Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer
For the first time in MLB history, the Mets have swept the Chicago Cubs from advancing to the World Series for the first time since the year 2000. The Mets, with an extraordinary season, won the NL East division, beat the Dodgers in five games, and went on to the NLCS, sweeping the Cubs in just four games. Winning the NLCS clinched the fifth NL pennant in franchise history.
The Mets, with great performances by Daniel Murphy, were game changers in the series. Daniel Murphy made history today by hitting his sixth consecutive home run. He hit seven total in the postseason. However, it wasn’t only Daniel Murphy who gave the Mets another chance of winning the World Series but great defense and offense as well. The pitching staff was absolutely phenomenal throughout this postseason. Strong performances by Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Jeurys Familia, and much more, shut down the offense for the Cubs. As one can imagine, Cubs fans were excited to see their team playing in their first NLCS since 2003. Yet heartbreaking after today’s game if you sat on the Cubs side.
Now, as the Mets prepare to play in the World Series they will have to wait for the winner of Kansas City and Toronto. Kansas City, leading that series 3-2 will play Friday at home. As for now the Mets can relax and enjoy the glory of winning the NL pennant. Now the question is, will they be able to keep the extraordinary run again in the World Series or will they be stopped by Kansas City or Toronto? Stay tuned for upcoming MLB World Series News, which begins on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.