The Dodgers open up a three-game series Friday night against the Mets at Citi Field, the start of a seven-game road trip for the Dodgers. Andre Ethier has a 29-game hitting streak, two away from the Dodgers franchise record, set by Willie Davis in 1969. Ethier missed his first game of the season on Wednesday with inflammation in his left elbow.
The Dodgers placed Jonathan Broxton on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his right elbow, retroactive to May 4. In his place, the Dodgers have recalled Kenley Jansen, who was just optioned to the minors on Sunday, the victim of a numbers game when Hong-Chih Kuo was activated from the disabled list. Broxton is the 10th Dodgers player to spend time on the disabled list this season.
Hiroki Kuroda gets the start tonight for the Dodgers, making his seventh start of the season. The right-hander is 3-2 with a 3.10 ERA so far this season. Left-hander Jon Niese gets the call for the Mets. The Dodgers have lost each of their last three series, losing six of their last nine games. The Dodgers were swept in their three-game series at Citi Field last April.
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