After winning the first game of the series, the Los Angeles Dodgers can take another series with a Saturday night.
Zack Greinke gets the start for the Dodgers. Greinke was scheduled to start on Thursday, but it was pushed back two days for extra rest and treatment on his sore elbow. Greinke played catch on Tuesday and Wednesday before throwing a bullpen session on Thursday, leaving manager Don Mattingly optimistic for today’s start.
This season, the All-Star right-hander is 12-8 with a 2.75 ERA. He is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA over three career starts against the Mets.
The Mets counter by sending Jacob deGrom to the mound. This is deGrom’s first start since coming off the disabled list with tendinitis in his rotator cuff. The 25-year-old rookie is 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA this season. In his only other start against the Dodgers this season, deGrom allowed three solo home runs over six innings in a 4-3 loss.
Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, and Hanley Ramirez all hit home runs off of deGrom in his most recent start against the Dodgers. However, Ramirez is still on the DL and thus out of the lineup, and Puig is getting the night off.
Erisbel Arruebarrena is back at shortstop for the Dodgers with Miguel Rojas sliding over to third base. After questioning what his role with the team is, Andre Ethier gets the start in center field. Tonight’s Dodger lineup is a combined 2-for-11 with three home runs and three RBIs against deGrom.
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