NY Mets vs LA Dodgers Preview and Free Pick – Game 5

NY Mets (2-2) at LA Dodgers (2-2)
When: Thursday, October 15th, 2015
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 8:05 ET
TV: TBS Radio: XM 183, 89, 80

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The Chicago Cubs are waiting at home already in the NLCS waiting to see whether they will travel to the East Coast or West Coast. The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers will conclude their exciting NLDS tonight in Los Angeles. Clayton Kershaw kept L.A. alive with a brilliant effort at Citi Field the other night as the Dodgers evened the series at 2-2. Los Angeles mustered only 3 runs off of the Mets pitching with the big blow coming from Justin Turner in the 3rd inning – a 2-run double. Turner, who is 7-for-15 with four doubles in the series, left Game 4 with swelling in his knee and is day-to-day. The Mets only got three hits and struck out 11 times including twice to Kenley Jansen who picked up a 4-out save.


Now the Mets must get through the Dodgers other ace Zack Greinke. The Mets scored just two runs off Greinke in Game 2 which came as solo homeruns from Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto. Greinke struck out 8 while walking nobody and has allowed 2 or fewer earned runs in his last 5 starts. Greinke is 3-2 with a 3.48 ERA in eight career postseason starts. He will be opposed by Game 1 starter Jacob deGrom who struck out 13 Dodgers that night and will be pitching on normal rest. deGrom went seven innings and allowed just 5 hits. He’s allowed a total of one run and 10 hits in 17 innings over his last three starts. Third baseman David Wright is 1-for-12 with five strikeouts in the series.

This game has all the markings of going under the total of 6, but you probably came here to find out who I think will win the game. deGrom was too much for L.A. in Game 1 and I can see him being a problem for them again. I think the Mets get to Greinke just enough to take this game and advance to the NLCS.

Pick: Mets +137