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