Daniel Murphy hit a solo home run off Clayton Kershaw in the top half of the fourth inning and New York Mets hopped out to a mid 1-0 lead on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium.
Daniel Murphy hit a 94 mph fastball into the Mets warm up area in right field, and New York has a 1-0 lead on Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium.
Kershaw has eight strikeouts through four innings, however he surrendered a fastball over to Murphy who put the Mets on the scoreboard.
Kershaw is hoping to expel the playoff monkey from his back as the three-time Cy Young Award winner has battled in the postseason through the span of his profession. Kershaw has a record of 1-5 with a 5.12 ERA in the postseason.
A year ago’s Rookie of the Year Jacob DeGrom is restricting Kershaw in his first playoff start of his vocation. DeGrom has seven strikeouts in three scoreless innings of work.
Mets left-defender Michael Cuddyer has misplayed two balls in left field, both of which transformed into pairs for the Dodgers. Justin Turner and Corey Seager both hit two-baggers for the Boys in Blue, however were left stranded after DeGrom escaped from every jam with strikeouts.
This has without a doubt been a pitchers’ duel in this way, yet here’s a peculiarity: neither one of the pitchers has a 1-2-3 inning as such. Kershaw struck out three more players — he has 11 strikeouts — in the fifth yet permitted a sharp single to Curtis Granerson. In this way, each of the four Mets hits have originate from left-gave hitters.
The Dodgers sent up the highest point of the request. They went down rapidly. deGrom struck out two more players, and he now has 10 strikeouts. It’s the first run through a Met has had twofold digit strikeouts in the postseason had since game one of the 1988 NLCS at Dodger Stadium, when Dwight Gooden had 10.
The Mets are playing in their first postseason since 2006, following an in number second half of the season saw them surge past the Washington Nationals in the NL East.
The Dodgers have won the NL West for the third successive season, yet have yet to achieve the World Series, going out because of the St. Louis Cardinals each of the previous two seasons.