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Do or die in Los Angeles: Mets look to down Dodgers, Greinke in Game 5

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LOS ANGELES — As the New York Mets face off against the L.A. Dodgers on the West Coast, fans across New York watched their televisions closely.

"We are confident. Not nervous at all. We got all our guns out," fan Marvin Tumasar said.

Fans packed McFadden's Bar which is attached to CitiField. The intense crowd watched every hit, strike and walk. Even though Citified was dark, fans said they wanted to be close by.

"Over here there are a lot of true Mets fans. We went other places, but the energy here is great. We love it," Danny Diaz said.

 

In the west coast, Thursday seemed like a typical day in Hollywood.

With the downtown skyline set to a perfectly sunny, Los Angeles background, drivers had to debate whether to take the 101 or the 5 to avoid traffic and foodie favorite Guisados taqueria was serving up its own version of heater, the carne asada taco.

Yet as the seats at Dodger Stadium waited to be filled, there were three words that made this day anything but typical for some transplant Angelinos: "Let's go Mets."

Mets fans congregated just miles away from Dodgers stadium, including the co-executive producer of The Simpsons, a New Jersey transplant featured on PIX11 in 2014, and one 53-year-old who was celebrating his birthday by going to Game 5.  PIX11 spoke with the Mets faithful hoping for some divine intervention in the City of Angels.

One ace helped the Los Angeles Dodgers stave off elimination against the New York Mets, and now the Amazins are trying to finish the job in Los Angeles.

Jacob deGrom, the Game 1 winner over Kershaw, will pitch on full rest, just like Game 2 winner Greinke in the winner-take-all Game 5.

Coming off Clayton Kershaw's stellar outing that tied the NL Division Series 2-2, Zack Greinke takes the mound on Thursday night.

The Mets are seeking their first playoff series win since 2006, also the last time they were in the postseason.  The Dodgers are trying to advance to the NL Championship Series for the first time in two years.

The winner takes on the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS at home starting Saturday.