The New York Mets have won three straight, including two in a row over the Los Angeles Dodgers after Saturday night's 4-2 victory. Led by starter R.A. Dickey, New York will look for just their second series sweep of the season when they face tough lefty Clayton Kershaw.
Los Angeles has now lost six of seven and have only scored two runs or less in five of Kershaw's seven starts this season. Though he hasn't had much trouble with the Mets recently, surrendering just 10 hits and no runs while striking out 10 over 14 innings of work. The latest of those efforts was a duel with Dickey in which the Mets knuckleballer was pretty good himself, but lost 1-0 in July of last season.
Dickey, however, has struggled of late. He is 0-3 in his last five starters, including a six inning, six run effort against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday that the Mets ended up losing 7-6 in extra innings.
The Mets offense continues to be led by Jose Reyes, who is 5-for-9 in the series and for the season is now hitting .329 for the season and is ranked fourth on the team in RBI despite batting leadoff.
A victory on Sunday would stretch the Mets winning streak at home over the Dodgers to six and bring New York to just two games under .500.
Los Angeles Dodgers
@ New York Mets
Sunday, May 8, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT
Clayton Kershaw vs R.A. Dickey
Sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.
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