- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Go ahead and cross a line through the Dodgers’ latest loss to the Mets. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts figures no one will do that again this season.

That being two home runs by New York pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who came into the game with a batting average of .000 and allowed six hits in a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday night.

Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda couldn’t believe it, appearing stunned when Syndergaard’s second homer went out.

“I don’t see many pitchers watching video on opposing pitchers,” Roberts said.

Maeda gave up four runs and six hits in five innings, struck out three and walked two. He failed to pitch at least six innings for the first time in seven starts this season.

The Japanese rookie is just the second Dodgers pitcher to allow multiple home runs in a single game to pitchers, according to StatsPass. Doug McWeeny allowed homers to the Pirates’ Erv Brame and Fred Fussell on July 7, 1929, in the Brooklyn Robins’ 17-6 loss.

Syndergaard (3-2) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings, struck out six and walked one. He gave up five hits in the first four innings and then retired 11 in a row.

Nicknamed “Thor” after the Marvel Comics character, Syndergaard swung a mighty black bat with his blond locks flowing beneath his helmet. He had to provide all the offense himself after his teammates produced just one run in his previous two starts.

Syndergaard hit a solo homer on the first pitch from Maeda (3-2) in the third inning, and slammed a three-run shot in the fifth.

“A backdoor breaking ball located down and away,” Roberts said of the second pitch. “He’s a strong kid.”

Walt Terrell was the first Mets pitcher to hit two homers in a game at Wrigley Field on Aug. 6, 1983.

The last major league pitcher to homer twice in a game was Arizona’s Micah Owings, who accomplished the feat against Atlanta on Aug. 18, 2007. Jim Tobin of the Boston Braves holds the modern-day big league record for pitchers with three home runs in a game against the Chicago Cubs on May 13, 1942.

Syndergaard came up with a chance to tie Tobin’s mark with the bases loaded in the sixth, but struck out swinging.

He also struck out swinging in the eighth.

Jeurys Familia gave up a run in the ninth before earning his 12th save.

The Dodgers tied it 1-all in the third on Corey Seager’s homer. Grandal homered on Syndergaard’s first pitch leading off the fourth for a 2-1 lead.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: LHP Steven Matz will miss his next turn in the rotation Saturday at Colorado because his elbow has flared up. He plans to play catch Thursday and will see a doctor in New York when the team wraps up its West Coast trip. … 2B Neil Walker returned to the lineup after missing three games with a sore right leg.

Dodgers: INF-OF Alex Guerrero played his second game at Class A Rancho Cucamonga as part of a rehab assignment. He’s been on the DL with injuries to his left groin and left knee sustained in spring training.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Bartolo Colon, fresh off hitting his first career home run at age 42 in San Diego, starts the series finale. He is 3-1 with a 2.82 ERA.

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.02) has allowed two earned runs in 16 innings over his previous two starts, struck out 24 and walked none.

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