David Wright delivered a cluth two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning on Friday, propelling the Mets to a 3-1 victory over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS in Los Angeles.
The Mets struggled to get anything going offensively against Clayton Kershaw, but were able to force the left-hander from the game in ht seventh after loading the bases on three walks. That's where Wright stepped to the plate against Pedro Baez and lined a single to center field, plating a pair of runs that proved to be the difference in the ballgame. He finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk.
Daniel Murphy blasted a solo homer off Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning of Friday's Game 1 victory over the Dodgers.
Murphy's blast opened the scoring in a contest where both starting pitchers were locked in and racking up strikeouts. It was certainly a memorable way for the 30-year-old infielder to begin his postseason career.
Jeurys Familia retired all four hitters that he faced on Friday, recording the final four outs to preserve a two-run lead and a critical Mets victory in Game 1 of the NLDS in Los Angeles.
The 26-year-old right-hander finished a league-leading 65 games for the Mets during the regular season and saved 43 ballgames. He carried that dominance over into the postseason, carving up the opposition to dispel a threat in the eighth inning and completely shut them down in the ninth.
Jacob deGrom was magnificent in his postseason debut on Friday, tying Tom Seaver's franchise record with 13 strikeouts over seven scoreless frames as the Mets captured Game 1 of the NLDS.
DeGrom scattered just five hits and one intentional walk in his brilliant performance. It was the highest individual strikeout total in postseason history at Dodger Stadium, and also represented the first time in big league history that opposing starters had each fanned 11 or more hitters in a game. The next time that the 27-year-old hurler takes the hill will be in a decisive Game 5 of this series, or to begin the NLCS should the Mets successfully dispatch of the Dodgers.
Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-4 and drove home the Dodgers lone run as they fell to the Mets in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday evening.
After being shut down by Jacob deGrom for the first seven innings, the Dodgers were able to mount a rally against Tyler Clippard in the eighth. Howie Kendrick shut a double up the gap in left-center and Gonzalez followed with a sharp single to cash him in. It won't get any easier for the Mets on Saturday as they're set to do battle against Noah Syndergaard.