The Mets defeat the Dodgers 2-1 in 10 innings

NEW YORK — — Sunday’s 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers was given to the New York Mets by pinch-hitter Luis Guillorme, who doubled in the game-winning run in the 10th inning.

Max Scherzer limited the leaders of the NL West to one hit over seven scoreless innings, and New York ended the Dodgers’ six-game winning streak. The Mets broke a four-game losing streak with their first victory since the All-Star break, which was aided by an RBI groundout by Brandon Nimmo.

David Robertson (4-2) threw two scoreless frames in his first appearance since July 7. With the assistance of shortstop Francisco Lindor, he stranded a runner at third in the tenth inning.

Nick Robertson (0-1) suffered a defeat on his 25th birthday.

Guillorme was sent up to bat in the bottom of the tenth inning with automatic runner Brett Baty at second, but his two attempts to advance him via bunt were unsuccessful. However, with the count at 0-2, Los Angeles left its corner infielders in, and Guillorme grounded the next pitch just inside first base, past the defenseless Freddie Freeman.


The scheduled start time was delayed by three and a half hours due to inclement weather, and the first pitch was further delayed by twenty minutes due to persistent rain.

Once the game eventually started, the 38-year-old Scherzer displayed a vintage performance against his former team. He allowed only a single to Jason Heyward in the second inning and went seven innings for the fourth time this season. On 97 pitches, the three-time Cy Young Award winner walked three and struck out six.

Scherzer had surrendered 13 earned runs in his previous 23 innings of work.

Before running into difficulty in the fifth inning, Dodgers rookie Bobby Miller matched Scherzer’s scoreless performance. Starling Marte, who missed Saturday’s game due to illness, started the contest with a single and stole second. Two batters later, Miller struck Mark Canha with a pitch and then walked Omar Narváez to load the bases.

Nimmo hit a comebacker that escaped Miller’s mitt. The pitcher recovered to get Nimmo out at first, but was unable to execute a double play, allowing Marte to score the game’s first run.

Mookie Betts tied the game in the eighth inning with a run-scoring single off Trevor Gott, marking his fifth consecutive game with an RBI. Brooks Raley pitched out of trouble to maintain a tie in the contest.


In the third inning, Dodgers center fielder James Outman made a diving catch to deny Nimmo extra bases. Nimmo drove a 99 mph fastball to the farthest outfield corner of Citi Field. Outman perfectly timed his leap and caught the ball while falling backwards into the wall, his glove touching the top of the fence. The highlight-reel play was recognized by Miller and his teammates, and several Dodgers in the dugout tipped their headwear in appreciation.


Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) pitched to the outfield once more… Heyward (neck pain) was taken out of the game in the fourth inning, two innings after he was thrown out attempting to extend his single. Jeff McNeil’s left shoulder and neck made contact with Heyward’s left shoulder and neck.

Mets: LHP José Quintana (rib surgery) will make his season debut one day later than planned on Thursday. Buck Showalter, manager of the New York Yankees, stated that the extra day would enable Quintana to fully recover from the flu while allowing RHP Justin Verlander to pitch on normal rest on Wednesday. … Class A St. Lucie’s RHP Sam Coonrad (right lat strain) pitched a scoreless inning.


Monday night in Baltimore, RHP Emmet Sheehan (2-0, 4.35 ERA) makes his fifth career start for the Dodgers. Grayson Rodriguez (2-2, 7.35) will be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to oppose him.

Mets: RHP Carlos Carrasco (3-5, 5.16 ERA) will face the Chicago White Sox at home on Tuesday night. Carrasco has more career starts against the White Sox (26) than against any other opponent. He will face right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito (6-5, 3.45 ERA).