Dodgers @ Mets Sept. 15, 2019: Buehler vs. Wheeler on Sunday Night Baseball

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It seems like every Game Thread I write lately is the rubber game of a 3-game series. That is the case between the Dodgers and Mets tonight.

 
Dodgers
   
Mets
 
4:05 p.m.
   
New York
RF
Pederson  
3B
McNeil
1B
Muncy  
1B
Alonso
3B
Taylor  
RF
Conforto
CF
Bellinger  
C
Ramos
SS
Seager  
2B
Cano
C
Smith  
LF
Davis
2B
Lux   CF Nimmo
LF
Hernandez  
SS
Rosario
P
Buehler (R)  
P
Wheeler (R)

Walker Buehler is going up against Zack Wheeler. The Dodgers handled Noah Syndergaard on Friday and Hyun-Jin Ryu went toe-to-toe with Jacob deGrom last night before the bullpen gave it up.

Still no Justin Turner, who’s still nursing a “mild” sprained ankle. But, he’s expected to be back in the starting lineup on Tuesday when the Dodgers return home to face Blake Snell and the Rays. Chris Taylor is getting the start at third base in Turner’s spot.

If this is the case, I’d be surprised if he makes it through five innings.

The Dodgers have off days on Monday and Thursday this coming week, so we’ll see the full playoff rotation in action this coming weekend.

Wanna know the crazy thing? The Dodgers have Ryan Braun to thank for this.

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Game is on ESPN tonight, so get ready for A-Rod to say something stupid and Matt Vasgersian to say something offensive.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.