New York Mets

The time for talking is over as Matt Harvey and the New York Mets are set for their Game 3 showdown against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York Mets (1-1) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1)
Game 3 – NLDS tied 1-1
Monday, October 12, 8:37 PM on TBS
Citi Field, Flushing, New York

By Robby Sabo

There’s literally nothing left to say. The time for talk is over, and Game 3 of the NLDS between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers is just moments away.

Matt Harvey will take the ball from Terry Collins. Once again, he finds himself in the situation of facing immense pressure. If starting the biggest game of his young career wasn’t enough, he now has to deal with all of the Chase Utley nonsense.

Perhaps a blessing, Utley won’t be in Don Mattingly’s lineup. The Dodgers will counter Harvey with lefty Bret Anderson. This, of course, means no Michael Conforto for the Mets, even despite rumors that the organization was tinkering with the idea.

Instead of the veteran Michael Cuddyer, Collins has opted to go defense with Juan Lagares in center and Yoenis Cespedes in right. Of course Wilmer Flores will now take over as the everyday shortstop due to the slide from hell that took out Ruben Tejada for the rest of the postseaosn.

The thought on everybody’s mind should be answered very quickly into this one. Will Harvey bring his own version of revenge on the Dodgers? Will he plunk a guy early in a situation like no men on and two out?

If the umpires give stern warnings prior to the game, it is doubtful, especially with Utley riding the pine.

First pitch from New York comes your way at 8:37 PM ET in this most critical game (series tied at 1-1).

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]