Livan Hernandez allowed four runs in the first inning and two in the second. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
By Marty Noble / MLB.com
The Mets found themselves in a sizable hole before they even took their first cuts, as the Dodgers scored four off Livan Hernandez in the first inning and kept the heat on. Though the Mets got good cuts against team nemesis Randy Wolf, they couldn't avoid losing their fifth game out of their past six contests.
Game Scores: Wolf , Hernandez, L . IBB: Martin, R (by Redding). HBP: Hudson, O (by Stokes). Pitches-strikes: Wolf 118-79, McDonald, Ja 27-13, Vargas, C 17-8, Hernandez, L 77-42, Misch 23-14, Stokes 43-22, Redding
50-32. Groundouts-flyouts: Wolf 10-4, McDonald, Ja 1-1, Vargas, C 2-0, Hernandez, L 3-1, Misch 2-0, Stokes 2-0, Redding 2-1. Batters faced: Wolf 28, McDonald, Ja 6, Vargas, C 4, Hernandez, L 24, Misch 5, Stokes 9, Redding 13. Inherited runners-scored: McDonald, Ja 1-0, Stokes 1-0. Ejections: New York Mets left fielder Gary Sheffield ejected by HP umpire Marty Foster (8th) Umpires:
HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: John Hirschbeck. 3B: Wally Bell. Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind:
13 mph, In from CF. T: 3:20. Att: 39,865. Venue: Citi Field. July 9, 2009 July 9, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner