With Clayton Kershaw dealing and dominating for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets went into the night quietly at Citi Field.
New York Mets 1 (2-2) vs Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (2-2)
Clayton Kershaw W (1-1), Steven Matz L (1-1), Kanley Jansen S (2)
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Game 4, Final – Series Tied 2-2
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
By Robby Sabo
Any lingering questions about Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, and his abilities in the MLB Postseason, have now officially been put to rest. His dominating performance on just four-days rest tonight reaffirms his status as one of the very best in the game.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner didn’t just pitch well, he completely dominated the New York Mets. Kershaw’s final line looked a little like this: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, and 8 K on 94 pitches. A three-run second inning from his offense was all he needed in the Dodgers 3-1 victory over the New York Mets in Game 4 of the NLDS.
Dodgers force Game 5! Clayton Kershaw’s dominant performance & Justin Turner’s double lead LAD to 3-1 win over Mets. pic.twitter.com/zkmgvnzTSv
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 14, 2015
This is the first time in their history that the Mets have lost a division series elimination game at home. pic.twitter.com/otSkkqHWDb — Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) October 14, 2015
The LA Dodgers beat the Mets 3-1 to even the series 2-2! Game 5 goes down Thursday on TBS! pic.twitter.com/HiXssPs3IB
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 14, 2015
David Wright certainly wasn’t enjoying life on this night. Check out this filthy curve Kershaw ripped off for the backwards K on the Mets captain:
The only run for New York came in the bottom of the fourth when Daniel Murphy got a hold of one for a solo shot.
Daniel Murphy launches a solo HR for the @Mets 1st hit of the night and Citi Field is alive. NYM trail, 3-1. pic.twitter.com/Z6eftFstUw
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) October 14, 2015
Aside from that rare chance to cheer, Mets fans were held to silence. The only other spot L.A. pitching find itself in trouble came with two men on and two outs in the bottom of the eighth-inning. Don Mattingly had just relieved setup man Chris Hatcher with closer Kanley Jansen and Murphy was at the dish. However, with a full count Murph flied harmlessly to right to end the threat.
Mets starter Steven Matz pitched very ordinarily. He surrendered three runs and six hits in just five innings of work.
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