|The New York Mets Celebrate Winning the 2015 NLCS Over the Chicago Cubs |
- courtesy newsday.com
Congratulations to the 2015 New York Mets, who completed a sweep of the Chicago Cubs in Game Four of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night and now move on to the World Series for the fifth time in franchise history. Again branded an underdog against the power packed young lineup of the Cubs, all the Mets did was completely shut down the Chicago bats, holding them to a new NLCS record .164 batting average. The Mets pitching staff, led by deGrom, Harvey, and Syndegaard, and anchored by the work of the hottest closer in baseball, Jeurys Familia, walked all over the Cubs, exploiting every weakness and never allowing them to build any momentum. The Cubs, who won 97 games in the regular season, never had the lead in any game during the NLCS. Another stellar job by the odds makers who picked the Cubs to take the series.
|Daniel Murphy Hits a Home Run in His Sixth Consecutive Postseason |
Game During Game Four of the NLCS - courtesy newsday.com
Daniel Murphy continued his insanely torrid postseason, and was able to find new gears to shift into as he drove Cubs pitching into the ground. Murphy turned in an otherworldly performance in the NLCS, hitting .529 with four home runs and six RBI, winning the NLCS MVP and setting an MLB record for six consecutive postseason games with a home run. Murph also broke the MLB record for postseason home runs by a second baseman, previously held by...wait for it because it is better after a pause...Chase Utley...for those who remember him and his vanishing career.
|Lucas Duda Hits a Three-Run Home Run in the First Inning of |
Game Four of the NLCS - courtesy newsday.com
This NLCS also saw the offensive reappearance of David Wright, Yoenis Cespedes, and Lucas Duda, who in Game Four, drove in five runs, with a home run and a double. Let's also not forget Stephen Matz, lifelong Mets fan from Long Island, living the dream as he starts Game Four of the NLCS for his hometown team. Sure he lost a game in the NLDS and he did not figure in the decision for his NLCS start, but he no- hit the vaunted Cubs lineup for three innings and left after 4 2/3 innings, having given up just one run. Not bad for a 24 year old who started six games in the majors before this postseason.
|Rookie Stephen Matz on the Mound in Game 4 of the NLCS|
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All in all, an utterly dominating performance by the Mets, who now can enjoy a five day break before rolling into their fifth appearance in the fall classic. Their opponent has yet to be decided as the ALCS extends to a fifth game, with the Royals leading the Blue Jays 3-2 and the series shifting back to Kansas City.
|The New York Mets Celebrate Winning the 2015 NLCS |
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The wild ride through the postseason continues, as the NY Mets win the National League pennant and continue their quest to raise not one, not two, but three flags at Citi Field come April. For all the Mets fans who have stood by their team in the lean and dark times and not taken the easy way our in New York fandom, enjoy the ride, savor every moment, and most of all...
|The New York Mets Celebrate on the Mound at Wrigley Field After |
Winning the 2015 NLCS - courtesy nydailynews.com
|Daniel Murphy Celebrates in the Clubhouse After NLCS Win |
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