Game Rewind: Mets @ Dodgers (05.24.1962)

METS MIRED IN LOSING STREAK, LOSE TO DODGERS, 4-2

When the New York Mets arrived in Los Angeles for a three-game series with the Dodgers they were in the early stages of what would be a miserable losing streak.

In the fourth inning, Frank Thomas delivered a two-run home run off Johnny Podres to give the New York Mets a 2-1 lead at Chavez Ravine. The Mets held that lead until the seventh inning until the Dodgers tied the game, and eventually took the lead, on their way to a 4-2 win. It was the fourth straight loss of road trip, dropping the Mets to 12-23 on the season.

The losing streak continued for two more weeks. On June 8, the Mets finally snapped their 17-game losing streak, beating the Chicago Cubs, 4-3, at Wrigley Field.

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