10/12/2015 | Matz treating Game 4 'like any other' start
Steven Matz finds himself with the opportunity to realize his childhood dream as he starts the Mets' most significant playoff game since Game 7 of the 2006 National League Championship Series. The 24-year-old rookie lefty will take the Citi Field mound Tuesday to start Game 4 of the NL Division Series against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. A Mets win sends them to the NLCS.
10/12/2015 | Cespedes hits three-run HR, lauds Citi crowd
Yoenis Cespedes highlighted the first three-hit postseason game of his career with a three-run home run in the fourth inning that padded Mets' lead in their 13-7 win in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday night at Citi Field.
10/12/2015 | d'Arnaud launches first postseason HR in 3rd
Travis d'Arnaud energized Citi Field with a two-run, third inning home run off Brett Anderson to help lead the Mets to their 13-7 win over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday night at Citi Field.
10/12/2015 | LA had Harvey on ropes, but NY delivered KO
After surrendering three runs in the top half of the second inning, the Mets produced four runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame to take a lead in their 13-7 win over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday night at Citi Field.
10/12/2015 | Replay phone issue causes short delay at Citi
A faulty connection with the replay phone in the Dodgers' dugout forced the Dodgers and Mets to wait approximately five minutes before starting Game 3 of the National League Division Series, which the Mets won, 13-7, on Monday night at Citi Field.
10/12/2015 | Tejada gets loud ovation before Game 3
Mets fans flooded Citi Field for the first postseason game in its history, and the franchise's first since 2006 -- Monday's 13-7 Mets win over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Division Series.They came with purpose, many with signs saying "Win For Ruben," alluding to injured Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.
10/12/2015 | Tale of the Tape: Kershaw vs. Matz
In a pivotal Game 4 at Citi Field, the Dodgers will have Clayton Kershaw pitch on short rest against Mets rookie Steven Matz at 8 p.m. ET on TBS.
10/12/2015 | Rookies set home run record for postseason
The wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field on Monday, helping to send eight home run balls over the ivy-covered wall and a heap of Major League postseason records out the window.
10/12/2015 | Mets activate Reynolds for SS insurance
The Mets activated Reynolds for NLDS Game 3, giving themselves a measure of shortstop insurance should anything happen to starter Wilmer Flores. Though Reynolds briefly returned home to Oklahoma after the Minor League season, the Mets instructed him to Florida in case of emergency. He received approximately seven at-bats in instructional league games there before flying to New York.
10/12/2015 | Start of Dodgers-Mets Game 3 on TNT
The early innings of Game 3 of today's National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Mets are being televised on TNT. The telecast will shift to TBS following the conclusion of the other NL Division Series game between the Cardinals and Cubs.
10/12/2015 | Tejada's broken leg won't require surgery
Ruben Tejada will not need surgery, pins or any other complicating treatments for his fractured right fibula, ensuring he will have more than enough time to be ready for Opening Day 2016.
10/12/2015 | Oct. 12 Terry Collins pregame interview
10/12/2015 | Oct. 12 Daniel Murphy/Jon Niese pregame interview
10/12/2015 | Oct. 12 Steven Matz pregame interview
10/12/2015 | Utley on Dodgers' bench; Lagares starts for NY
Chase Utley will not start tonight's Game 3 of the National League Division Series between the Mets and Dodgers at Citi Field (8:30 ET, TBS; will start on TNT if Cardinals-Cubs NLDS Game is ongoing and will return to TBS after completion of Cards-Cubs game), but Jimmy Rollins will, replacing struggling rookie Corey Seager at shortstop for Los Angeles.
10/12/2015 | Timing of Utley's appeal remains uncertain
Shortly before the Mets' 13-7 win over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Division Series at Citi Field on Monday night, there was still no official word on when an appeal of Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley's two-game suspension will be heard. The New York Post reported that an announcement would be made Monday, but that could not be confirmed.
10/11/2015 | Utley suspension signals change
You can call it a "slide," if you really want to take liberties with the language. You can call it a "tackle," as Matt Harvey did. You can call it a "rolling block," as Joe Torre did. Whatever the wording, the bottom line is that Chase Utley quite literally went too far with his takeout of Ruben Tejada in Game 2 of the National League Division Series, and he deserves punishment.
10/11/2015 | Harvey, Mets hope for no pregame warnings
Matt Harvey alluded vaguely to his intentions on the eve of National League Division Series Game 3 at Citi Field, saying: "Doing what's right is exactly what I'm going to do." What that means with regards to retribution for Chase Utley's injurious slide into Ruben Tejada in Game 2 remains to be seen, particularly after Major League Baseball suspended Utley for Games 3 and 4.
10/11/2015 | Utley to appeal 2-game suspension for slide
Dodgers infielder Chase Utley was suspended for Games 3 and 4 of the best-of-five National League Division Series by MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre for his takeout slide that broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada in Game 2 Saturday night.
10/11/2015 | Flores back in the spotlight at shortstop for Mets
Wilmer Flores spent most of this season's first three months as the Mets' starting shortstop and then became widely recognized as the baby-faced player who cried on the field as he digested being included in the Carlos Gomez trade until that late July deal with the Brewers was nixed. Now, yet another emotional moment has brought the spotlight back on Flores.
10/11/2015 | Harvey, Utley history adds Game 3 intrigue
Just like Ruben Tejada, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has his own history with Chase Utley, writes Barry M. Bloom.
10/11/2015 | Harvey, Mets need to keep composure in Game 3
The question now is not whether Chase Utley's actions in Game 2 of the National League Division Series are going to inspire a heightened level of intensity from the New York nine in Game 3 on Monday night at Citi Field, but whether the Mets' emotions will work for them or against them.
10/11/2015 | Matz named Mets' Game 4 starter vs. Dodgers
Free from the discomfort of his second back injury of the season, Steven Matz is scheduled to start Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on TBS. Mets manager Terry Collins announced the decision Sunday, along with his plan to start Jacob deGrom in Game 5, if the series necessitates one.
10/11/2015 | Oct. 11 Terry Collins workout day interview
Mets manager Terry Collins answers questions during Sunday's workout day at Citi Field.
10/11/2015 | Harvey discusses Game 3 start on Mets' workout day
Matt Harvey discusses his NLDS Game 3 start against the Dodgers at Citi Field.
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