New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers – 7-24-15 – MLB
The LA Dodgers and New York Mets continue their weekend series from Major League Baseball on Friday July 24th. Baseball fantasy draft managers can follow the results of their rosters from New York at 7PM Eastern Time over MLB Network.
The LA Dodgers head to New York on Thursday with a record of 54-42 and sit in first place in the NL West division by just 2 ½ games on the second place San Francisco Giants. Following the All Star break the Dodgers are 3-3 on this ten game road trip that resumed on Thursday night. LA has gotten some power production from their hitting lineup as the team ranks fourth in homers at 118 season to date. The team ranks in the middle of the league in two key offensive areas. They are 15th in runs scored per game (4.16) and 13th in the league in batting average (.254). The team has gotten some good production from their starting pitching staff as the club is fourth in quality starts at 58. LA is 4th in Team ERA (3.28) and fourth best in WHIP (1.190).
The Mets open up this series at 49-46 and sit four games in the loss column behind the first place Washington Nationals in the NL East. The team returns home after a 2-4 road trip at St Louis and Washington. The Mets are second in the league in quality starts (61) and sit near the top of Major League Baseball in Team ERA (3.26) and WHIP (1.18). Issue all season has been with the offense. New York is last in team batting (.235) and 28th and third worst in runs per game (3.46).
LA Dodgers 1B: Adrian Gonzalez leads the LA everyday players with a .292 batting average with 21 homers and 60 RBIs. His power numbers had slumped but Gonzalez has woken up with eight homers for the month of July.
LA Dodgers 2B: Howie Kendrick has been constantly around .300 on the year. The veteran is batting .291 with seven homers and 40 RBIs. He is only 2 for 13 against the good Mets pitching staff this year.
LA Dodgers RF: Yasiel Puig has had an injury plague year. He is hitting just .264 with five homers and 19 RBIs. He has had a miserable July with a .206 batting average.
LA Dodgers CF: Joc Pederson has put up some good power numbers with 20 homers and 41 RBIs. His batting average is just .227 as he strikes out way too much.
LA Dodgers P: Zach Greinke is on his way to a Cy Young Award in 2015. The veteran right hander is 9-2 in 2015 with an ERA of 1.30 and WHIP of 0.82. He has allowed no runs in his past six starts.
New York Mets CF: Juan Lagares is hitting .256 for the light hitting Mets with three homers and 25 RBIs. He has hits in four straight games.
New York Mets RF: Veteran Curtis Granderson is batting .251 with 14 homers and 32 RBIs. He is hitting well right now sporting a .346 batting average over his past seven games.
New York Mets LF: Michael Cuddyer is batting .250 for the Mets as the 36 year old has eight homers and 30 RBIs on the year. He has had a good month of July with a .310 batting average.
New York Mets SS: Wilmer Flores has picked up his batting average as he has had a good month of July with a .296 hitting average. Flores has produced 10 homers and 40 RBIs on the year.
New York Mets 1B: Lucas Duda is struggling through a .236 batting average on the season. He has produced 12 homers with 38 RBIs. Duda is having an awful month of July with a .129 batting average.
New York Mets P: Jon Niese has turned around his season with eight straight good outings for the Mets. On the year the left hander is 5-8 with an ERA of 3.36 and WHIP of 1.34. He shut out the St Louis Cardinals for 7 2/3rd innings in his last start that resulted in a win.
MLB Fantasy Mock Draft Picks
P: Jon Niese (Mets)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers)
2B: Howie Kendrick (Dodgers)
CF: Juan Lagares (Mets)
RF: Curtis Granderson (Mets)
SS: Wilmer Flores (Mets)