LA Dodgers (25-23) at NY Mets (27-19)
When: Friday, May 27th 2016
Where: Citi Field, New York, NY
Time: 7:10 ET | TV: MLB Network
The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers get together again and begin a three-game series at Citi Field with a 19-year old making his major league debut. Julio Urias will become the youngest pitcher to start a contest in the majors in 11 years when he takes the mound for the Dodgers. L.A. will be looking to add to their four-game winning streak and try to keep pace with the San Francisco Giants in the N.L. West. The Dodgers swept the Reds at home over the weekend allowing just three runs in the process. They will now begin a tough seven-game road trip that includes four in Wrigley Field next week. After dropping two games on May 18-19 to N.L. East leading Washington by a combined 16-2, the Mets have regrouped and won five of their last six including two of three from Washington this week. The Mets will begin the weekend just one game back of the Nationals. David Wright homered for the second straight contest on Wednesday and is riding a five-game hitting streak into the series with the Dodgers, against whom he went 0-for-10 two weeks ago.
Pitchers: Dodgers – Julio Urias (Major League Debut) | Mets – Jacob deGrom (3-1, 3.07)
Urias is riding a 27-inning scoreless streak into Friday’s contest and will become the first teenager to start in the majors since Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in 2005. He has struck out 44 in 41 innings en route to posting a 4-1 mark and a 1.10 ERA with Triple-A Oklahoma City this season. Urias is being pushed into action in place of fellow southpaw Alex Wood, who was scratched from Friday’s start because of soreness in his triceps.
Jacob deGrom goes for the Mets and he has not looked sharp, posting an 0-1 record with a 4.63 ERA in his last four starts to see his season ERA catapult from 1.02 to 3.07. He was hit hard in his last start against Milwaukee surrendering four runs and three walks. deGrom pitched well against Los Angeles on May 10th, allowing two runs with no walks in seven innings of a no-decision.
deGrom has been really good against the Dodgers since last season and I see him getting back on track tonight. Urias may be good, but I can’t lay money on a guy making his debut against a good team.
Pick: Mets -120