#Cubs vs Mets in NLCS: Lester vs Harvey
The Cubs swept the Mets in the seven games they faced off during the regular season but that doesn’t matter any more. It’ll be Chicago vs. New York, Cubs vs. Mets in the National League Championship Series, starting Saturday at Citi Field.
New York advanced with a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers Thursday night in Game 5 of the NL Division Series at Dodger Stadium.
Game 1 of the NLCS is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. CT on TBS at Citi Field and will feature lefty Jon Lester against New York’s Matt Harvey. One thing that won’t be on the Cubs’ minds during the trip will be their season sweep over the Mets. New York didn’t have Yoenis Cespedes in the lineup at that time.
“That’s over with,” catcher Miguel Montero said of the regular-season statistics. “You can’t rely on that or say, ‘We swept this series against them,’ or, ‘We did this against those two guys.’ That’s over. I think the Mets are a totally different team. … The Mets have Yoenis Cespedes — they’re totally different. You know they’re all good players.”
— Carrie Muskat