It’s been nearly a decade since the New York Mets made it to the NLCS. If they want to end that drought, they’ll have to find a way to solve two of the most dominant starting pitchers in the majors.
In Clayton Kershaw and Zach Greinke, the Los Angeles Dodgers not only have a pair of former Cy Young Award winners, but they have a pair of legitimate contenders for the prestigious award in 2015. Taking the mound in Game 1 of the National League Division Series will be the former, who owns a 2.13 ERA and has struck out a ridiculous 301 batters through 232.2 innings. In two starts against the Mets this season, the reigning back-to-back Cy Young winner has allowed just one earned run in 16 innings.
Opposing him will be Jacob deGrom. The 27-year-old has been quite dominant himself this season, going 14-8 with a 2.54 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. He received a no-decision in his only start against the Dodgers this season, but he tossed 7.2 shutout innings, striking out eight in the process.
The Dodgers, who have home-field advantage, took four out of seven head-to-head matchups during the regular season.
First pitch is scheduled for Friday at 9:45 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on TBS. If you can’t get to a television, here’s how to watch online or on mobile:
Watch Mets vs. Dodgers Game 1 Online
Users with a cable subscription can watch the game live online at TBS.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
Users without a cable subscription have a variety of ways to watch online. The first is Sling TV, which is an online streaming service that provides access to a handful of channels (including TBS and ESPN) for a monthly fee. They offer a free seven-day trial.
MLB is also offering different ways to watch online. Postseason.TV costs $9.99 for the entire playoffs and allows users to watch live alternative video feeds (different from the regular TBS broadcast and with no announcers) of the game. MLB.tv also costs $9.99 for the playoffs, and it allows users who are able to authenticate a cable subscription with a log-in and password to watch the live broadcast online.
International users can watch every postseason game live online through MLB.tv for $24.99. No cable subscription is necessary.
Watch Mets vs. Dodgers Game 1 on Mobile
Users with a cable subscription can watch the game live on the Watch TBS app, which is free to download from the Apple store, the Google Play store or the Amazon app store. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.