Buster Olney offers his first-hand look at what it was like to watch Jacob deGrom pitch Friday and has notes from the other Division Series games.
New York Teams
The Mets put themselves in pretty good position by winning Game 1 of their division series against the Dodgers.
Saturday's MLB postseason schedule
- Game 2: Cubs at Cardinals, 5:37 p.m. ET (Cardinals lead NLDS series 1-0)
- Game 2: Mets at Dodgers, 9:07 p.m. ET (Mets lead NLDS series 1-0)
The Jets are off this weekend, enjoying their bye, but the mailbag never rests.
Jacob deGrom's coming-out party this season bumped up another notch as he dominated the Dodgers in his postseason debut.
On a wildly positive Friday night for the New York Mets, left fielder Michael Cuddyer did have a rough Game 1 of the division series.
David Wright was stuck in Los Angeles this summer rehabbing the spinal stenosis in his lower back. His return on Friday was something to celebrate.
Carmelo Anthony says good health was the key to his scoring 21 points in 25 minutes on Friday in the Knicks' preseason victory over the Wizards.
With four MLB playoff games packed into one Friday, there were plenty of standout performances. When the dust settled, two NL pitchers stood out.
Jacob deGrom's performance in Game 1 of the division series against the Dodgers all but disqualified him from coming back on short rest in Game 4.
Mets starter Jacob deGrom beat Clayton Kershaw at his own game Friday night. We look at the keys to his success.
Jacob deGrom outdueled Clayton Kershaw as the Mets won their first postseason game in nine years to take a 1-0 lead in the NLDS.
Although Tyler Clippard continued a downward trend by allowing a run in the eighth inning Friday, manager Terry Collins will keep him Mets set-up man.
Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer
Don Mattingly said the Dodgers decided before the seventh inning, based on Clayton Kershaw's pitch count, that they wouldn't let him get beyond Curtis Granderson. He said David Wright "pumps on lefties pretty good."
Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer
David Wright discusses his two-run single that staked the Mets to a 3-0 lead in Game 1 of the division series.
Jacob deGrom struck out 13 over seven scoreless innings in his postseason debut and Daniel Murphy homered off Clayton Kershaw to help the Mets defeat the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS.
Final: Mets 3, Dodgers 1
Jacob deGrom was fabulous, going 7 innings, striking out 13 and allowing 5 hits, a walk and no runs, as he out dueled Clayton Kershaw and gave the Mets the NLDS Game 1 win over the Dodgers. Box score
Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer
Setup man Tyler Clippard’s struggles to close the regular season continued into the playoffs. Clippard surrendered an RBI single to Adrian Gonzalez in the eighth as the Dodgers got on the scoreboard. Clippard had a 7.11 ERA in his final 12 regular-season appearances, which prompted manager Terry Collins to at least consider having Addison Reed become the primary setup man in the NLDS. The manager opted to stick with Clippard in Game 1, but that might not be the case the next time.