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Takahashi not deserving of this fate

At one point retiring 10 in a row after allowing the Dodgers to score, Hisanori Takahashi may have saved his spot in the rotation with his effort. Unfortunately, the Mets couldn't spare him the loss with the offense scuffling.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4010000.277
Pagan, CF4000011.307
Wright, D, 3B3010120.304
Davis, I, 1B4000021.250
Francoeur, RF4020001.247
Carter, C, LF3010001.266
Thole, C3000013.429
Castillo, L, 2B2000100.238
Takahashi, P2000003.067
a-Beltran, PH1000000.250
Dessens, P0000000.000
Feliciano, P, P0000000.000
Totals300502610.254
a-Popped out for Takahashi in the 8th.
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS3000110.333
Carroll, LF-2B3100102.284
Ethier, RF4000013.306
Kemp, CF3122000.264
Blake, 3B3000031.252
Loney, 1B3010000.304
Belliard, 2B3000001.216
Paul, LF0000000.270
Martin, R, C2010110.246
Kuroda, P2000001.000
a-Anderson, G, PH1000001.186
Kuo, P0000000.000
Totals27242369.266
a-Grounded out for Kuroda in the 8th.
BATTING
TB: Wright, D; Francoeur 2; Reyes; Carter, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Takahashi 2; Francoeur.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Wright, D (8, 2nd base by Kuroda/Martin, R), Reyes (3, 2nd base by Kuroda/Martin, R).

BATTING
2B: Kemp (19, Takahashi).
HR: Kemp (17, 7th inning off Takahashi, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Loney; Kemp 6; Martin, R.
RBI: Kemp 2 (56).
2-out RBI: Kemp.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake; Ethier 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Loney (5, 2nd base by Takahashi/Thole).

NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Takahashi(L, 7-5)7.03222514.52
Dessens0.21001001.64
Feliciano, P0.10000102.68
Totals8.04223613.83
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kuroda(W, 8-8)8.05001403.48
Kuo(S, 3)1.00001200.86
Totals9.05002604.09
IBB: Castillo, L (by Kuroda), Furcal (by Dessens).
Pitches-strikes: Takahashi 105-67, Dessens 15-7, Feliciano, P 6-3, Kuroda 112-69, Kuo 20-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Takahashi 4-7, Dessens 2-0, Feliciano, P 0-0, Kuroda 12-3, Kuo 1-0.
Batters faced: Takahashi 25, Dessens 4, Feliciano, P 1, Kuroda 28, Kuo 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliciano, P 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:45.
Att: 42,299.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
July 22, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media