Well, at least they didn’t get no-hitted. Clayton Kershaw took the Mets to school Thursday night, shutting them out 3-0.
It looked like it might not only be a no-hitter, but a perfect game. Curtis Granderson finally singled leading off the seventh to break up the bid. The Mets went on to collect just three hits as Kershaw shut them down, striking out 11 and not walking a batter.
Bartolo Colon pitched a hell of a game as well. He allowed a solo home run to Jimmy Rollins, of course, in the third inning. That was the only run he allowed in eight innings. He struck out four and also did not walk anyone.
The Dodgers added two insurance runs in the ninth off of the Mets bullpen. Not that Kershaw needed them. He has now run his consecutive scoreless inning streak to 29, 13.2 fewer than teammate Zack Greinke.
The Mets caught a break because Greinke was supposed to pitch Friday, but he is with his wife who is about to give birth. Greinke could still come back later in the series. Let’s hope for a long labor.