New York Mets

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 02: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets looks on after striking out to end the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 02, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Dodgers won 2-0. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

This was not the way the Mets wanted to start a crucial 10-game West Coast road trip.

Not only did the Mets fall to the LA Dodgers 2-0 on Thursday night, the first time they have been shutout in fact this season, but they may have lost Francisco Lindor for an undisclosed amount of time after closing a hotel door on his right middle finger.

According to Lindor, himself, he tried to close a double-door at his hotel and the door accidentally shut on his finger. He added that it was swollen but didn’t sound overly concerned.

Manager Buck Schowalter said he had been “looking to give Lindor a day off anyway, saying it might be a “blessing in disguise.”

Lindor had been on fire the past 18 games, hitting .324 with three homers and 24 RBI.

The Mets really could have used Lindor’s bat last night. The Mets were held to just three hits as Tony Gonsolin and three relievers combined to blank the Mets.

Gonsolin went six innings, allowing only two hits and a walk. He struck out five, and his ERA dipped to 1.59. He is 6-0 and is one of the best young pitchers most fans never heard of.

The Mets continue their west coast trip Friday night.