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Mets 101 Game Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

May 22nd, 2014 at 6:38 PM
By Steve Popoloski

After dropping the first two games of their series, the New York Mets (20-25) look to avoid being swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers (25-22) Thursday night at Citi Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM. Despite racking up 24 hits so far in the series, the Mets have had trouble matching the run production of the potent Dodger lineup.

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Mets Starting Lineup

  1. CF Juan Lagares
  2. 2B Daniel Murphy
  3. 3B David Wright
  4. RF Curtis Granderson
  5. LF Eric Campbell
  6. 1B Lucas Duda
  7. SS Wilmer Flores
  8. C Anthony Recker
  9. SP Jon Niese

Jon Niese (2-3, 2.54) gets the start for the Mets, looking for his first win since April 29. Perhaps the most consisent Met starter so far this year, Niese is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA in four career starts against Los Angeles.

He'll face a tough opponent in Dodger ace Zack Greinke (7-1, 2.03) who has been leading the staff all season. 2-0 in his past two starts, Greinke has allowed just two runs on twelve hits and five walks, with fourteen strikeouts over fifteen innings of work.

Pre-game Notes

  • Eric Campbell will get his first start in left field on Thursday, as the Mets look for ways to keep his hot bat in the lineup. Since being recalled from AAA Las Vegas, Campbell is batting .438 (7-for-16) with two doubles, a homer and five RBI.
  • Catcher Travis d'Arnaud has been cleared to resume baseball activities after missing a week with concussion symptoms. There is still no clear timetable for his return to the Mets lineup.
Tags: Baseball, Citi Field, Eric Campbell, Jon Niese, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Travis D'Arnaud, Zack Greinke

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