The Los Angeles Dodgers play the second game of a three-game series on the road Saturday in the Big Apple against the New York Mets. The Dodgers are 69-46 following a 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Los Angeles left the bases loaded in the ninth inning in their one-run loss. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Los Angeles and the Dodgers are second in the National League West five games behind first-place San Francisco.
Justin Turner is batting .289 to lead Los Angeles and the third baseman has a team-high 110 hits. First baseman Max Muncy is leading Los Angeles in home runs with 23, RBIs with 66 and on-base percentage at .401. On Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers will send Walker Buehler to the mound. The right-hander is 12-2 with an ERA of 2.13, 152 Ks and 38 BBs.
New York improved to 59-55 following a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday. New York swept a doubleheader against the Nationals after winning the opener earlier on Thursday 4-1 and completed a three-game sweep of Washington at home. The Mets are second in the National League East, a half-game behind the first place Philadelphia Phillies.
Infielder Dominic Smith is batting .255 to lead New York, while first baseman Pete Alonso is the leader in home runs with 25, RBIs with 65, hits with 95 and on-base percentage at .337. New York continues to struggle to hit home runs as the Mets have just 122 home runs in 114 games. On Saturday, New York will send Taijuan Walker to the mound. The right-hander is 7-7 with an ERA of 3.89, 102 Ks and 41 BBs.