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The Mets are back in the NLCS for the first time since 2000.
Fight Club
On the ropes in Game 3, the Mets' bats went to work and delivered the final blows to the Dodgers' season, writes Eric Neel. Story

• Mets complete sweep ... ESPN Video | Keith Law: Dodgers don't adjustInsider
• Amy Nelson: Ex-Dodgers shine | Grades: Trachsel | Maddux
SCOUTING REPORTS
Carlos Delgado Keith Law on Carlos Delgado
"He's incredibly strong, with big pull and opposite-field power; has outstanding plate discipline; and has great plate coverage, especially on the outer half."
• Law's complete team reports: Mets Insider | Dodgers Insider
• Law's series preview: Mets, Dodgers evenly matched
Inside Edge
In which two areas did Greg Maddux earn an F? Did Steve Trachsel get an A for battle tendency or dominance? Check out Inside Edge's report cards on the two Game 3 starters.
• Game 3 report cards: Maddux | Trachsel
• Full-roster reports: Dodgers Insider | Mets Insider
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Saturday, October 7
Dodgers streak into playoffs, streak right out again
The Dodgers were a streaky team right to the end _ seven consecutive wins to finish the regular season, followed by three straight losses in the NL playoffs that finished them.
Friday, October 6
Klapisch: Dodgers turn to Maddux to keep series alive
The Dodgers send Greg Maddux to the mound for Game 3, hoping the 40-year-old right-hander's "plan" can stymie the Mets' offense.
Gimpy Nomar available to pinch-hit, won't start Game 3
Nomar Garciaparra has a tear in his left quadriceps and won't be in the lineup for Game 3 of the NL Division Series.
Beimel apologizes to Dodgers teammates for cut hand
Joe Beimel was removed from the Dodgers' playoff roster after cutting his pitching hand early Tuesday. Beimel originally told the team he injured himself inside in his hotel room -- later, he admitted he cut it on a broken glass in a New York bar.
Thursday, October 5
Stark: No Pedro, no El Duque, no problem; Glavine steps up
Left-hander Tom Glavine did what aces do, throwing six shutout innings Thursday night in the Mets' 4-1 victory over the Dodgers in Game 2.
Law: Little mismanages bullpen again Insider
Dodgers manager Grady Little continues to prove he can't manage a bullpen, at least in the playoffs.
Nomar reinjures quadriceps, Game 3 status uncertain
Dodgers first baseman Nomar Garciaparra left Thursday night's NL playoff game against the New York Mets in the sixth inning after reinjuring his left quadriceps.
Inside Edge: How Glavine has remained effective Insider
Inside Edge takes a closer look at Tom Glavine over the last five years to find out how he's remained an effective pitcher.
Olney: Time for a Little question
First with Boston, now with the Dodgers, Grady Little is still making highly scrutinized decisions with his bullpen.
Wednesday, October 4
Stark: The Weirdest Double Play in Postseason History
One play in the Mets' win over the Dodgers could very easily alter the course of their series -- and this postseason.
Law: Randolph's strategy works for now Insider
Mets manager Willie Randolph's decision to keep eight relievers at least didn't backfire on him in Game 1.
Olney: Who is John Maine?
John Maine began the year in Double-A. Now the Mets are relying on him in Game 1 of the NL Division Series.
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Olney: Mets' offense needs to carry team Insider
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Tuesday, October 3
Gillette: Ranking the playoff teams Insider
Who has the best rotation, bullpen, lineup, defense and bench? Gary Gillette ranks the playoff teams in each category.
Gallo: MLB breakdown
DJ Gallo's in-depth, position-by-position analysis is your best bet to determine who will win the Divisional Series.
Monday, October 2
Spoiler alert: Playoff foes aim to prevent Subway Series
Everyone on Broadway is gearing up for another Subway Series. But six other teams like their playoff chances, too, and they plan to spoil the party.
Wright Flight: Delta names plane after Mets' 3B Wright
Delta Air Lines named a plane after the New York Mets All-Star third baseman David Wright on Monday at LaGuardia Airport.
Sunday, October 1
Nats send off Robinson with loss
Frank Robinson said his goodbyes prior to what would turn out to be a 6-2 victory for the NL East champion Mets over the last-place Nationals in a regular-season finale.
Dodgers top Giants but still lose NL West, get wild card
The Los Angeles Dodgers did their part to win the NL West, beating San Francisco 4-3 Sunday in what might have been Barry Bonds' final game for the Giants.
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SERIES NOTES
ELIAS SAYS ...
• There were 30 hits in Saturday night's Mets-Dodgers game: 14 for the winners and 16 for the losers. It was the most hits ever recorded in any National League postseason game. The 16 hits for the Dodgers were the most ever by a team in a postseason game in which it was eliminated from the playoffs.

• Shawn Green went 3-for-5. He is the first former Dodgers' player to collect at least three hits in a postseason game against them.

• The Mets made two errors with Steve Trachsel on the mound on Saturday night: one by David Wright and one by Carlos Beltran. The Mets made only two fielding errors with Trachsel on the mound during the entire regular season (and one was by Trachsel himself, on a wild pickoff throw), the fewest for any pitcher in the majors who threw at least 150 innings. Every other pitcher in that group had at least five team errors while he was in.

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