Published on October 9th, 2015 | by Josh Chapdelaine0
Mets face familiar foes in Dodgers’ Rollins, Turner and Utley
The National League division series will feature remnant foes from the Mets’ less formidable years, including former Philadelphia Phillies infielders Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley and former Mets infielder Justin Turner.
Both Rollins (247) and Utley (179) have played in more than one full season’s worth of games against the Mets. Rollins has hit 33 home runs with a .794 on-base plus slugging while Utley has hit 35 home runs with an .897 on-base plus slugging. Though both Rollins (78 OPS+) and Utley (73 OPS+) rated as below-average offensive players in 2015, they hit a combined 14-for-47 (.300) with five home runs against the Mets – and both have hit home runs against Game 3 starter Matt Harvey this season.
Turner, who was non-tendered by the Mets in 2013, was 7-for-23 with four doubles and one home run against the Mets this season.
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