The Mets’ offense didn’t make it into Los Angeles Thursday night, letting the Dodgers top New York 2-0 to continue the club’s post All-Star break woes.
The silent bats wasted a solid start by Hisanori Takahashi, who was tagged only by Matt Kemp.
The first was a first-inning RBI double that also moved our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,740 New York Mets games with no no-no. The second was a seventh-inning home run.
Takahashi gave up only one other hit, striking out five over seven innings while walking two.
The Mets managed just five hits, two by Jeff Francoeur, as Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda dominated New York’s lineup for eight innings.