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Lineups for Dodgers-Cubs NLCS Game 1

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It’s official: Clayton Kershaw will start Game 2 of the NLCS, followed by Rich Hill in Game 3. Kershaw will be pitching on short rest after tossing seven pitches in Game 5 of the NLDS, while Hill will go on normal rest. Dave Roberts has yet to announce a starter for Game 4.

Below are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLCS, which is slated to start at 8 PM EDT.

DODGERS

1. Howie Kendrick (R) LF
2. Justin Turner (R) 3B
3. Corey Seager (L) SS
4. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
5. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
6. Carlos Ruiz (R) C
8. Joc Pederson (L) CF
9. Kenta Maeda (R) RHP
CUBS
1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Ben Zobrist (S) LF
5. Addison Russell (R) SS
6. Jason Heyward (L) RF
7. Javier Baez (R) 2B
8. David Ross (R) C
9. Jon Lester (L) LHP

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.