The Dodgers start a three-game series at Citi Field against the Mets on Tuesday night. Here's a look at the pitching matchups for the midweek series, including a pair of pitchers the Dodgers have never seen.
Tuesday, 4:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Josh Beckett has been pretty fantastic of late for the Dodgers, allowing eight total runs in his last six starts. Half of those runs came in one start, on May 2 in Miami on six days rest, the same amount of rest for Beckett this time out. Rafael Montero is making his second big league start for the Mets, six days after the 23-year-old pitched the minimum standard for a quality start - three (earned) runs in six innings - against the Yankees.
Wednesday, 4:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, ESPN)
Hyun-Jin Ryu returns to the Dodgers for his first start in 24 days, with an active streak of 28 consecutive scoreless innings on the road, including 26 innings this year. The left-hander has allowed one run in his last 40 innings on the road, and allowed two runs in 14 innings in two starts against the Mets in 2013. Jacob deGrom made his major league debut one day after Montero, and the soon-to-be 26-year-old right-hander struck out six Yankees while allowing one run in seven innings. But he suffered the loss, the first starter in his major league debut to do so while giving up one run in at least seven innings since Jimmy Haynes for Baltimore on Sept. 13, 1995.
Montero and deGrom were the first teammates to make their major league debuts in consecutive starts on the mound since Roger Craig and Don Bessent did so for the Dodgers in a doubleheader on July 17, 1955, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Thursday, 4:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Zack Greinke has not allowed a run in the third inning this season, with 13 strikeouts, one walk and eight hits allowed in nine innings. In fact, dating back to 2013 Greinke has allowed two third-inning runs in 37 starts as a Dodger. New York will counter with southpaw Jon Niese, who had a streak of six straight quality starts snapped in his last start against Washington, giving up five runs on eight hits in four innings on Friday.