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Jun 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (right) and Zack Greinke against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Rotation

LAD Clayton Kershaw/Zack Greinke/Brett Anderson

NYM Jacob deGrom/Noah Syndergaard/Matt Harvey?

In a five-game series, I’m assuming each team uses three starters.  Situations could lead to Alex Wood or Jon Niese/Steven Matz/Bartolo Colon starting, but this will just look at the top three.

deGrom is absolutely fantastic, but Kershaw and Greinke are both in a league of their own and with like two exceptions, there’s no one else I would want to start a game for my team. Syndergaard and Harvey each come with qualms. Syndergaard has been as good as deGrom at Citi Field, but has been pretty pedestrian in 11 road starts (4.41 ERA). Harvey comes with his whole pitch limit fiasco and might not even be available in the postseason (although I would be shocked if he doesn’t pitch). As a staff, I give the advantage to the Dodgers. To break it down further, I’m taking Kershaw and Greinke over anyone the Mets throw, and any of these three Mets pitchers over Anderson or Wood. Unless Colon starts. Then Colon wins. Always.

Advantage: Dodgers (5-1-3)

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