Morning Briefing: Kershaw Brings Dodgers to Verge of World Series

Today, the Red Sox and Astros will play Game 5 of the American League Championship. No word on who will start for Boston due to Chris Sale‘s stomach bug but signs point to David Price. Meanwhile, the Astros will go with their ace, Justin Verlander.

Yesterday, the Dodgers beat the Brewers by a score of 5-2. Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner, and Yasiel Puig led the offensive attack while Clayton Kershaw pitched seven terrific innings. Hopefully the narrative that he can’t pitch in October will quiet down.

The Red Sox won their game and are now up 3-1 on the Astros. Jackie Bradley Jr. provided more heroics for the Red Sox.

Latest Mets News

David Littlefield interviewed for the Mets GM position. He joins a list of candidates that include: Chaim Bloom, De Jon Watson, Kim Ng, Doug Melvin, and Gary Larocque.

Daniel Zamora and his wife welcomed a daughter.

Latest MLB News

Manny Machado was fined an undisclosed amount for running into Jesus Aguilar.

Mike Chernoff is working on an extension with the Indians. Chernoff was a potential candidate for the Mets gig.

Latest NL East News

Mark Bowman of says the Braves will have 60 million dollars or so to spend.

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post says Matt Wieters could return to the Nationals. Please do.

The Good Phight asks if Maikel Franco is out of time to prove himself.

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Josh Finkelstein writes about the Mets pitchers who made names for themselves.

This Day in Mets History

2015: Daniel Murphy and David Wright lead the Mets offense to a 2-0 series lead in the NLCS. Noah Syndergaard pitched 5.2 innings against the Cubs and gives up just one run.

Birthdays: Kevin McGowan turns 27, Yoenis Cespedes turns 33, Garrett Olson turns 35, Alex Cora turns 43, Andy Hassler turns 67.

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests.