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Game 4: Preview LA Dodgers At New York Mets

Cincinnati Reds v New York Mets

Rookie Steven Matz will take the start for the Mets in Game 4 of the NLDS. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

In the first postseason game hosted at Citi Field, the New York Mets overcame an early three run deficit to take Game 2 13-7 and take the series lead two games to one. Now, the only thing standing in the way of the Mets and the National League Championship Series is Game 4 against the Dodgers and their Ace, Clayton Kershaw.

The Matchup:

LHP Clayton Kershaw will make his second start of the NLDS on short rest after pitching in Game 1 on Friday night where he was charged with the loss. Pitching on short rest doesn’t always work out well for Kershaw in the postseason, in 2014 Kershaw pitched  twice in a two day span, going 0-2 with eleven runs allowed in twelve and two third innings combined. Something to Remember: Daniel Murphy crushed a homer off of Kershaw on Friday night and has a career .300 batting average against the lefty.

Rookie LHP Steven Matz will take the start in Game 4, as he makes it postseason debut in his 2015 rookie campaign where he has gone 4-0with a 2.27 ERA. This season, Matz has faced the Dodgers once when he pitched six scoreless innings, striking out eight and this time he has the home field advantage. Just AJ Ellis and Enrique Hernandez have been able to get hits off the young lefty in his last outing against the Dodgers.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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