With the NLDS getting underway tonight between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers, we break down each positional matchup.

By David Hong

It’s finally here.

The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers will square off in the NLDS starting tomorrow night with Game 1. Both teams are evenly matched up with great starting pitching, great closers, and a solid lineup that could make or break the series. There’s also some playoff history between the former New York squad and the current New York squad.

In their first ever playoff meeting back in 1988, the Dodgers defeated the Mets in the NLCS in 7 games after New York beat Los Angeles 10 out of 11 times in the regular season.

But in 2006, the Mets returned the favor, sweeping the Dodgers in three games in the NLDS.

This series is projected to be a tight, low scoring affair in the majority of these contest due to strong starting pitching on both ends.

With that in mind, we will break through each of the positions between the two and how they compare with each other.

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