Game 99, 2015

Dodgers at Mets, 4:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA

Righty Zach Lee, Los Angeles’ first-round pick in the 2010 Draft out of McKinney High School in Texas, will start for the Dodgers in his major league debut. He’s 7-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts this season for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Matt Harvey (8-7, 3.19 ERA) will start for the Mets. He’s walked at least four batters in each of his past three starts, two of them losses.

Scott Van Slyke made a heckuva play in the ninth inning of last night’s game:

Lineup when available.

A-Gon sits, Crawford gets his first start since his return from an extended stay on the DL this season, and Puig gets the day off. Puig’s about seven years younger than Ethier, so you’d think Andre would get the day off instead, but no. Mattingly works in mysterious ways.

Whoops. Updated lineup:

A-Gon says his neck is well enough to allow him to play, I guess, so Turner shifts to third base and Callaspo sits.

51 thoughts on “Game 99, 2015

  1. Agon is the mystery. Ethier not so much, and in particular with Agon sitting,as another lefthanded bat in the line up against the righty Harvey. (Puig OPS .719 against righties, Dre .861). Turner, BTW, is smashing righties at 1.064 versus .627 against lefties.

  2. Puig is not going anywhere I see, I’m pleased with that
    (somehow I can’t copy and paste links at the moment)

    • So much for a couple bad outings lately.

      So, Philly now thinks he’s worth at least 2 additional prospects. Some team might agree.

  3. The most important pitch a pitcher can throw is strike one. Settle down, dude.

  4. Unfortunately, Zach seems to be the cure for the Mets’ anemic offense. Even if some not-so-good luck was involved, from what I gather.

    Maybe he’ll settle in.

  5. Think Lee needs to get this guy to stay in the game (is anyone up in the pen?)

  6. It’s a good thing I got my enrollment card for Medicare this week. I’m gonna need therapy by the end of the season if this keeps up.

  7. If there was a game to mostly miss, this was it. The Mets scored a week worth of runs. They needed to get it out the there system before facing Zach (Greinke).

    • Amazing how many times a team that gets blown out comes back to win its next game, at least ones I follow. Seems to hold true in all sports, not just baseball. [He says, hopefully.]

      • It should help to have Greinke going, though I’d have some concern about his rest after nurturing a new-born in between flying cross-country twice. But not much seems to faze him.

      • Another was Rollins’ third straight game with a HR, continuing his history of torching the Mets when with Philly. Think it’s to the point that Met fans boo him when he’s announced.