Games 5, 6 and 7 of the 2015 World Series are scheduled to be played in November. With the way the Mets are playing right now, however, this baseball season will be wrapped up on Halloween night and the main event on NYC’s early November calendar will simply be a parade down the Canyon of Heroes.
The Mets continued to steamroll the “competition” Wednesday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS with an 8-3 win. Game 1 of the World Series is slated for next Tuesday night against the Blue Jays or Royals. Kansas City leads the ALCS, 3-2, with Game 6 set for Friday night at KC. The Mets’ first ever World Series home game at Citi Field will be Game 3 and will take place on Friday, Oct. 30.
The Mets left little doubt as to what team was the best in the National League in 2015 Wednesday at Wrigley as they were up 6-0 midway through the second and 8-1 after another improbable Daniel Murphy home run. Murphy’s two-run blast to center in the eighth inning made MLB history as the Mets’ second baseman became the first player ever to hit a home run in six straight postseason games. The incredible Murphy had four hits on the night.
Early on, Lucas Duda clubbed a Jason Hammel offering over the center field bricks for a three-run home run and sent the Wrigley crowd into full “here-we-go-again” mode. Travis D’Arnaud cemented the mood in the first inning as he homered to right center field in the very next at-bat.
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Duda tacked on another two runs when he doubled to right in the top of the second, plating David Wright and Murphy to give the Mets a 6-0 lead.
New York got the job done on the mound and in the field as well in Game 4. Steven Matz was sensational. The 24-year-old lefty worked into the fifth inning, allowing just one earned run on four hits. He struck out four and walked two on 76 pitches. The difference in glove work was striking as well. Chicago’s Kyle Schwarber again looked lost in left field, at one point taking a ball of his wrist while attempting to make a basket catch and also allowing a triple to Wilmer Flores . On the flip side, Wright leapt and caught a screaming liner by Starlin Castro at third base in the fourth inning, preventing the Cubs from truly getting back into it. The Cubs would score a run in the fourth, coming via an RBI groundout by Schwarber, but couldn’t fully tilt momentum.