Dodgers @ Mets July 24, 2015: Yes, A Bullpen Game

Ian Thomas, meet Dodger fans. Dodger fans, meet Ian Thomas.

Dodgers
Mets
4:10 p.m. PT
New York, N.Y.
CF
Pederson
LF
Granderson
2B
Kendrick
SS
Tejada
3B
Turner
3B
Murphy
1B
Van Slyke
2B
Flores
RF
Puig
1B
Duda
LF
Hernandez
CF
Lagares
SS
Rollins
LF
Conforto
C
Barnes
C
Plawecki
P
Thomas (L)
P
Niese (L)

Thomas isn’t totally new, of course. After coming over from Atlanta in the Juan Uribe trade, he pitched three innings in Colorado on June 2 and two innings against Philadelphia on July 7. While he’s never started in the big leagues, he did make five starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City in June and July. Not that you should be looking at him as a true starter, anyway; this is another fun-time bullpen game.

But things are looking up. Zack Greinke‘s child has arrived, and he’ll pitch tomorrow or Sunday. Brett Anderson could pitch Sunday, too. If Greinke goes Sunday, then maybe Zach Lee goes tomorrow. Either way, Josh Ravin has been recalled to lend support with Greinke landing on the paternity leave list.

As for tonight: Thomas gets to face a Mets lineup that will have newly-promoted Michael Conforto, who answers anguished Mets fans’ calls for offensive support by making his major league debut. Oh, and Alex Guerrero was going to start, but was scratched with a stiff back. And oh again, the Mets are on the verge of acquiring old friend Juan Uribe (and Kelly Johnson, whatever), which is a move that makes so much sense that it should have happened weeks ago. But time is a flat circle, because if that trade hadn’t been made, well, the Dodgers wouldn’t have Ian Thomas. And then where would they be?

(Right in the same spot, probably. Nothing matters.)

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RBaez34-OFF-2727OFF
RBlanton28-OFF13-19OFF
LDayton3-OFF16-12OFF
RFields--OFF-910OFF
RJansen-18OFF21--OFF
RStripling10-OFF-2018OFF
LWood--OFF-32-OFF

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