It’s getaway day for the Dodgers as they finish their three game series in Gotham City. The Dodgers came from behind again to beat the Mets on Saturday afternoon using five dingers (dingers) and more effective pitching from Rich Hill and the bullpen. Today they’ll go for the sweep on Sunday night baseball on ESPN. They’ve already broken the 2013 team’s record for a 50 game stretch by posting a 43-7 record. The 2013 club was 42-8. So this is the most dominating Dodger team of our generation and possibly of all time. The Dodgers are without doubt the best team in MLB.
In the game today the Dodgers will send Hyun-jin Ryu to the mound against Steven Matz. The battle of left handers will feature two hurlers who have both missed significant time with injuries. Ryu has 3-6 record and a 3.83 ERA in 15 starts this season. He has a 1.3 WHIP and 83 strikeouts against 26 walks over 84.2 innings pitched.
In 4 career starts against the Mets Ryu is 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA and he is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA at Citi Field. Here is how the Mets have done against Ryu in the past.
Ryu vs. Mets
Matz has made just ten starts this season in an injury riddled year. He’s 2-4 with a 5.50 ERA over 52.1 innings pitched. His strikeout rate has dropped from 8.8 to 6.2 so that’s concerning for the Mets. Matz has pitched well against the Dodgers. He’s 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA in 3 career starts against the boys in blue.
Matz vs. Dodgers
The Dodger lineup has Austin Barnes playing behind the plate since Yasmani Grandal is resting after suffering back spasms in the eighth inning of Saturday’s win. Kike Hernandez is back in center with a left hander on the mound.
Tonight's Dodger lineup at Mets:
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Oh and this guy ran 3 blocks to get an autograph from Puig. Those autograph hounds will go to great lengths to get their signatures. Crazy.
Enjoy the game!