There should be fireworks on the mound before the postgame show on the Fourth of July at Dodger Stadium.
Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw said he was impressed with the command of New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard.
Kevin Plawecki delivered a ninth-inning sacrifice fly to plate Lucas Duda with the tiebreaking run as the Mets eked out a victory to open a road trip.
Friday's roundup of the Mets' minor league affiliates.
It was an improbable ninth-inning that produced the run that put the Mets ahead. We look at how amazing it was.
Kevin Plawecki drove in the go-ahead run with a sac fly in the ninth, rookie Noah Syndergaard dueled reigning NL MVP Clayton Kershaw on even terms and the Mets beat the Dodgers 2-1 Friday night.
Final: Mets 2, Dodgers 1
After Noah Syndergaard gave up 1 run in 6 innings, Hansel Robles worked two innings of scoreless relief to get the win in Los Angeles. The Mets have scored just 25 runs in their past 15 games, but only needed 2 tonight. Box score
Mets take the lead
After Lucas Duda moved to third on an infield single, Kevin Plawecki drove him home on a sac fly to center, giving New York a 2-1 lead in the 9th in Los Angeles. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
Starters done in Los Angeles
- Noah Syndergaard: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 6 K's
- Clayton Kershaw: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 7 K's
Pitchers' duel in Los Angeles
Clayton Kershaw has allowed just 5 hits and 1 run through six innings, but Noah Syndergaard (2 H, 1 R) has been just as good, and the Mets and Dodgers are tied 1-1 heading to the 7th. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
Syndergaard settles down
Since allowing a second-inning HR to Adrian Gonzalez, Noah Syndergaard has allowed just one hit. He's retired the last six batters he's faced, and the Mets and Dodgers are tied 1-1 in the 5th. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
David Wright is performing movements his back would not allow a month ago, when he mostly was limited to receiving physical therapy for spinal stenosis
Mets on the board
A Wilmer Flores single to right brought home John Mayberry Jr., giving the Mets just their second run in the past four games and tying the game with the Dodgers 1-1 in the 4th inning. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
Dodgers strike first
Adrian Gonzalez's 14th home run of the season gave Clayton Kershaw some early run support and gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead over the Mets. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
New York Mets reliever Erik Goeddel, who landed on the disabled list June 12 with a nebulous elbow injury, is making progress toward a return.
LOS ANGELES -- General manager Sandy Alderson essentially doused any hopes of 2014 first-round pick Michael Conforto getting promoted from Double-A Binghamton to the majors anytime soon to rescue the New York Mets.
Here are the lineups for Friday night's series opener at Dodger Stadium with Noah Syndergaard taking on Clayton Kershaw.
Cuddyer received cortisone and lubricant injections on Wednesday, but remained out of the Mets' lineup Friday.
The New York Mets have no intention of firing manager Terry Collins, despite the team's recent free-fall, general manager Sandy Alderson said.
Kershaw looks to end skid vs. Mets
Clayton Kershaw has lost 3 straight starts and is winless in his last 4, despite racking up a 2.70 ERA in that span. He'll look to end the slide against the slumping Mets, who've scored just 17 runs in their last 10 games. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
The Mets rookie gets a tough assignment going against Clayton Kershaw tonight (10 ET, ESPN), but Mets fans can draw pride in how well the start of Noah Syndergaard's career stacks up with the three-time Cy Young winner.
Travis d'Arnaud is eligible to return from the disabled list Monday, but the catcher will not be activated by the New York Mets that soon.
The Mets and Dodgers square off at 10 ET on ESPN/WatchESPN. Noah Syndergaard and Clayton Kershaw are scheduled to start.
Mets @ Dodgers
Dodger Stadium - Sat 7/4