Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the NLDS Friday against the Mets.
Kershaw had another unbelievable year, winning 16 games with a 2.16 ERA and a league-leading 294 strikeouts. The three-time Cy Young winner hasn't had much success in the postseason (1-5, 5.12 ERA in 11 appearances) but he's been lights out against the Mets, holding them to one run and eight hits over 16 innings this year.
Wilmer Difo fractured the fourth metacarpal bone on his left hand Saturday against the Mets.
Obviously, he won't be competing in Sunday's season finale. Difo had a remarkable year in the minor leagues and should have a bright future ahead of him. Saturday was his first major league start.
Cody Allen pitched a perfect ninth inning to close out Saturday's 2-0 win over the Red Sox.
Allen entered in the ninth with the Indians holding a 2-0 lead. He made sure things stayed that way, recording three quick outs (one strikeout) to secure his 33rd save this season. He's 33-for-37 in save chances and holds a 3.03 ERA and 98/25 K/BB ratio over 68 1/3 innings.
Manager Terry Collins said Jacob deGrom will be the Mets' starter for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.
Matt Harvey was also the running but it looks like he'll get the start in Game 2 instead. deGrom owns the majors' fifth lowest WHIP (0.99) and the sixth lowest ERA (2.60). Last season's NL Rookie of the Year is 0-2 with a 3.66 ERA in three career starts against the Dodgers.
Xander Bogaerts went 0-for-4 in Saturday's loss to the Indians.
Bogaerts shouldn't feel too badly here--as a team, the Red Sox managed just three hits against Indians ace Corey Kluber. Heading into the final game of the season, the 23-year-old shortstop is hitting .320/.355/.420 with seven homers, 81 RBI and 10 steals. The average number is obviously nice, though the others are slightly less impressive. We'll see if he can further develop his power next season.