New York Mets (60-68) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (72-57)
Game 1. Friday, 7:10PM. Sports Net LA.
Haren worked just three innings in his last start against the Brewers, throwing 74 pitches in a rocky outing. The right-hander didn't get much help from his defense -- half of his six runs were unearned. He said after the game that he ran out of gas.vs.
Niese has tossed back-to-back quality starts for the first time since late June after throwing six-plus innings of three-run ball vs. the Cubs. When he faced the Dodgers in May, LA scored three in seven innings in the Mets' only win of the series.
Game 2. Saturday, 6:10PM. Sports Net LA.
After pitching through some minor arm issues, Greinke's velocity was up to 95 mph in his most recent start, but he also ran up his pitch count to 99 in five scoreless innings with five walks.vs.
The Mets are satisfied that Jacob deGrom's recent bout of right rotator cuff tendinitis is behind him. deGrom will return from the disabled list on the day he is eligible, seeking to re-establish his NL Rookie of the Year candidacy.