Ted Lilly, who held the Mets to one run over five innings in his season debut. The Dodgers will hope for a similar performance Thursday from first-year South Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-1, 4.01 ERA).


Ryu had been solid until he gave up five runs and eight hits - including two homers - over six innings Saturday at Baltimore. The left-hander had allowed one homer over his first three starts, and also yielded two walks Sunday after issuing three in his first 18 2-3 innings.


"I can't really make any excuses," Ryu said through a translator. "I wish the outcome was better. But I'll come back and do better next time. I'll just consider it a big learning experience."

The Mets counter with Jeremy Hefner (0-2, 7.07).


Home runs have been an issue all season as Hefner's surrendered seven in only 14 innings. He served up two while allowing three runs over four innings against Washington on Saturday.


Hefner has allowed two runs in four innings over three relief appearances versus the Dodgers.


Kemp tripled in his lone at-bat against the right-hander.

"Use your head.....that's that lump 3 feet above your arse." - Jimmy Dugan

Last edited 4/25/2013 11:16 AM by Walnutz15

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Posted: 4/25/2013 11:04 AM

Re: April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm 


expecting good bounce back start for Hefner for no real good reason... biggrin
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Posted: 4/25/2013 12:25 PM

Re: April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm 


Take this one..
2 of 3 on a regular basis puts you in the playoffs.
Hefner needs to step up and keep them in the game.
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Posted: 4/25/2013 12:50 PM

Re: April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm 


I see Recker in the lineup. Buck needs a blow, tough on catchers playing 7 days a week.
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Posted: 4/25/2013 12:51 PM

RE: April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm 


Buck injured his hand, pie-facing Valdespin last night.



Both players will go onto the D.L.

Buck (strained wrist)
Valdespin (broken nose)

"Use your head.....that's that lump 3 feet above your arse." - Jimmy Dugan

Last edited 4/25/2013 12:52 PM by Walnutz15

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Posted: 4/25/2013 12:53 PM

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Yeah, I would like to take this one with Gee and Marcum on the horizon. The phillies crush Gee, and obviously it's tough to know what we are going to get with marcum on Saturday.
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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:05 PM

RE: April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm 


2 thoughts:

1) Seriously... how was JV's nose not broken??
2) No Street Fighter references yet??? Come on guys.
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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:08 PM

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Walnutz15 wrote: Buck injured his hand, pie-facing Valdespin last night.



Both players will go onto the D.L.

Buck (strained wrist)
Valdespin (broken nose)

John Buck doesn't mess around. That is the most serious pie to the face that I've ever seen.
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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:09 PM

RE: April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm 


The Dude in the 4 hole after Terry saying repeatedly he didn't want to mess with Duda's confidence, interesting. Either way, Ike had to be dropped.

Let's get this one!!!

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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:10 PM

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BelieveInMetsMagic wrote: 2) No Street Fighter references yet??? Come on guys.

Gonna be pretty tough to hit this:

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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:15 PM

RE: April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm 


Well, that was quick. This could be a long day (hope I'm wrong)...

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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:22 PM

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Walnutz15 wrote:
BelieveInMetsMagic wrote: 2) No Street Fighter references yet??? Come on guys.

Gonna be pretty tough to hit this:

Whew... thank you   wink
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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:24 PM

RE: April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm 


Tejada's bat is so pathetic. I do love how he makes pitchers work, but he's not a ML hitter.

The Cubs are having problems with Starlin Castro, and have Javier Baez, albeit probably still 2 years away. I'd do Tejada + Wilmer + Noah for Castro in a NY minute. Get that Sandy BB approach and he's a stud.

Last edited 4/25/2013 1:30 PM by spiritOF86

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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:31 PM

Re: April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm 


Ryu gives David a Hadooken for his first strikeout.


Question: Which two baseball teams are an Italian's favorite?

Answer:  The A's and O's
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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:31 PM

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spiritOF86 wrote: Tejada's bat is so pathetic. I do love how he makes pitchers work, but he's not a ML hitter.
As the biggest Jose Reyes supporter on this forum... I will even say that your statement is false. 

He is a Major League hitter... he isn't great, he isn't above average, but you could do worse at SS...
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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:36 PM

Re: April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm 


Nice tag by Ike to complete the DP. Let's Bison this Ryu character.


Question: Which two baseball teams are an Italian's favorite?

Answer:  The A's and O's
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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:36 PM

RE: April 25, 2013: Dodgers @ Mets (Ryu-Hefner) 1:10pm 


Has 0 HR power, has almost 0 speed, and does not draw walks. If he's not hitting .290 or higher his bat is almost useless. I like Rueben but he just does not drive the ball, ever.
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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:38 PM

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spiritOF86 wrote: Has 0 HR power, has almost 0 speed, and does not draw walks. If he's not hitting .290 or higher his bat is almost useless. I like Rueben but he just does not drive the ball, ever.
Well that's not what you said originally...

You said he isn't a ML hitter. He is. He just doesn't do the things you want him to do.
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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:41 PM

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This Ryu is showing plenty of guile.


Question: Which two baseball teams are an Italian's favorite?

Answer:  The A's and O's
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Posted: 4/25/2013 1:41 PM

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I don't have a good feeling about Marlon Byrd.  Never really did.  I'd much rather see more Juan Lagares at this point with the Mets really not having a serious playoff shot.
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