Kenta Maeda (3-1, 1.66) vs. Noah Syndergaard (2-2, 2.58).
Three games into this series, and we haven't even mentioned last year's fateful NLDS, when Chase Utley slid into infamy at the expense of the Mets' Ruben Tejada. The Mets lost a shortstop but won the series in five.
One year later, Utley is off to a surprisingly torrid start, batting .290 with a .823 OPS (126 OPS+). Tejada isn't even with the Mets anymore (he was released in March and was picked up by the Cardinals, where he's batting .190 with a woeful .494 OPS (30 OPS+). But Tejada is still angry at Utley. So far, the Mets haven't retaliated on Tejada's behalf; and yesterday's walk-off HR probably poured more salt in any lingering open wounds. Let's keep it up tonight.
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