Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager (5) greets Justin Turner (10) after scoring on Turner's second inning three-run home run in a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in New York. "Outside of the one hard-hit ball by d'Arnaud there was a lot of soft contact".
Matz almost got through the first facing the minimum as ex-Met Justin Turner was ruled out on a caught stealing after he hit into a fielder's choice.
Turner's caught stealing turned into a two-out stolen base when a video review determined he reached around Amed Rosario to evade the rookie shortstop's tag. Matz entered Sunday's start against the Dodgers with a career-worst 5.50 ERA spanning 10 starts.
Ryu (4-6) struck out eight and allowed one base runner, Travis d'Arnaud had the lone single for NY leading off the third inning. Turner was called out on the play by second base umpire Will Little, but the call on the field was overruled by the Dodgers' manager's challenge.
As we find ourselves set to embark on a new week in professional baseball, the Dodgers find themselves standing head and shoulders above the rest of the sport in terms of both wins and profitability.
The Dodgers (78-32) won for the 23rd time in their last 26 games - losing only to Atlanta during that stretch - and are 43-7 in their last 50.
The Dodgers have been churning along at an unprecedented pace all season. In his last five starts against the Mets, the Korean left-hander is a ideal 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA.
During the seven innings he played, Ryu gave up only one run and struck out eight batters.
Ryu was dominant Sunday.
Josh Fields and Luis Avilan finished up as Los Angeles held the Mets to four singles.
Over his past six starts, Ryu is resurfacing as someone who will at least be in the conversation when the Dodgers begin their playoff planning.
Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks, hit three home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the ninth inning of Arizona's 10-8 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.
The Mets certainly need no more convincing that the Dodgers are a force to be reckoned with. It was only two years ago that the Mets ousted the Dodgers in the NLDS, but now the gap between the teams couldn't be much wider. They outscored the Mets 57-15 in those seven games and hit 25 home runs.
Two of those came in Sunday's beating.
Offensively Cody Bellinger is the best thing since sliced bread. LA now has the National League batting leader in Justin Turner (.349), the second-place home run hitter in Cody Bellinger (32), and Clayton Kershaw still leads in wins (15) and ERA (2.04) despite being out with a back injury. And get this: Utley is now tied for eighth all-time in home runs against the Mets ... with Willie Mays.