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Mets' pre-NLCS planning and preparation is paying off

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy speaks with Buster Olney about his performance in Game 3 of the NLCS in which he homered for the fifth consecutive game.

CHICAGO -- With the benefit of 20-20 hindsight, we know now that the first sign of the New York Mets' plan appeared in Curtis Granderson's initial at-bat of the National League Championship Series, when he squared at the plate and attempted to drop a bunt down against Jon Lester, a pitcher who isn't comfortable throwing to bases.

Teams will talk about game plans going into a series, about a collective approach they want to take.