What follows will be the 25-man playoff roster I believe makes the most sense for the Mets… Jansen also believes home-field advantage gives the Dodgers an upper hand.
Not between the players, but the public transit agencies of Los Angeles and New York.
The 66-year-old Collins, who is going to the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons as a major league manager, arrived at his postgame press conference with a plastic cup of beer, which he hoisted in a toast to reporters. After two rollicking months filled with spectacular baseball, they have a reason to be anxious again. “If I had made a better route, probably could have just caught it on the run”. New York would like to start unbeaten rookie Steven Matz – provided his balky back is healthy enough – and 42-year-old Bartolo Colon (14-13) remains a possibility.
“We’ve had a lot of fun this year”, said Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom, who will start Game One. “I think most of the guys’ mindsets are on that”.
Schiff, a Dodgers fan, is wagering gourmet popcorn from Pauline’s Premier candies in Burbank, Calif. Israel, a Mets fan, is offering up fresh New York bagels. Peralta served up a home run and Liberatore got his one batter.
The ball ricocheted into right field, and official scorer Jordan Sprechman ruled it a hit nearly immediately.
It snapped New York’s scoreless stretch of 18 innings and marked the team’s second run in a span of 43 innings.
“Yeah, we had a tough week, but you know what?” As first-round encounters go, that’s a pretty compelling one, and, needless to say, bicoastal hostilities are beginning to take shape. “I think right now we’re comfortable with what we have”.
Jeurys Familia retired Jayson Werth on a fly to centre for his 43rd save, equaling the franchise record set by Armando Benitez in 2001.
The Nationals, the overwhelming preseason favorite to win the NL East, finished 83-79.
“Matt fit Game 3 perfectly”, Collins said, calling it a pivotal game in the series.
Gordon went 3 for 4 in Philadelphia and finished with a. 333 average to Harper’s.330. He has not appeared in a game since September 24. “We’ve got to get him on the hill or he’s not as sharp, and we saw a little bit of that tonight”.
Matz will long toss Monday and then throw a bullpen session. But Collins said deGrom could pitch on short rest in Game 4 if the Mets are facing a 2-1 deficit in the best-of-five NLDS. Nationals INF Wilmer Difo suffered a fractured left hand diving into first base while beating out an infield single Saturday night.