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Great Scott!!! Mets Win The NL Pennant With Sweep Of Cubs

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The New York Mets are going back to the World Series for the first time in 15 years, after sweeping the Chicago Cubs in four games after an 8-3 victory on Wednesday.

On July 31st, the Mets were 53-50 and two games out of first and on October 21st, the Mets are headed to the Fall Classic, such a tremendous feat for an organization that has been working towards building a winner for nearly nine seasons.

In the first, the Mets blew the door open before the Cubs fans had a chance to find their seats. Lucas Duda, who has 13 strike outs in the postseason, broke out of his slump in a big way when he launched a three run bomb to left center field putting the Mets up 3-0. Travis d’Arnaud followed Duda with a shot of his own, an opposite field shot, to extend the lead to 4-0.

Duda was in the middle of the action again in the second, as he hit a line drive to right field, scoring David Wright and Daniel Murphy to put the Mets up 6-0.

With Steven Matz on the mound, the Cubs were kept off the scoreboard, as the rookie until the fourth inning when Kyle Schwarber grounded out scoring Jorge Soler, who doubled earlier in the inning.

The Mets added to their lead in the eighth when Murphy, MVP of the NLCS,  hit his sixth home run in his sixth straight game, a new MLB postseason record, to extend the Mets lead for good to 8-1.

Kris Bryant, who has not had a great NLCS, homered in the eighth, to pull the Cubs with five runs, at 8-3.

But the Mets super closer, Jeurys Familia entered the ninth inning and after a two-out walk to Miguel Montero, he struck out Dexter Fowler to secure the victory and a National League Pennant.

Congratulations to the Mets on a dream season. It’s not over, it has only begun.

David Conde

David Conde

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