Well, 8 years, 11 months, 21 days to be exact, but who's counting, right? After 3278 days in the desert, the Mets get to play in a playoff game tonight. Your starters are Jacob deGrom...
...who I had never even heard of two years ago. Now he is slated to start the first and fifth game of the Division series. Since this is his first postseason start, I will cherry pick the smallest of samples from the All Star game this year and guess he is going to throw a 90 pitch 27 strikeout perfect game. Yeah, that's the ticket.
The opposing side is putting three time Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw on the bump.
Kershaw started the season 1-5 but finished up 15-2 to end up 16-7 with 301 strikeouts and a 2.13 ERA, which wasn't even the best ERA on his team. I kinda like that first stat, though; his record in 11 postseason games? 1-5 with a 5.12 ERA. I hope this trend continues.
It's nice to have the Mets back in the playoffs but I don't want this team to be satisfied with just making the postseason, I want them to use all this great young pitching they have and make some noise and shock the world. My prediction for the series? Mets win 3-1.