New York Mets face do or die Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers

The last time the New York Mets faced an elimination game they lost a heart breaker in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS to the Cardinals. Nine years later, the Amazin's are hoping to be on the other end of a winner take all contest.

 All hands on deck.

That is will be the Mets mantra as they face a win or go home scenario against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night. Luckily for the Amazin’s they’ll send Jacob deGrom to the hill with the season on the line. The Dodgers will counter with 19-game winner Zack Greinke.

Greinke earned the win in Game 2 despite giving up solo home runs to Michael Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes, while deGrom pitched seven scoreless innings in Game 1 to earn a victory.

Clearly something has to give.

If you’re a fan of pitching duels, this matchup should be a doozy.

DeGrom showed in the series opener that he won’t shy away from the pressure of performing in  a hostile environment during the postseason, while Greinke has been nearly unhittable at Dodger Stadium posting a 10-1 record with a 1.46 ERA at home.

The Mets haven’t ruled out using Noah Syndergaard or potentially Matt Harvey out of the bullpen if the contest is tied or within one-run in the late innings.

Buckle up your seatbelts and get the Pepto-Bismol ready because Game 5 promises to feature some serious October drama.  


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