Historic hurlers: Kershaw, deGrom set record in Game 1 of NLDS
Many experts were expecting a pitchers’ duel in Game 1 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, with Clayton Kershaw and Jacob deGrom facing off.
Nobody expected it to be this historic, though.
After just six complete innings, both Kershaw and deGrom tallied 11 strikeouts, setting a postseason record for opposing starters in a game. DeGrom finished with 13.
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The only previous time both starters had reached double-digit strikeouts in the same postseason game came in Game 5 of the 1944 World Series, when Mort Cooper and Denny Galehouse recorded 12 and 10.
The battle of arms will continue Saturday as Dodgers righty Zack Greinke will face rookie Mets starter Noah Syndergaard.