The Mets took Game 1 of the NLDS behind the brilliant pitching of Jacob deGrom in his post-season debut and the timely hitting of two of the longest tenured Mets, Daniel Murphy and David Wright.
Murphy hit a solo home run in the fourth off of Clayton Kershaw to break a scoreless tie. And in the seventh, a tiring Kershaw walked the bases loaded and gave way to Pedro Baez. Wright singled home two runs to give the Mets a 3-0 lead in what was probably his biggest hit of his Mets career.
Tyler Clippard allowed a run in the eighth, and Jeurys Familia came on for the four out save.
But deGrom was the story of the night. He threw 121 pitches over seven shutout innings, allowing five hits and one walk (intentional, by the way) with 13 strikeouts. He matched Kershaw pitch for pitch; he struck out 11 and allowed just four hits before imploding.
Mets win 3-1 and now hold home field advantage in the NLDS. This was worth waiting nine years!