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The Mets and Dodgers each could make a case that they have the better pitching staff. But the numbers show the teams to be almost identical.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully won't be calling any games in the baseball playoffs after undergoing a medical procedure.
Dodgers' announcer out for postseason
"Vin Scully underwent a recommended medical procedure this morning and is resting comfortably. On the advice of his doctors, Scully will miss the Dodgers’ postseason games to rest up but is looking forward to returning in 2016. Everyone in the Dodgers organization wishes Vin the speediest of recoveries." (Dodgers via Twitter)
Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer
Clayton Kershaw discusses the challenge of this post-season and the #Dodgers' changes:
Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley are facing the Mets again, but are in different roles from their Philly days.
Commissioner Rob Manfred says reseeding playoff teams after the wild-card games is "an idea worth talking about" but added that postseason changes are unlikely.
Who do you take first?
To no one's surprise, the Dodgers have the first pitcher on next year's fantasy watch list. The question is: Is it Zack Greinke or Clayton Kershaw? Early top 25 in 2016 (Insider)
Matt Marrone ESPN.com
Senior Circuit vs. Junior Circuit, indeed: Tomorrow, the NLDS begins with one charter member of the National League — the Cubs — two other “Classic Eight” members of the NL — the Cardinals and Dodgers — and one 1962 expansion club — the Mets. Combined years of Senior Circuit service, including this year: 444. Today, the ALDS begins with three 1960s expansion teams — Rangers, Astros and Royals — and one 1970s expansion team — the Blue Jays — one of which (the Astros) switched from the NL to the AL in 2013. Combined years of Junior Circuit service, including this year: 144. That’s exactly a 300-year difference.
Enrique Hernandez is more than just the man behind L.A.'s rally-banana phenomenon; he's also an essential piece of the Dodgers' postseason puzzle.
Each of the photos and mementos that crowd Tommy Lasorda's Dodger Stadium office -- "It's like a museum," he says -- tells a tale about his fascinating baseball life, Arash Markazi writes.
Puig says he's included on NLDS roster
Yasiel Puig missed the final month of the regular season while sidelined with a hamstring injury, but the outfielder says he feels good. Manager Don Mattingly said players have been informed of their status for the series against the Mets, but the 25-man roster has not been revealed.
Yasiel Puig says he was told he's on the playoff roster for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who haven't revealed their 25-man squad for the upcoming NL Division Series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager and the Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, two of the game's brightest young talents, have a long history together.
Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke are on a short list of the best pitchers in the game. Will they lead the Dodgers to victory, or will the Mets figure out a way to advance in their NLDS matchup?
On Tuesday, I previewed the American League playoffs, and today, it's the National League's turn.
Everything worked out perfectly for the Mets' defense that day, especially Shawn Green, Jose Valentin and Paul Lo Duca.
Updated World Series odds
Via Westgate LV Superbook, here are the latest odds to win the World Series:
- Blue Jays: 3-1
- Royals: 4-1
- Dodgers: 5-1
- Cardinals: 6-1
- Mets: 7-1
Jim Bowden ESPN Insider
Every time someone mentions Clayton Kershaw's 0-4 7+ post-season ERA all I can think about is statistics waiting to be corrected #Dodgers
The first three pitching matchups for the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets are set.
Grantland: Splitting hairs for Cy Young
Jonah Keri is going with Clayton Kershaw in the NL because he struck out 301 batters in 232.2 innings -- the highest single-season strikeout rate for any qualified starter ever not named Pedro Martinez or Randy Johnson. Other award picks
In no way is it a coincidence that the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets are built in similar ways.
Dodgers vs Mets
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