Dodgers Vs. Mets Game Preview: Tyler Glasnow Looks To Stop Losing Streak In 1st Game Of Doubleheader

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the midst of a five-game losing streak, and missed out on an opportunity to end it on Monday night against the New York Mets when the game was postponed due to inclement weather.

It was rescheduled as an early doubleheader on Tuesday, and at 1:10 p.m. PST, Tyler Glasnow is on the mound for the Dodgers in the first of two games against the Mets.

The Dodgers have not lost five consecutive games since April 8-13, 2019, and it’s the ice cold bats that have been at the forefront of this slump.

L.A. has scored one or fewer runs in three of their last five games and are averaging 2.2 runs per game in that stretch. They averaged 4.4 per game in the five prior and 4.9 per game for the season.

Pitching has not been excellent either, with totals of seven, six and nine runs in the losing streak. They hope Glasnow can steady the ship for the arms while providing a boost for the bats.

In the first game of a doubleheader specifically, it’s vital that the starter go deep into the game to preserve the bullpen for a potential need in the second game.

Luckily, Glasnow has not only been the Dodgers’ best pitcher this season, but arguably among the better pitchers in the Majors. Glasnow is averaging just over six innings per start — 67 innings over 11 starts — to the tune of a 3.09 ERA and a 0.910 WHIP.

He leads all pitchers with 87 strikeouts and leads the National League with 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings. He holds an even more impressive 2.47 FIP.

Glasnow has been efficient and effective all season long, and the Dodgers’ success correlates with his ability to go deep into games. L.A. is 6-1 this season when Glasnow completes at least six innings and 1-3 when he doesn’t.

On the mound for the Mets is Tyler Megill, who was originally scheduled to start on Monday. The right-hander is 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.33 WHIP across nine innings pitched with 11 strikeouts.

He owns a career 4.66 ERA in 272.1 innings with a 1.41 WHIP and 266 strikeouts.

The Dodgers should have a strong opportunity to break their losing streak and find a new rhythm, but it comes down to taking care of business against an inferior opponent, something they have struggled to do over the last week.

Dodgers Lineup

SS: Mookie Betts
DH: Shohei Ohtani
1B: Freddie Freeman
C: Will Smith
LF: Teoscar Hernandez
2B: Gavin Lux
3B: Chris Taylor
RF: Jason Heyward
CF: Andy Pages

Mets Lineup

SS: Francisco Lindor
1B: Pete Alonso
LF: Brandon Nimmo
DH: J.D. Martinez
RF: Starling Marte
CF: Tyrone Taylor
2B: Jeff McNeil
3B: Brett Baty
C: Tomas Nido

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