The New York Mets (1-0) got a huge pitching performance from Jacob deGrom (W, 1-0) to steal the opener of the National League Division Series from the Los Angeles Dodgers (0-1) 3-1. deGrom tossed seven shutout innings and struck out 13 batters on the night, tying Tom Seaver's franchise record for most strikeouts in a playoff game.
The New York Mets (90-72) will open the National League Division Series tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70) at Dodger Stadium. Winning the opener is paramount, as 34 of the last 40 Division Series matchups have gone to the team that won Game 1.
The New York Mets announced their playoff roster this afternoon. Steven Matz is officially on the roster after suffering no set backs this morning and is slated to start Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
The New York Mets will kick off their postseason tonight in Game 1 of the National League Division Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Before the series begins, the Mets 101 staff broke down five key questions that will define how this matchup shakes out.
New York Mets' left hander Steven Matz tossed 80 pitches in a simulated game this afternoon. If Matz doesn't wake up with soreness tomorrow, he should be cleared to join the NLDS roster.
The New York Mets will have a difficult task to start the postseason, staring down the prospect of facing Los Angeles Dodgers' aces Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw on back to back days. The good news for the Mets is that both elite starters have looked a lot more human in October.
The New York Mets are likely going to use left handed hitters Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy, and Lucas Duda in their playoff lineup despite an abundance of left handed pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Granderson and Murphy particularly struggled against lefties during the season, but the Mets can't afford to be without two of their top hitters in playoff action.
The New York Mets will have an interesting choice to make at shortstop for the playoffs. Ruben Tejada has been a slick fielder who had his best hitting season in three years, while Wilmer Flores offers more pop and clutch hitting.
Mets 101 takes a look at the Mets 2015 MVP, Yoenis Cespedes.
New York Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson offered some hints about how he will construct the team's National League Division Series roster. The Mets are planning on carrying 14 position players and 11 pitchers.