The Mets preemptively delayed the start of Sunday’s game by nearly four hours, but at least the extended day was capped off with celebration.
Louis Gillorm hit a tenth-inning double that gave the Mets a pulse for the first time since the All-Star break in a 2-1 win over the Dodgers at Citi Field.
The Mets snapped a four-game skid and avoided a drift for what would have been the ninth time this season.
Guillorme’s shot on first base against Nick Robertson brought out robot runner Brett Batty.
This was the first hit in Guillorme’s career.
This came after heavy rain in the forecast forced the Mets to move the first pitch scheduled for 1:40 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This decision was reached on Sunday morning.
Trevor Gott, in his first home run for the Mets, was charged with a 1-0 lead in the eighth inning and James Ottman walked the lead off the inning before Miguel Rojas hit a single to right.
Mookie Betts hit a leadoff single against Gott with one out before Brooks Raley retired Freddie Freeman and Max Muncy to end the threat.
Chris Taylor’s two-hit double against David Robertson in the ninth gave the Dodgers the life with two outs.
But Robertson, the team’s MVP of the season, hit Outman to give the Mets a clean shot at the win in the bottom of the frame.
Robertson returned for the tenth inning and retired all three batters he faced to keep the machine-runner stuck at third base.
Scherzer gave the Mets a dominant performance, allowing one to strike out more than seven innings with six hits and three walks.
Jason Heyward’s ground ball on third in the second inning accounted for the Dodgers’ only hit against a right-hander, who enjoyed a rebounding performance after allowing two homers to Manny Machado who sank the Mets on the final play before the All-Star break.
Scherzer needed only 33 pitches to spin through the first three innings unscathed, but ran into trouble in the fourth when he walked Bates and Freeman to start the inning.
Scherzer rallied to strike out Muncie and retired J.D. Martinez and David Peralta in order, throwing 27 pitches in the inning, to keep the game scoreless.
The Mets had limited opportunities early on.
Jeff McNeil was left stranded in the first half after stroking a double.
In the third, Outman stole Brandon Nemo’s extra base hit, and hit the fence as he drove to center.
Nimmo continues to hit the ball hard: he called Saturday after the night before he hit a shot over the right field fence that was originally called a homer before the bid was returned to a double.
Nemo supporter went off Bobby Miller’s glove in the fifth for an RBI single that gave the Mets a 1–0 lead.
Starling Marty, who had been absent the night before due to a migraine, snatched and stole second in the inning before Mark Kanha hit a scoreless pitch.
Omar Narváez walked to load the bases and Nemo’s chopper (who has the potential to be a power play at the plate if fielded correctly) fetched Marty. Miller retired Nemo at first base on the play.
But the Mets missed an opportunity to extend their lead when Francisco Lindor was retired by reliever Brusdar Graterol.
Right-handed Miller allowed three hits and struck out five over 4 ⁄ innings pitched.
Scherzer worked the sixth out perfectly, concluding the inning at 90 runs — allowing him to go on to the seventh. Scherzer retired from the side again in order.