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.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

AP Photo
Leave a comment

WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.