New York Mets are going to NLCS
A m a z i n g !
Its the MLB postseason, and my San Francisco Giants are home. So I pull out an old Mets jersey and cheer on my hometown childhood team through a deciding game 5 of the National League Divisional Series. They're playing my most hated rival in all sports, Da Bums of L.A. The winner will go on to face the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS.
Tonight's game was tight with both teams gutting out two runs through five innings. Then comes the top of the sixth with the Mets at bat. With one out on a 3-2 count, second baseman Daniel Murphy crushes a 394ft. home run into the Los Angeles Night, silencing the stadium and giving the New York Mets a 3-2 lead that would hold up for the win.
A key blunder by the Da Bums was not covering third on a walk to a Mets batter earlier in the fourth. It allowed Murphy, who was going from first to second to take an extra base and steal third. I honestly had never seen a steal on a walk. It looked bizarre. The next Mets batter would hit a sacrifice fly, bringing Murphy home to tie the game at 2-2. You knew after that play that things were going right for the road warrior Mets and terribly wrong for Da Bums.
Sometime during the game there was a Dodger Blue blowup in the dugout by Andre Ethier as he disrespectfully jawed at manager Don Mattingly. The writing was on the wall. Da Bums were self-destructing under the pressure, in front of their home fans. The visiting Mets pitchers tasted blood and the chase was on.
With a 3-2 lead, the boys from Gotham simply shut the door on hitters down the stretch, bringing baseball season to a close in that crusty, dusty, fake metropolis of Southern California. Can't you tell I'm all broken up inside?