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Remembering Mets History (2015): The Mets Win The 2015 NL Pennant

Wednesday October 21st, 2015: NLCS Game #4- Wrigley Field, Chicago With a three games to none series lead, Terry Collins Mets were looking for the sweep tonight to advance to the 2015 World Series. They had the hottest hitter in the history of the world, Daniel Murphy ready to break the post season consecutive HR record & yet another fine young pitcher ready to start. Steven Matz went up against Joe Maddon & the Cubs' Jason Hammel, hoping for a miracle. But in reality he didn't have a prayer. Curtis Granderson led off the game with a line drive base hit to left field. Next David Wright struck out & then Daniel Murphy actually popped out to third base.  With two down, Granderson eventually stole second base. Next, Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk putting two men on for Lucas Duda. Sooner or later it was going to happen, it was long over due, Duda cracked a HR to the center field bleachers quickly putting the Mets up 3-0. Duda had hit 27 HRs in the regu

Remebering Mets History (2015): NLCS Game #3- Mets One Win Away From World Series

Tuesday, October 20th 2015: NLCS Game #3- Wrigley Field, Chicago Wrigley Field has not hosted an NLCS since 2003 & the whole Moises Alou foul ball debacle. So an excited sell out crowd filled the Friendly Confines, with hope of getting back in the series. Although there was a bit  of excitement early on, the Mets quieted the crowd beat the Cubs & are one win away, that's one win away from the World Series. Jacob deGrom got the ball, looking for his third post season win, going against the Cubs Kyle Hendricks (8-7 / 3.49 ERA / 167 Ks). The game started out a bit wacky, Curtis Granderson reached on an error by short stop Javier Baez but was thrown out trying to steal second. David Wright then singled & was brought home by Yoenis Cespedes double to left field. 1-0 Mets. The Cubs tied it with a HR by Kyle Schwabler, his second of the series. Two out singles by Anthony Rizzo & Starlin Castro got the Cubs fans excited, but deGrom then got Jorge Soler to ground

Remembering Mets History (2015): NLCS Game #2: Tonight It's Thor With The Grandyman & Murph On Offense

Sunday October 18th, 2015: NLCS Game #2- Citi Field Queens, New York The Mets were flying high after taking the 1-0 series lead, as 44,502 crowded into Citi Field for a cold Sunday night October game. Terry Collins sent another one of his pitching studs to the mound, as Noah Syndergaard (9-7 / 3.68 ERA / 166 Ks) went up against Chicago's possible Cy Young winner; Jake Arrieta (22-6 / 1.77 ERA / 236 Ks) The Mets got to the Cubs ace right off the bat. Curtis Granderson singled to right field (his tenth hit of the post season) & David Wright hit a long double over centerfielder Dexter Fowlers head.  It was just Wrights second hit of the post season, his first since Game #1 of the NLDS. Then the MVP of New York City over the past couple of weeks stepped in & did it again. Daniel Murphy hit a HR to right field putting the Mets up 3-0. The last time Arrieta allowed three runs in an inning was back in July, also the last time he suffered a loss. Tonight at Citi he

Remembering Mets History (2015): NLCS Game #1: The Dark Knight Shines In Gotham

Saturday October 17th, 2015: NLCS Game #1- Citi Field-  Queens, New York They were the young teams that were possibly a year away. The Mets have the young pitching, The Cubs the young hitting. But things happened a lot quicker. Both teams caught fire as the season went on, both teams won their NLDS series & here we are. The future is now, the New York Mets & the Chicago Cubs are here in the NLCS, the last two teams standing in the National League. A crowd of 44,287 came out to a chilly 45 degree night at Citi Field in Queens, New York. Mets legend Keith Hernandez threw out the first pitch & it was on to the start of the Mets eighth NLCS series in team history. In Game #1 the Mets Terry Collins sent "the Dark Knight" Matt Harvey to the mound, in the biggest game of his young career. The visiting Cubs Joe Maddon sent veteran Jon Lester to the mound. Two managers that have a history together & two Managers that are both top favorites to win the NL Man

Remebering Mets History (2015): NLDS Game #5 Mets Advance to NLCS

October 15th 2015: Dodger Stadium- Los Angeles, California A sell out of 54,602 came to Southern California for a classic. The series was tied at 2-2 as the Dodgers surprised the Mets with a 3-1 win in Game #4 at Citi Field on Tuesday, a game centerfieldmaz was at. In the decisive Game #5 the Mets manager; Terry Collins sent Jacob deGrom (the Game #1 winner) to the mound to face Zack Greinke (the Game #2 winner). In the top of the 1st inning, Curtis Granderson reached on a challenged overturned call where he beat out a ground ball to Justin Turner. Daniel Murphy the offensive star of the game, then doubled to left field bringing in Grandy with the games 1st run. In the bottom of the 1st the Dodgers answered right back, singles by Cory Seager, Adrian Gonzalez, Justin Turner & Andre Either made it 2-1 L.A. From there Jacob deGrom struck out Yasmani Grandal & Enrique Hernandez. This would be what geGrom had to do all night, work his way out of trouble. 57 of his