7,522: Mets, lacking clutch hits, get swept by Dodgers

Not worth staying up late

Russell Martin’s eighth inning single drove in Orlando Hudson Wednesday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the Mets with a 2-1 win.

The Mets once again were dreadful with runners in scoring position, wasting a brilliant start by Livan Hernandez. He gave up just one earned run on a first-inning sacrifice fly, throwing just 94 pitches over seven innings while yielding seven hits and a walk.

Hernandez lost his no-hitter on the first batter he faced when Juan Pierre dinked an infield hit just past home plate, making it 7,522 New York Mets games without a no-hitter. It’s the 929th a leadoff hitter killed a potential Mets’ no-no, and the 697th time it died on leadoff single (See our No-hitters killed by first at bat for more fun no-no stats).

Carlos Beltran, who went 2-for-3 on the night, knocked in the Mets’ only run in the third with an RBI double to right. The Mets were 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position over the rest of the night.

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