Second base: Daniel Murphy vs Howie Kendrick

After a slow start Murphy has been more consistent in the second half and has been the Mets most consistent clutch hitter. Plus, he may be the toughest guy to strike out. The only problem is that he has struggled against lefties this year and Clayton Kershaw and Game 3 starter Brett Anderson are both lefty pitchers. Kendrick has been injured in the middle of the season but when healthy, he is one of the more consistent hitting second basemen there is.

Edge: Even