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Dodgers vs. Mets: NLDS Game 5 open thread

One goes to the National League Championship Series, one goes fishing.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 8:07 ET

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California



Wednesday night brought us a pair of Game 5s, and the one between Toronto and Texas, which featured one of the most bizarre run-scoring plays I've ever seen (Russell Martin trying to throw the ball back to the pitcher, and instead hitting LGFT Shin-Soo Choo's bat), a series of defensive miscues (everyone in the Texas infield not named Adrian "I'd better make the HOF" Beltre), and a mammoth home run (Jose Bautista) followed by a bat flip for the ages (Jose Bautista), will be tough to match.

What gives me hope that tonight's will be another gem is the pitching matchup. Zack Greinke, fresh off a regular season in which he posted a 1.66 ERA (the lowest since Greg Maddux in 1995) takes the ball for Los Angeles. Jacob deGrom, whose 2.54 ERA was also very impressive, and whose 27.3% strikeout rate was third-best in Mets history, will be on the hill for New York.

Baseball being baseball, maybe it'll be a 11-8 slugfest, but I'm excited about the possibility of a duel.

Today's Lineups

Curtis Granderson - RF Howie Kendrick - 2B
David Wright - 3B Corey Seager - SS
Daniel Murphy - 2B Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Yoenis Cespedes - CF Justin Turner - 3B
Lucas Duda - 1B Andre Ethier - RF
Travis d'Arnaud - C Yasmani Grandal - C
Michael Conforto - LF Enrique Hernandez - LF
Wilmer Flores - SS Joc Pederson - CF
Jacob deGrom - RHP Zack Greinke - RHP