Los Angeles Dodgers defeat New York Mets, 2-1

LOS ANGELES - Getting swept out of Dodger Stadium Wednesday night may be the least of the Mets' problems.

Try facing a three-game weekend series at Fenway Park without Jose Reyes. Not to mention Daniel Murphy's funk at the plate as the short-lived outfielder now tries to grasp playing first base.

J.J. Putz, who had made two scoreless relief appearances since returning from an injection of anti-inflammatory medication in his right elbow, surrendered a tiebreaking sing...