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 | 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 | Mattingly discusses safety issues with Utley
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he didn't start Chase Utley in Monday's Game 3 of the National League Division Series because of a "baseball decision," but added that he talked to Utley about safety concerns for the infielder and his family after Saturday night's controversial slide in Game 2 that broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.
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 | Oct. 12 Don Mattingly pregame interview
10/12/2015 | Oct. 12 Clayton Kershaw pregame interview
10/12/2015 | Dodgers tab Kershaw on short rest for Game 4
When Don Mattingly was asked who his starter was for Game 4 of the Dodgers' National League Division Series against the Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday night and for an explanation regarding the decision, the manager was pretty succinct. "[Clayton] Kershaw," he said. "Do you have to explain that one?"
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 | 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 | Kershaw's next scheduled start is TBD
Clayton Kershaw threw an abbreviated bullpen session Sunday night at Citi Field that will prepare him to start either Tuesday's Game 4 of the National League Division Series on short rest or Game 5 on Thursday at home.
10/11/2015 | Mattingly stands behind Utley '100 percent'
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly defended Chase Utley's controversial slide that broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada in Saturday night's 5-2 win, calling it "hard, aggressive, legal."
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 | Turner excited to start for Dodgers at Citi Field
Justin Turner will arrive at the culmination of a longtime goal Monday when he appears in Citi Field's inaugural postseason game, though he took a major detour in his route.
10/11/2015 | Hernandez learned love of game in PR from dad, Posadas
He's a lifelong resident of Puerto Rico and plays in Los Angeles, but Enrique Hernandez grew up a Yankees fan.
10/11/2015 | Dodgers should lean on Rollins' experience in volatile series
The Mets will have a new shortstop for Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday night at Citi Field. The Dodgers should also turn to a new man at the most important non-battery position on the field. It is time to go to hard-edged, proven, former NL Most Valuable Player Award winner Jimmy Rollins and give young Corey Seager a chance to relax and catch his breath.
10/11/2015 | Utley, Tejada have collided in the past
The scenario that unfolded during a 5-2 Dodgers victory in Game 2 of the National League Division Series late Saturday night, when a hard slide by Chase Utley fractured Ruben Tejada's right fibula, brought to mind another eerily similar situation from five years earlier.
10/11/2015 | Torre interview after Mets-Dodgers Game 2
Excerpts of a Q&A featuring Joe Torre, MLB's chief baseball officer, and Randy Marsh, director, Major League umpires. They addressed the overturned call in the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 2 of the NLDS between the Mets and Dodgers, which the Dodgers won 5-2
10/11/2015 | Utley: 'No intent' to injure Tejada on slide
Chase Utley's hard slide into second base -- which fractured the right leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada and helped propel the Dodgers to a 5-2 victory in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday -- sparked as much instant debate and outrage as any baseball play in recent memory. But was the slide dirty? Utley himself insists it wasn't.
10/11/2015 | Bullpen excels in Dodgers' Game 2 victory
After the Dodgers vaulted ahead with their four-run seventh inning Saturday night, relievers Chris Hatcher and Kenley Jansen blanked the New York Mets in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to seal Los Angeles' 5-2 victory in Game 2 that tied the National League Division Series at one game apiece.
10/11/2015 | Greinke rebounds from HRs in 2nd to get 'W'
Zack Greinke went seven innings, allowing solo home runs to Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto but giving the Dodgers a chance to rally for a dramatic 5-2 win over the Mets on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium to even the National League Division Series at one game apiece.
10/11/2015 | NLDS heads to Queens filled with emotion
With New York nine outs away from putting the Dodgers on the brink of elimination and heading home to finish the job, everything changed on Chase Utley's hard, late slide in the seventh inning. It triggered shortstop Ruben Tejada's fractured right fibula, a sudden eruption of the Dodgers' dormant offense, and a 5-2 Mets loss that sends the show to the East Coast all even.
10/11/2015 | Dodgers bats erupt after Syndergaard departs
Once Noah Syndergaard left Saturday's game, the Dodgers were able to string together run-scoring doubles from Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner off the Mets' bullpen in a four-run seventh inning as the Dodgers tied the series, 1-1, with a 5-2 win.
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