Top 4th Solo Shot. Mets 1 – 0.
Top 7th Walk. Walk. Walk. Buh-By Kershaw. 2 RBI Single. Mets 3 – 0.
Bottom 8th Clippard ruins deGrom’s Shutout. Double. RBI Single. Mets 3 – 1 Final.
Mets lead Series 1 – 0.
Analysis and Setup
Heh. Looking pretty Amazing last night.
Oh sure, Kershaw had more Ks than deGrom (who had plenty, most in a Playoff debut since Tom Seaver), but who climbs out of the Ravine with the W hmm…
Zack Greinke (R, 19 – 3, 1.66 ERA) will start for the Dodgers, the Mets will be putting Noah Syndergaard (R, 9 – 7, 3.24 ERA) on the mound. Greinke’s 1.66 leads the League and Syndergaard’s? Well, it doesn’t.
So they could lose I suppose, but I haven’t taken my lucky Mets Cap off or changed my socks and I’m starting to grow a beard.
However the Mets have already accomplished the goals that I said the Cubs must tonight-
They hung tough until the 8th Inning and it’s only the first game, on the road, and all we need is a split at Busch Stadium and we’re golden. Go Cubbies!
Substitute Dodgers for Busch and Mets for Cubbies and it’s exactly the same thing. Tonight’s game is bonus, it can only add to the humiliation.
The Cubs game is still in doubt as I write this but it seems they followed my advice.
Game time 9 on TBS.