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Mets 5, Dodgers 4
Daniel Murphy celebrates after scoring in the third inning. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Mets ended their four-game losing streak and got some offensive help in doing so. They scored as many runs (three) in the third as they had in the four losses. Oliver Perez won in his first start since May 2 despite walking seven. David Wright and Jeremy Reed each had two hits.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 07/07: LAD 8, NYM 0
  • Wed. 07/08: NYM 5, LAD 4
  • Thu. 07/09: LAD 11, NYM 2
LAD
LA Dodgers (53-31)
Lost 1
NY Mets 5, LA Dodgers 4   NYM
NY Mets (40-43)
Won 1
July 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1   4 9 1
NY Mets
0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 X   5 9 0
Standings thru 7/8/09  |  Recap: LAD | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Mets stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 4 0 2 2 1 0 1 .254
Hudson, O, 2B 5 1 0 0 0 2 4 .285
Ramirez, M, LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 .333
Blake, 3B 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 .288
Loretta, 1B 4 0 1 1 1 1 2 .243
Martin, R, C 3 0 2 0 2 0 2 .257
Ethier, RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 8 .247
Kemp, CF 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 .314
Kuroda, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wade, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-DeWitt, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .190
  Mota, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Leach, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Pierre, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .328
  Troncoso, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 4 9 4 9 6 22  

a-Struck out for Wade in the 6th. b-Flied out for Leach in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Kemp (6, Green, S).
HR: Ramirez, M (8, 9th inning off Rodriguez, Fr, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Loretta; Furcal 2; Ramirez, M 4; Kemp 5; Martin, R 2.
RBI: Loretta (15), Furcal 2 (19), Ramirez, M (25).
2-out RBI: Loretta.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martin, R; Furcal; Ethier 3; Ramirez, M.
SAC: Kuroda 2.
GIDP: Hudson, O, Ethier.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Blake (7, fielding).

 
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cora, SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .251
Murphy, Dn, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .246
Wright, D, 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .325
Sheffield, LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 .277
Church, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .285
Reed, J, CF 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 .294
Schneider, C 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .234
Castillo, L, 2B 3 0 1 1 1 0 5 .276
Perez, O, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
  a-Evans, N, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .282
  Parnell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Feliciano, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Green, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Tatis, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247
  Rodriguez, Fr, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 5 9 4 3 3 18  

a-Struck out for Perez, O in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Green, S in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Murphy, Dn 2 (10, Kuroda, Kuroda), Reed, J (4, Kuroda).
TB: Wright, D 2; Church; Castillo, L; Schneider; Murphy, Dn 4; Reed, J 3.
RBI: Castillo, L (17), Wright, D (43), Reed, J (5), Schneider (19).
2-out RBI: Castillo, L.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sheffield; Castillo, L; Evans, N 2; Cora.
Team RISP: 4-for-13.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Wright, D-Castillo, L-Murphy, Dn, Cora-Murphy, Dn).

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kuroda (L, 3-5) 4.1 8 5 4 2 1 0 4.27
Wade 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.74
Mota 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.66
Leach 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.95
Troncoso 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.83
 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perez, O (W, 2-2) 5.0 4 2 2 7 2 0 8.78
Parnell (H, 13) 1.2 2 0 0 1 3 0 4.64
Feliciano, P (H, 16) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.67
Green, S (H, 9) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.97
Rodriguez, Fr (S, 22) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 1.77

Pitches-strikes: Kuroda 91-55, Wade 17-12, Mota 18-12, Leach 7-4, Troncoso 17-9, Perez, O 108-55, Parnell 31-20, Feliciano, P 3-2, Green, S 12-7, Rodriguez, Fr 16-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kuroda 6-2, Wade 1-0, Mota 1-0, Leach 1-0, Troncoso 2-1, Perez, O 4-5, Parnell 2-0, Feliciano, P 0-1, Green, S 2-1, Rodriguez, Fr 1-0.
Batters faced: Kuroda 24, Wade 3, Mota 4, Leach 2, Troncoso 4, Perez, O 25, Parnell 8, Feliciano, P 1, Green, S 4, Rodriguez, Fr 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Wade 3-1, Feliciano, P 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: John Hirschbeck.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 3:30.
Att: 40,027.
Venue: Citi Field.
July 8, 2009
July 8, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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