NLDS, Game 3: Dodgers-Mets lineups


Here are the Dodgers and Mets lineups for Game 3 of the NLDS in New York:

2B Howie Kendrick
SS Jimmy Rollins
1B Adrian Gonzalez
3B Justin Turner
RF Andre Ethier
LF Carl Crawford
C Yasmani Grandal
CF Kike Hernandez
SP Brett Anderson

Chase Utley is eligible to play tonight after appealing his two-game suspension, but he’ll begin the game on the bench and (temporarily at least) avoid merciless booing in New York. Corey Seager is also on the bench, as manager Don Mattingly has opted for Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins as the Game 3 double-play duo versus right-hander Matt Harvey.

RF Curtis Granderson
3B David Wright
2B Daniel Murphy
LF Yoenis Cespedes
1B Lucas Duda
C Travis d'Arnaud
SS Wilmer Flores
CF Juan Lagares
SP Matt Harvey

Wilmer Flores gets the start at shortstop in the wake of Ruben Tejada‘s broken leg. And with a left-hander on the mound Juan Lagares is in center field, with Michael Comforto and Michael Cuddyer on the bench and Yoenis Cespedes in left field.

Astros’ Pettis diagnosed with multiple myeloma, leaves club

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Houston Astros third base coach Gary Pettis has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and will miss the rest of the 2020 season.

The team announcement came before Saturday night’s road game against the Texas Rangers.

Pettis, 62, is expected to make a full recovery from this cancer of plasma cells. He most recently coached third base in a game on Sept. 15 before being sidelined with hip discomfort.

“He is upbeat and in good spirits and knows that he has the full support of the entire Astros family, including players and staff,” the team said in a statement. “We know that he will face this challenge head on and look forward to his return.”

Pettis is in his sixth season with Houston has included two trips to the World Series. He has coached in the majors for 23 seasons beginning with the then-California Angels in 1995. Pettis coached with Texas from 2007-14, including two other Series trips.