The NL West champions open the next round Friday against St. Louis or Pittsburgh. The Cardinals host the wild-card Pirates in a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday.
Miguel Batista was chased after three innings as the Mets lost to the Dodgers 8-5 on Saturday.
The Mets’ defense betrayed them on Sunday night as they lost to the Dodgers 8-3.
The Mets extended their winning streak to four behind Johan Santana’s brilliant eight innings of shutout ball. They defeated the Dodgers 5-0 on Saturday.