NLCS Game 3 between Mets and Cubs makes for some interesting headlines and drama. Tuesdy night's will mark first Cubs playoff home game in a championship series since they lost 4 -3 to the Marlins in 2003. In that infamous Game 6 fan Steve Bartman interfered outfielder interfered with Moises Alou down the left field line and opened the floodgates for a eight run inning when the Cubbies were nearly four outs away from a World Series berth. Despite the Cubs dropping the first two games of the 2015 NLCS, they are still pretty hopeful that they can come away this series as they get set to start their three game home stand tomorrow night.
Manager Joe Maddon announced that starter Jon Lester would not get the ball in Game 4 but in Game 5 as originally scheduled. This would mean that the Cubs are positioning themselves where they may not get to send out Lester or Arrieta to the hill again unless they take some home games with their weaker pitchers.
Daniel Murphy is breaking a new record every night and the most notable one may be having the same amount of postseason home runs as Mike Piazza with five in Mets history. His postseason performance would make it hard for the Mets to let him walk in free agency as he is in the process of having one of the greatest postseason performances in recent memory.
Jacob degrom (2-0, 1.38 ERA) vs Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 5.79 ERA)
This is a pretty lopsided pitching matchup and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out which team has the upper hand. Degrom will be trying to snag his third postseason win. He had struggled against the Cubs during the regular season as he lost both regular season starts. Hendricks couldn’t even last five innings in his NLDS start against the Cardinals and they will most certainly need length from him as the Cubs do not want to burn out the bullpen at the beginning of this pivotal three game home stand.
Mets win big time and blow out the Cubs to take a three game lead. Despite degrom struggling against the Cubs lineup, the Mets bats come alive and get home runs from five guys in the starting lineup. Mets win 12-6