Bullpen

Both teams have great, young closers with strikeout stuffs in Jeurys Familia of the Mets and Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers. Getting to them can be an issue for both of them. Lately the Dodgers middle relievers have been more effective. Setup man Joe Hatcher has given up only 1 run in his last 13 innings and lefty J.P. Howell, only 1 run in his last 20 innings.

Unless Jon Niese proves himself in that role the Mets still do not have a proven lefty specialist in their pen. Addison Reed has been great since coming to the Mets. Outside of the Bryce Harper home run he gave up last Saturday, Reed has not allowed a earned run since being acquired from the D’backs in August. Mets set up man Tyler Clippard has been dreadful in September with an ERA well over 5.00 that month.

Edge: Dodgers