Dodgers head to New York for a playoff test against the Mets
Game Two: Hyun-Jin Ryu (2.45 ERA, 3.18 FIP) vs. Jacob deGrom (2.70 ERA, 2.84 FIP)
At one point this season, Hyun-Jin Ryu was leading Jacob deGrom by a wide margin in earned run average but it is not much closer after Ryu’s latest skid. Hyun-Jin will be coming off of extended rest and look to pitch like he did in the first half. Ryu has posted an ERA of 3.93 in the second half after an ERA of 1.73 in the first half. His ERA is over six for August and September.
Jacob deGrom, on the other hand, has come on strong in the second half pitching to an ERA of 1.85 in the second half of the season. Jacob is one of Ryu’s competitors who could win the NL Cy Young along with Max Scherzer. While this is only one regular-season game, it will have quite the intrigue as the Mets battle for a playoff spot with two Cy Young candidates pitching against each other.
Cody Bellinger hit a home run against deGrom earlier this season and could provide another big home run to get his MVP odds going once again.