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An almost perfect knight

Jon Lester had the postseason experience, but last night our Dark Knight arose to the occasion and was better than the hype.

Matt Harvey flirted with a perfect game into the fifth inning and pitched into the eighth inning, striking out nine while limiting the Cubs to just two runs on four hits. Meanwhile, Lester gave up solo home runs to Daniel Murphy and Travis d’Arnaud among eight hits over 6 2/3 innings en route to his fifth career postseason loss. (At least one baseball columnist suggested that the Cubs might want to stop payment on Lester’s next paycheck.)

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Tonight

The New York Mets’ 2015 season will have at least four more games, beginning tonight.

Matt Harvey will face Jon Lester in a battle of “supposed to be” aces (let’s face it, Jacob deGrom and Jake Arrieta are their respective teams’ true aces) … which should be pretty fun, assuming every Cubs baserunner (or the lack of Mets baserunners) doesn’t leave me looking for the bottle of antacids.

Let’s go Mets!