New York Mets Playoffs Push Has Us Busy
Hey readers, sorry F&TS has been late with new content. But, there’s a good reason, we have New York Mets fever. Yours truly and a number of our Fantasy Football league GMs are diehard Orange and Blue fans. The New York Mets playoffs push has captivated our hearts and minds. Since that heart-stopping Game 5 thriller against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the divisional series, we have been riveted to the MLB playoffs. Even when we were fortunate to get invites to MSG to watch the Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux championship fight, we were glued to the National League Championship Series between our Mets and the Chicago Cubs.
NLCS Game 1
As Bob Murphy, the departed legendary New York Mets broadcaster would say, “It’s a happy recap,” thanks to a big home run by Travis D’Arnaud to give the Mets a 3-1 lead in the seventh inning. The Amazins and Cubs added on a run to make the final score 4-2. The Dark Knight, Matt Harvey provided a great pitching performance, staying in the game until the eighth inning and Jeurys Familia picked up the save. The Mets lead the series 1-0 over the Cubs.
NLCS Game 2
Noah Syndergaard took the mound for the Mets in a matchup against Jake Arrieta of the Cubs. Captain David Wright got the Mets’ scoring started with an RBI double in the first inning that scored, Curtis Granderson. One batter later, second baseman Daniel Murphy hit another postseason home run to give the Mets a 3-0 lead. Then Granderson robbed Chris Coghlan of a home run to keep the Cubs off the board the next half-inning. Granderson’s catch reminded me of Endy Chavez’s leap in the 2006 NLCS to rob Scott Rolen of the St. Louis Cardinals of a homerun. But Chavez’ leap was more epic. Unfortunately, the Mets lost that game. This night, the Mets would go onto to win the game, 4-1, thanks to a solid pitching performance from Thor and clutch hitting. The Mets lead the series 2-0 over the Cubs.
Ramos Good Luck Charm
Thanks to TV personality and model Lisa Ramos for the feature image. It was taken at Citi Field when she served as an on-air correspondent for Express Written Consent on MLB.com earlier this season. Hopefully, she is the New York Mets playoffs push as much as we are.