New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Preview & Prediction

The New York Mets' rise from the ashes in the second half of the 2015 MLB season was as impressive as it was unexpected, especially with just how rough their offensive struggles were prior to the All-Star Break. Now NL East champions, the Mets have a chance to keep the dream season alive with a NL Division Series win over the playoff-tested Los Angeles Dodgers. Who's got the edge? Here's our New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Preview & Prediction.


New York Mets (90-72)

Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70)

Season Series:

Mets 4, Dodgers 3

Projected Pitching Matchups (NYM vs. LAD)

Game 1 

Jacob deGrom (14-8) vs. Clayton Kershaw (16-7)

Game 2 

Noah Syndergaard (9-7) vs. Zack Greinke (19-3)

Game 3

Matt Harvey (13-8) vs. Brett Anderson (10-9)

Game 4 (if necc.)

Steven Matz (4-0) vs. TBD

Game 5 (if necc.)

Jacob deGrom (14-8) vs. TBD

The Skinny

The New York Mets' offense went through a complete transformation before the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline with the additions of Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson. Already buoyed by arguably the best young pitching rotation in the game, the Mets instantly became a multifaceted threat who ultimately proved too hot for the division rival Washington Nationals to handle down the stretch.

However, the Mets' resurgence will be tested early and often against a Los Angeles Dodgers squad balancing one of the most potent "name" offenses in the game and Major League Baseball's marquee 1-2 starting rotation duo -- Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.

What They're Saying About The Mets

Matz Healthy Enough To Make New York's Roster

How Far Will The Mets Go?

What They're Saying About The Dodgers

Adrian Gonzalez Confident Despite Injured Back

Corey Seager's Added Importances

Prediction: Dodgers in five

New York's pitching matches up well against Los Angeles, especially from an overall rotation standpoint. However, we still aren't exactly sure how this lineup will react altogether when through into the pressure cooker of playoff competition. The Mets have the talent to see this one through, but the Dodgers are too talented across the board to let this one slip through their hands. Dodgers make the NLCS for the 2nd time in three seasons.

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Related Topics: Steven Matz, Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard