Posted by Craig Mitchell at 1:02 AM
Friday night in Los Angeles, Jacob deGrom struck out 13 Dodgers in 7 scoreless innings. The Mets beat the Dodgers in game 1 of the NLDS with a 3-1 win. It was deGrom vs Kershaw and the match up lived up to all the hype. Kershaw was electric striking out 11 in 6 2/3 innings but the Mets were able to break through. In the top of the 4th Daniel Murphy playing his first post season game ever and batting clean-up launched a 414 ft. solo homer into the bullpen in right to make it 1-0 Mets. In the 7th the Mets loaded the bases against Kershaw. Kershaw gave way to Pedro Baez who took David Wright to a 3-2 count with 2 out when the Captain singled up the middle scoring Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada for a 3-0 lead. deGrom tossed 121 pitches and retired the last 11 to face him going 7 allowing 5 hits, 1 walk and striking out the baker’s dozen notching his first career post season win. deGrom’s 13 k’s ties an all-time Mets post season record set by Tom Seaver in game 1 of the 1973 NLCS. Tyler Clippard pitched the first 2 outs of the 8th and allowed an RBI single to Adrian Gonzalez plating the Dodgers only run. Jeurys Familia finished the 8th and pitched the 9th for this 1st post season save as the Mets take a 1-0 lead in this best of 5. Saturday night it’s game 2 of the series. Noah Syndergaard (9-7 3.24) goes for the Mets, Zack Greinke (19-3 1.66) goes for Los Angeles.