Mets Sweep Cubs, Going to World Series!

October 22, 2015

View from seat

Steven Matz on the mound

Last night is a night that I will never forget. The Mets beat the Cubs 8-3 to sweep the NLCS to advance to the World Series. I know the Mets were in the World Series in 2000, but this is different. I’m a working adult now, as opposed to a senior in college, and have the fortune to be able to go to big sporting events like last night. Also, what are the odds that they’d be playing in the city I live in, practically in my backyard? It was amazing to witness. This is a completely different team than the one I saw at Wrigley in May. The Cubs were different too, but I did not expect this outcome in four games.

Bartolo Colon

Daniel Murphy home run

Daniel Murphy home run

Since I had to work into the early evening, I arrived to the game at the bottom of the 4th inning and met Nik and our friend at our seats in section 420. The Mets were already up 6-0. I sat down and a few batters later, the Cubs had the bases loaded. Luckily Steven Matz and the Mets escaped by giving up only one run. It was a pretty good going game, with solid relief from Bartolo Colon. Daniel Murphy continued his amazing postseason play by hitting a home run in his sixth straight playoff game. I did have a brief moment of worry when Tyler Clippard gave up a two-run homer to Kris Bryant. It didn’t get any worse as Jeurys Familia came in and secured the win.

Top of the 9th

Mets win!

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Other miscellaneous memories from the night:

Getting on the video board mid-way through the game while wearing my orange David Wright All-Star Game “shirsey.”

Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

 

Jeurys Familia

Moving down behind the dugout and slapping hands with Familia.

Coming close to slapping hands with David Wright (see 1:02 into this video.)

Terry Collins champagne

Witnessing Terry Collins spray the crowd with Champagne.

 

Me with Sandy Alderson

A picture with Sandy Alderson on my way out of the stadium.

The full set of pictures, with a lot more on field celebration can be found here.

2 Responses to “Mets Sweep Cubs, Going to World Series!”

  1. […] Julie and I were on hand for Games Three and Four of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field between the Mets and Cubs. The Mets swept the Cubs in four games and never trailed the entire series. Considering all of the losing we’ve see the Mets do at Wrigley Field in the past eight years it was an amazing feat. Game Three Game Three was back and forth affair until 7th inning when the Mets pulled away for a 5-2 victory and a commanding lead in the series.  Julie has more pictures and a better recap here. Game Four The Mets started off the 1st inning with 4 runs and never looked back. Completing the sweep of the Cubs and heading to the World Series for the first time since 1986.  Julie has a much better recap here. […]

  2. […] the Mets last played at Wrigley Field, they swept the Cubs to win the NLCS and advanced to the World Series. Game four of that series is quite possibly one of the best […]

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