Game Recaps

Mets Offense Explodes Against Dodgers

A day after Sandy Alderson made a trade to boost the Mets lineup, they exploded for 15 runs against the Dodgers Saturday night. And the new guys contributed.

Kelly Johnson homers in Mets debut.

Starting at second base, Kelly Johnson went 2-6 with an upper deck home run. Juan Uribe came in for Daniel Murphy at third in the seventh and went 1-2, also turning in a brilliant play in the field in the ninth.

Oh, and Michael Conforto picked up his first major league hit — four of them, in fact. He had two doubles and scored four runs. He collided with Ruben Tejada on a fly ball but everyone walked away just fine.

Lucas Duda hit two home runs and now has 14, tied for the team lead. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4-4 and Tejada 3-6.

Matt Harvey, who went 2-4, by the way, went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He had four strikeouts and a walk. He raised his record to 9-7 and lowered his ERA to 3.16.

Mets win 15-2, so a good game, to understate things. They go for the tie of the four-game series Sunday afternoon. The marquee matchup has Jacob deGrom going up against Zack Greinke — the two leaders in ERA in the National League.

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