of los angeles dodgers and New York Mets Each reached the All-Star break just 13 short of the number of losses they suffered in the entirety of last season.
But underperformance is relative, dodgers would be in a better position than Mets Friday night as Los Angeles visit New York for the opener of the trifecta and the second half begins
Lefty Julio Urias (6 wins, 5 losses, ERA of 4.76) is scheduled to start. dodgers Against right-hander Justin Verlander in a former 20-game winner’s match (3-4, 3.60)
of dodgers They closed out the first half by defeating the visiting Los Angeles Angels, extending their winning streak to four.of Mets They lost their second straight game to the hosts San Diego Padres on Sunday.
51 to 38, dodgers Los Angeles, which won a franchise-record 111 games last season, is on pace to win less than 100 games in a 162-game schedule for the first time since 2017. Los Angeles went 92-71 before losing to the Houston Astros.7 World Series games
but dodgersThe NBA won five of their last six games before the hiatus to effectively tie for first place with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but they are still well-positioned to reach the playoffs for the 11th straight season.
“We (feel) in a really good position.” dodgers third baseman Max Muncy said Saturday. “Having said that, I think we played pretty average baseball in the first half, so we know this team can do more.”
of Mets Time is running out to prove the same
New York enters Friday at 42-48, seven games behind the San Francisco Giants in the third wild-card race.
of Mets After a 7-19 nightmare in June, they won six straight from the start of July and suffered a 14-and-a-half-game loss to the Atlanta Braves in the National League East standings.
But the 9-3 losing streak to the Padres underscores the problems facing New York this season.
of Mets He has four RBIs or less in 47 games, and is tied for 15th in the majors with an OPS of .726. Their starting pitcher posted an ERA of 4.57, the 10th highest in the majors.
“The expedition was fine in the world of mathematics,” said manager Buck Showalter. Mets, won 4-2 against the Diamondbacks and Padres. “But part of the calculation is we don’t want it to work against us. We have to win the ball game.
Urias won the game on July 6, his most recent start, with two runs in the sixth inning. dodgers Beat the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is 0-0 and has a 5.02 ERA in five career away games (three starts). Mets
Verlander didn’t factor in the decision last Friday when he allowed three runs (2 earned) in six innings. Mets7-5 win over Padres
He is 3-0 with a 2.91 ERA in three career regular season starts. dodgers. The three-time Cy Young Award winner went 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA in two starts in the 2017 World Series against the Astros against Los Angeles.
–Field level media