10/9/2015 | deGrom, Kershaw K-fest makes MLB history
Friday's pitching matchup between Jacob deGrom and Clayton Kershaw certainly had a lot of potential for swings and misses. They didn't disappoint, making history in Game 1 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium.
10/9/2015 | Murphy's HR breaks scoreless NY-LA duel
Daniel Murphy homered to christen the fourth inning and shatter a scoreless tie as the New York Mets clung to a 1-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Friday night's National League Division Series opener.
10/9/2015 | Dodgers, Mets open series with grand pregame
The 2015 National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Mets kicked off with multiple rounds of pregame fireworks at Dodger Stadium, the national anthem performed by Grammy-winning group All-4-One and a ceremonial first pitch thrown out by four-year-old cancer survivor Ella Mason Annear -- who was escorted to the field by Magic Johnson.
10/9/2015 | Greinke plans to stick with what works vs. Mets
Zack Greinke, who'll oppose Noah Syndergaard on Saturday in Game 2 of the National League Division Series, had the privilege Friday of watching three left-handed hitters who'll probably start Game 2 for the Mets: Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda.
10/9/2015 | deGrom, Kershaw set K record in Mets' win
Clayton Kershaw struck out 11 in 6 2/3 innings but suffered another postseason loss Friday night as he was out-dueled by Jacob deGrom in a 3-1 Mets win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium.
10/9/2015 | Dodgers put trust in rookies; Mets, lefties
Rookies Corey Seager and Joc Pederson are in the Dodgers' starting lineup for tonight's Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Mets and right-handed starter Jacob deGrom (9:30 p.m. ET, TBS).
10/9/2015 | Puig, Peralta on Dodgers' Division Series roster
Outfielder Yasiel Puig and veteran reliever Joel Peralta were included on the 25-man roster submitted by the Dodgers for the National League Division Series that starts tonight.
10/8/2015 | Ethier, Wright recall 2006 NLDS matchup
Nine years later, David Wright and Andre Ethier are the lone remnants of the Mets and Dodgers teams that faced off in the 2006 National League Division Series.
10/8/2015 | Past behind him, Kershaw focused on winning
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw knew he'd be hearing his least favorite question on Thursday in the customary press conference for Game 1 starting pitchers. The media found several ways to ask Kershaw about his postseason shortcomings, and he was ready.
10/8/2015 | Dodgers' strong defense overlooked in 2015
The Dodgers, who open their National League Division Series clash with the New York Mets on Friday (6:30 p.m. PT on TBS), are readily associated with their twin aces, Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Los Angeles' offense gained increasing respect this year. Less attention tends to be paid to the Dodgers' defense, which provided stability throughout the club's march to the NL West title.
10/8/2015 | Gonzalez ready to go for Dodgers in Game 1
The Dodgers and Mets meet for Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday (6:30 p.m. PT on TBS), and for veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, it's the same game, just with higher stakes. Gonzalez went through his normal routine of hitting this week and after four days off, he said he'll be ready to go.
10/8/2015 | Collins returns to LA with Dodgers roots
For Terry Collins, this National League Division Series opening at Dodger Stadium (9:30 p.m. ET on TBS) is a homecoming. The Mets' manager has some of that Tommy Lasorda blue blood running through his veins, having acquired most of his philosophies and attitudes as a young player and young manager in the Dodgers' system.
10/8/2015 | Bridging gap to Jansen key for Dodgers
The Dodgers have Kenley Jansen as their closer, one of the more consistent stoppers in the game, but bridging the gap between starter and closer has been a question at times this season.
10/8/2015 | Through criticism, Mattingly has LA in position
Don Mattingly has managed the Dodgers into the postseason three consecutive years, something that Hall of Famers Walt Alston, Tom Lasorda, Joe Torre, Leo Durocher, Ned Hanlon and Wilbert Robinson never did. Yet, critics are already speculating that Mattingly's job is on the line if the Dodgers don't reach the World Series this month.
10/8/2015 | Scully to miss playoffs after medical procedure
Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully underwent a recommended medical procedure Thursday morning and will miss the postseason, the club announced.
10/8/2015 | Mattingly: 'No surprises' in Game 1 lineup
Manager Don Mattingly on Thursday wouldn't announce the Dodgers starting lineup for Friday night's National League Division Series opener (6:30 p.m. PT on TBS), but said the players in it -- and out of it -- know what's coming.
10/8/2015 | How they fared: Mets vs. Dodgers in 2015
The Mets posted a winning record against just one of the four other National League postseason teams. That team was the Dodgers, who New York edged, 4-3, in a season series that featured pitching duels, slugfests and a dramatic walk-off finale.
10/8/2015 | Tale of the Tape: Kershaw vs. deGrom
Two of the National League's best pitchers will square off Friday night in Game 1 of the National League Division Series (9:30 ET/6:30 PT on TBS) at Dodger Stadium, one making his postseason debut and the other hoping to erase some playoff demons.
10/7/2015 | Statcast previews Mets-Dodgers NLDS
There will obviously be no shortage of aces taking the mound in the National League Division Series matchup between the Dodgers and the Mets that begins Friday (9:30 p.m. ET, TBS).
10/7/2015 | Dodgers' Ellis a trusted, dependable backstop
In front of every successful pitcher crouches a good catcher, a man brimming with wisdom, vision, perspective and the sensitive understanding of human nature normally found in a trained psychologist.
10/7/2015 | Turner: Facing Mets 'doesn't mean a whole lot'
When the Dodgers take on the Mets in the National League Division Series Game 1 on Friday (6:30 p.m. PT, TBS), Los Angeles third baseman Justin Turner will get a chance to face his former team on the big stage.
10/7/2015 | Van Slyke out of NLDS; door open for Puig
Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke said he won't be active for the National League Division Series because of an injured right wrist, probably opening a spot for Yasiel Puig.
10/7/2015 | Mets, Dodgers to open NLDS with showdown of aces
A riveting NL Division Series loaded with big names and intrigue opens on Friday night with the Mets sending Jacob deGrom out to engage three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw at Dodger Stadium.
10/7/2015 | Hardworking Kershaw not your average ace
Clayton Kershaw's troubles against the Cardinals in the past two postseasons are an indirect reason why Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt is more impressed by Kershaw now than ever.
10/7/2015 | Seager motors from NASCAR country to bigs
Corey Seager comes from deep in the heart of NASCAR country. Kannapolis, N.C., is the hometown of Corey Justin and Kyle Seager. But it's known as the hometown of the racing Earnhardts, a short drive from Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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