NLDS Game 4 Preview: Matz vs. Kershaw

The Mets take on the Dodgers at 8:07 at Citi Field, in game 4 of the NLDS. Southpaws Steven Matz (2.27 ERA, 3.61 FIP, 1.23 WHIP in 35 2/3 IP over 6 starts) and Clayton Kershaw (2.13 ERA, 1.99 FIP, 0.88 WHIP in 232 2/3 IP over 33 starts) square off. The Mets currently hold a 2-1 series lead in this best-of-five series.

Lineups:
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Mets:

  1. Curtis Granderson, RF (L)
  2. David Wright, 3B (R)
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2B (L)
  4. Yoenis Cespedes, CF (R)
  5. Travis d’Arnaud, C (R)
  6. Lucas Duda, 1B (L)
  7. Wilmer Flores, SS (R)
  8. Juan Lagares, CF (R)
  9. Steven Matz, P (R)

Dodgers:

  1. Kike Hernandez, CF (R)
  2. Howie Kendrick, 2B (R)
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  4. Justin Turner, 3B (R)
  5. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  6. Yasiel Puig, RF (R)
  7. A.J. Ellis, C (R)
  8. Justin Ruggiano, LF (R)
  9. Clayton Kershaw, P (L)

Steven Matz faced the Dodgers once, in his 2nd major league start. He shut the Dodgers out through 6, allowing only 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8. The Mets, including game 1 of the NLDS, have now faced Kershaw 3 times this season. They have scored 4 runs against him in 22 2/3 innings, with 12 hits, 6 walks, and 29 strikeouts. However, the Mets have now won in 2 of their 3 games against Kershaw this season.

As always, LET’S GO METS!

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