The Dodgers continued their relentless winning with a 8-0 win over the Mets on Sunday Night Baseball. It was their first season series sweep of the Mets and it wasn’t close with the Dodgers outscoring the Mets 57 to 15 in their seven games against each other.
The Dodgers got one break tonight, a reversed replay call on a steal attempt by Justin Turner and once he was ruled safe, the Dodgers said thank you and proceeded to do what they have done over the last three months.
After Turner was ruled safe, Cody Bellinger walked and then the Dodgers pulled off a double steal. Logan Forsythe would follow that with a two-run single.
Austin Barnes then doubled in Forsythe and it seemed the game was over right then. But that would diminish the pitching effort by starter Hyun-jin Ryu.
Ryu followed is excellent start last Sunday against the Giants with another one this Sunday. Ryu pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just a single to Travis d’Arnaud. Ryu walked none and struck out eight. The Mets would only have two baserunners all night, the second coming on a Kenley Jansen walk in the ninth.
Justin Turner hit a home run in his second straight game against the Mets to make it 5-0. Turner became one of the few Dodgers to steal two bases and hit home run in a game in recent years; Turner is the second Dodger to do that this season, Chris Taylor did it first against the Brewers on June 3, 2017.
Scott Schebler, who did it in 2015 and Matt Kemp, who did it 2010, are only other Dodgers to hit a home run and steal two bases in one game since 2000.
Cody Bellinger put the game on ice when he hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to continue his quest to set a Dodger rookie record and maybe a MLB rookie record for home runs in a season.
Chris Taylor decided to have some fun when he tripled in Yasiel Puig in the ninth to cap the scoring.
The Dodgers will have Monday off as a travel day to Phoenix and will reassemble to take on their NL West rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks, in a three-game series beginning on Tuesday at Chase Field. Kenta Maeda and Zack Godley will be on the mound for the 6:40 p.m. PT start time.
Home runs: Justin Turner (13), Cody Bellinger (32)
WP - Hyun-jin Ryu (4-6): 7 IP, 1 hit, 8 strikeouts
LP - Steven Matz (2-5): 5⅓ IP, 6 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, 1 home run