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Rich Hill starts series finale against Mets

Hill makes second start since return from disabled list

Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs - Game Two Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Dodgers will go for a series sweep in today’s finale against the New York Mets. Chris Taylor, who got the go-ahead pinch-hit two-run double yesterday, is still not quite ready to return to the lineup.

Rich Hill makes his second start since returning from the disabled list. He pitched six scoreless innings at Wrigley Field last Tuesday. Jason Vargas had been scheduled to start for the Mets but he was placed on the 10-day disabled list this morning.

The Mets will have a bullpen game, something Dodger fans know all about, today as left-handed pitcher Jerry Blevins, who has pitched in 532 games, will be making his first career start. Blevins last pitched two innings on September 25, 2014 and he has not pitched more than two innings since July 30, 2012.

The Mets bullpen is ranked 13th in the NL with a 4.69 ERA and they have given up collectively 41 home runs, which is the top mark for all MLB teams.

Starting lineups

Pos Dodgers Pos Mets
Pos Dodgers Pos Mets
SS Hernández CF Nimmo (L)
3B Muncy (L) 3B Frazier
LF Kemp 2B Cabrera (S)
1B Bellinger (L) 1B Flores
RF Puig RF Baustista
2B Forsythe LF Smith (L)
CF Pederson (L) C Plawecki
C Barnes SS Reyes (S)
P Hill (L) P Blevins (L)
Time: 10:10 a.m. TV: SportsNet LA