Game 131, 2014

Mets at Dodgers, 6:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA

Zack Greinke starts, two days later than he would ordinarily have done. He and the Dodgers hope the elbow irritation he has been fighting will have dissipated enough for him to return to his usual impeccable self. He’s 12-8 on the year with a 2.75 ERA. Also, and this might be significant, he’s thrown more innings (157 1/3) than any other Dodgers pitcher.

His opponent will be Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Jacob deGrom, a righthander who is 6-5 on the year with a 2.87 ERA in 100 1/3 innings. This is his first time out after coming off the 15-day DL for right shoulder tendinitis.

Hanley Ramirez is still scheduled to come off the DL tomorrow and start at shortstop. For the Mets, Bartolo Colon is back from the bereavement list and will start tomorrow against the Dodgers.

Lineup when available.

23 thoughts on “Game 131, 2014

    • The 9th tends to bring its own drama, even if we are leading by 3 runs. Kenley is about as good as they get. He has a WHIP of about 1.2 (0.3 higher than last year). And a K rate of 14.3 so his outs are dramatic as well.

    • I was at the Las Vegas 51’s game tonight — they’re the AAA Mets team — when I “saw” the 9th inning . . . I agree with your comment above — Kenley seems to thrive on drama.
      The “baby” Mets (LV) won, so I was happy . . . and happier the Dodgers took care of the “real” Mets.

  1. from espn preview

    “Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is baseball’s worst qualifying hitter since the All-Star break at .140, but he had an RBI double Friday.”