That’s what I feel like doing, celebrating! “Captain America” David Wright put the finishing touches on an afternoon of momentous proportions by mashing a three-run shot in the top of the ninth. The Mets had been picked by various sources throughout Spring Training as the second or third-best team in the National League East. Today, they clinched that division title by crushing the Cincinnati Reds 10-3, despite being outhit 13-10. Lucas Duda started the scoring in the first by launching a grand slam, and the Mets didn’t put up a zero until the fourth inning.
Matt Harvey was stellar over a surprising 6.2 innings. May I ask, if we are supposed to be limiting his innings, then why was he out so long? Perhaps the management has decided that the number of pitches thrown are more important than innings pitched. He struck out six batters, while walking none. During this series, the Mets starters have not walked a batter, and the entire pitching staff had 32 strikeouts to a mere 3 walks. That’s impressive.
The Mets have clinched a National League East title for the first time in nine years, and they appear to be regaining their swagger at the most vital moment of the year. With the St. Louis Cardinals suffering multiple critical injuries in the past week, and none of the other NL postseason teams seeming invincible, this really could be a magical season for the New York Mets.