Mets Can Clinch With Matz
Steven Matz makes the start on the mound tonight for the New York Mets with a chance to clinch their playoff series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Last night the Mets blew out the Dodgers 13-7 to take a 2-1 edge in the best of five game series. Opposing Matz will be one of the game's best pitchers, Clayton Kershaw who is coming back on three days rest. Kershaw lost the series opener to Jacob deGrom 3-1. Kershaw has had a difficult time in post-season opportunities going 1-6 with an ERA of 4.99 in 12 post-season games.
Matz has been outstanding when on the mound for New York. He is 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA and 34 strikeouts. Matz was a second round draft pick in 2009. He is from Stony Brook, NY. B-Mets fans know how well he can pitch. A hero of Binghamton's post-season success last fall Matz was 1-0 in two starts with the B-Mets this summer. He was almost unhittable with an ERA of 0.00 in 11 innings pitched.
If the Mets are unable to clinch tonight they head back to Los Angeles for Game 5 on Thursday night. Jacob deGrom would start for New York against Zack Greinke.