The Mets are out here in sunny Los Angeles, and so far their west coast vacation is going well, winning game one of a four game series.
The Mets jumped out to the early lead in the first. Ruben Tejada singled, moved to second on a wild pitch by old pal Chris Capuano and then scored when David Wright doubled to left.
Wright made it 2-0 when he led off the fourth with a towering solo home run to center.
The Dodgers tied the score in the bottom of the inning on a double, triple and single. They were the first runs the offensively-challenged Dodgers had scored in 33 innings.
The tie didn’t last very long. In the top of the fifth Mike Nickeas singled, moved to second on a sacrifice and scored on an Andres Torres double to make it 3-2.
Chris Young was effective yet again, going 6.1 innings, allowing the two runs, striking out six and walking no one.
The bullpen held down the fort in the seventh and eighth, and in the ninth Bobby Parnell got his first save opportunity since Frank Francisco went down with an injury. And he rose to the occasion, pitching a perfect inning to secure the 3-2 win.