Ross Stripling gives up run to New York Mets

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Against the Dodgers, he's 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA, but has not faced them this season.

In Cincinnati, Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer and Lance Lynn got past Joey Votto's first-inning home run to win his fourth straight start.

"Did not know that", said Turner.

OUR PREDICTION: The Dodgers are 44-10 in their last 53 games overall, are 21-7 in their last 28 games on the road, and have won 38 of their last 52 games against National League East opponents.

In Pittsburgh, rookie Dinelson Lamet allowed just one hit in 5⅔ innings. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, they're the first team since the 1912 New York Giants to win 43 of 50 games in a single season. After Michael Conforto, Wilmer Flores and Curtis Granderson socked solo shots off Hill in the bottom of the first, the Dodgers eventually caught up to Mets starter Seth Lugo.

"When you face very good pitching like the Mets have, we're more focused and guys get the ball in the air", explained Dodgers manager Dave Roberts of the amount of home runs against the Mets this season.

The Dodgers are running away with the Division and are on a record 43-7 tear. This year's Dodgers are looking to end a World Series drought that dates to the franchise's last championship in 1988. Everyone knows what the goal is, everyone knows what we're trying to do here. They gave up three home runs in the first inning, and were held without a hit until the fifth.

"Just a couple of bad sliders", Lugo said. "Obviously, they've got a really good bullpen too". Not to be outdone, the three-game losing streak that took place back in early June was followed by a six-game winning streak that turned into 16 victories over the course of just 17 games. Well, let's go ahead and take a look at some key factors to implement in our analysis moving forward.

"I think it's just a matter of time before we start hitting 'em", Bellinger said.

It wasn't until Rene Rivera's homer against Ross Stripling in the ninth that the Mets scored again. They have lost six of seven, matching a season low at 10 games under.500. Despite being the best regular-season team entering the trade deadline, the Dodgers traded for the best starting pitcher on the market in Yu Darvish, and he debuted Friday night with a three-hit, zero-run, 10-strikeout performance. "I mean, he did all the things you want him to do". Collins was able to give reliever Hansel Robles a second consecutive day off after an MRI came back clean.

"Yeah", Collins said, "it's frustrating". With Hyun-Jin Ryu set to face Steven Matz in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 9 runs. Ryu is 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA in four career starts against the Mets.

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