Dodgers lose to Mets and deGrom

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The first game of the National League Division Series was everything the New York Mets had hoped for. Their young starting pitcher, Jacob deGrom pitched seven shutout innings, never getting flustered in his first post-season start of his career.

Travis d'Arnaud
Travis d’Arnaud

On the other side, L.A. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw found himself in a familiar post-season place: He got hammered by a fourth inning solo homerun by Daniel Murphy. And then in the 7th inning Kershaw loaded the bases.

Pedro Baez came in for relief, but David Wright got a single that drove in two more runs. That would be all the scoring for the Mets, but it was enough to win the game.

Adrian Gonzalez was able to get an R-B-I in the 8th inning, sending Howie Kendrick home from 2nd base, but then the Mets called up their closer, Jeurys Familia, the pitch the last four outs of the game.

It was a tough loss for the Dodgers and a great win for the Mets.

Below is my video report from the game.

(All photos by Claudia Gestro)