Dodgers @ Mets July 26, 2015: All That Hair

Forget last night’s disaster ever happened. Just forget it. It’s gone. Not a thing.

Dodgers
Mets
10:10 a.m. PT
New York, N.Y.
CF
Pederson
RF
Granderson
2B
Kendrick
SS
Tejada
1B
Gonzalez
3B
Murphy
3B
Turner
2B
Johnson
C
Grandal
1B
Duda
RF
Puig
LF
Conforto
LF
Ethier
CF
Nieuwenhuis
SS
Rollins
C
Plawecki
P
Greinke (R)
P
deGrom (R)

Here’s what’s real now: A truly stellar pitching matchup. You know all about Zack Greinke, his 43.2 inning scoreless streak, and his ridiculous 1.30 ERA. (I wrote about how Yasmani Grandal has been a big part of that success over at MLB.com.) But don’t sleep on Jacob deGrom, who has developed into one of baseball’s true aces over the last year. In the last 365 days, deGrom’s ERA is lower than that of Corey Kluber, Chris Sale or Max Scherzer. His FIP is below Greinke, Jon Lester, and David Price. He’s really, really good, is the point.

But the real question is, which hair do you go with?

You knew that when Josh Ravin and Chin-hui Tsao were optioned out minutes after last night’s game ended, there would be moves, and there are, but perhaps less than you’d expect. Yimi Garcia, who hasn’t been seen since July 6, has been recalled. (Don’t worry about his minor league ERA; he got hit hard in his first appearance, and was scoreless in the remaining three.) Greinke has been activated from the paternity list. That’s it. Yes, that means Zach Lee sticks around, but it doesn’t seem likely he’ll get another start. It’s just an acknowledgement that even though we all know the Dodgers are getting another starter or two in the next five days, it hasn’t actually happened yet, so no use in removing Lee from the equation for 10 days before you’re absolutely certain you won’t need him to start next Sunday. (Not that this is likely with two days off next week, but still.)

Anyway, I’ll be at the game today, and I’m pretty disappointed that Juan Uribe isn’t starting for the Mets. Come on, man.

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