Game 97: Clayton Kershaw wins an unfair matchup.

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw winces after allowing one of the three hits the Mets got off him Thursday. (Associated Press photo)

NEW YORK — The Mets didn’t stand a chance against Clayton Kershaw. Their cleanup hitter, John Mayberry, Jr., had a .565 OPS. Their number-five hitter, Eric Campbell, clocked in at a whopping .587. They played the game anyway and Kershaw threw six perfect innings before allowing a hit. The Dodgers won 3-0. The box score is here.

Zack Greinke isn’t starting tomorrow because his wife is giving birth; Ian Thomas is going instead.

Zack Greinke returns to Los Angeles for birth of child; Dodgers’ weekend rotation ‘up in the air.’

Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke has an active streak of 43 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)

NEW YORK — Zack Greinke‘s wife is about to give birth to the couple’s first child, and now the Dodgers don’t have a pitcher to start Friday’s game against the Mets as a result.

They already didn’t have a starter for Saturday and Sunday’s games here, either.

“I think we’ll be able to get someone in here to replace Zack,” manager Don Mattingly said Thursday. “It’s up in the air at this point.”
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Game 96: Mike Bolsinger stymies the Atlanta Braves.

Mike Bolsinger

Mike Bolsinger allowed one unearned run in seven innings Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves. (Associated Press photo)

ATLANTA — Mike Bolsinger fooled the Braves with a steady diet of curveballs for seven innings Wednesday, and the Braves didn’t like it. The box score is here.

Brett Anderson was feeling better Wednesday than he did Tuesday, feeling hopeful he could avoid the disabled list.

Zack Greinke‘s scoreless streak isn’t pure luck, writes colleague Mark Whicker. Greinke starts Friday in New York.

Here’s what Bolsinger said after the game: