Matt Kemp's disputed  home run was the high point for the Dodgers.

Matt Kemp’s disputed home run was the high point for the Dodgers.

One New York usher feels pretty stupid right about now. Not only didn’t he catch Matt Kemp’s first homer of the year, which literally landed in his lap, he accidentally deflected it back onto the field, so the umpires had to use instant replay to realize it was a home run. It looked like the hapless guy got reamed pretty good by security. And Matt just waited on third, smiling like he had just won the game. The two-run blast did, after all, give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead over the Mets in the sixth inning.

Unfortunately, Ted Lilly could only go five innings in his first game of the season. He did great, but the Dodgers needed to use five of their iffy relievers, and Brandon League is no one you want to count on in a one-run game. He let David Wright tie it up in the bottom of the ninth, then Josh Wall (Do you know the way to Albuquerque?) loaded the bases and served up a walk-off grand slam to pinch hitter Jordany Valdespin.

So, basically, it was a good news-terrible news kind of thing. Mattie got his first homer of the season (About time!), but so did Valdespin, and his was much much grander!

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