Dodgers Vs. Mets Preview: Kevin Correia Aiming For Sweep

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Following Saturday night’s win over the New York Nets, the Los Angeles Dodgers turn to Kevin Correia Sunday afternoon as the team eyes a series sweep.

Correia is making his third start as a Dodger and comes in having won his other two outings. In his last start, Correia pitched five innings against the San Diego Padres and allowed four runs.

The last time Correia faced the Mets was in 2012 when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Mets scored six runs on him, and Correia suffered a loss.

Mets third baseman David Wright drove in three of the runs that day. Correia looks for better results against Wright this time around, who comes in hitting .785 against him over the course of their careers.

For the Mets, Bartolo Colon gets the start and can earn his 12th win of the season. He pitched well in his last outing having struck out eight batters and only walking one.

The Washington Nationals scored two runs on Colon, one unearned, and the Mets couldn’t help their pitcher out with enough run support as Colon took the loss.

Against the Dodgers, Colon holds a 1-4 record with a 6.61 ERA, but hasn’t faced the the team since 2006 when he was pitching for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Colon was placed on revocable waivers Saturday and will likely have his outing Sunday watched by a number of teams looking for another arm, which is a group of teams that may include the Dodgers.

Hanley Ramirez makes his return to the Dodger lineup Sunday afternoon. He spent the last 15 days on the disabled list after suffering a strained oblique. On the year, Ramirez is batting .277 with 12 home runs and 58 RBIs as he’s struggled to remain healthy.

Andre Ethier is making a second consecutive start, this time in left field as manager Don Mattingly is sitting Carl Crawford, who has struggled in his career against Colon.

Dodgers Lineup:

2B: Gordon

CF: Puig

1B: Gonzalez

RF: Kemp

SS: Ramirez

LF: Ethier

3B: Turner

C: Ellis

P: Correia

Mets Lineup:

RF: Granderson

2B: Murphy

3B: Wright

1B: Duda

C: d’Arnaud

CF: Lagares

SS: Tejada

LF: Young, Jr.

P: Colon
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