LOS ANGELES—Once again, the Mets offense disappeared right in the middle of a game, right when it looked like it was about to break out.
The Mets failed to record a hit from the seventh through the 13th innings, being shut down by the Dodgers bullpen after they tied the game in the sixth.
Mike Pelfrey was on the mound, and rebounded from a horrible four-start stretch. He only went five innings before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in a tight situation. He allowed two runs on six hits, walked a batter intentionally and struck out two.
The Mets tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth on an RBI single by Rod Barajas who then left the game due to injury, and an RBI single by Jose Reyes.
Both bullpens were fantastic until Oliver Perez allowed a walk-off home run to James Loney in the 13th, as the Dodgers won the game, 3-2.
For the Mets, it's their 12th walk-off loss of the season, and they are now 2-8 on the 11-game West Coast trip that ends tomorrow.
They will try to split the four-game series tomorrow with R.A. Dickey on the mound against Clayton Kershaw.
NL East Standings
Philadelphia 51-46 (5 1/2)
NY Mets 50-48 (7)
* Does not include ATL result
Series Probable Pitchers
New York: R.A. Dickey (2010: 6-4, 2.73 ERA) vs. Los Angeles: Clayton Kershaw (2010: 9-5, 3.15 ERA)
New York Mets
July 25 @ Los Angeles Dodgers
July 27-29 vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers
July 25 vs. New York Mets
July 27-29 @ San Diego Padres
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