Game 1 Highlights
The opening game of the NLDS between the Mets and Dodgers was expected to be a pitching duel and that's exactly what transpired as Clayton Kershaw fanned 11 batters and Jacob Degrom struck out 13. The difference between this amazing pitching was one fastball down in the zone to Daniel Murphy, which he clobbered a solo home run deep into the Dodgers bullpen in right field. Kershaw got charged with three runs but the other two runs should have been charged to Mattingly for taking out his stud pitcher with the bases loaded only to allow David Wright to get a two-out. two RBI single up the middle of the diamond.
Game 2 Preview
Game 1 was a huge success for the New York Mets as they went on to win 3-1.However, the page turns to tonight in a pivotal Game 2 for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they must win tonight or their season could be over early. The goal for the Mets going into this series was win one of the two on the road against two of MLB's best arms in Kershaw and Zack Greinke. They have already won one but being in a position tonight to win both with Noah Syndergaard on the mound for the Mets would be punching an early ticket to the National League Championship series.
Micheal Cuddyer misread two very catchable balls on Friday night’s game and should not only expect to see the bench tonight but possibly for the remainder of the series. Terry Collins nees to recognize that defense is the most important thing right now and having Micheal Conforto’s glove in left field would be more beneficial even if he were slotted in the lineup against a left-handed pitcher.
Expect another pitcher’s duel between Noah Syndergaard and Greinke tonight in a Game 2 showdown at Dodgers Stadium.
Greinke tosses 8 scoreless innings and comes up huge for the Dodgers as they will go on to win 2-0 thanks also to a two run home run by Adrian Gonzalez.