The Mets moved to within one win of the World Series as they went into Wrigley Field and beat the Cubs, 5-2, Tuesday night.
Jacob deGrom didn’t appear to have his best stuff/control yet he still limited the Cubs to two runs over seven innings, with both coming via solo homers. While his control seemed shaky, deGrom issued just one walk and fanned seven. He appeared to be in complete control when they took him out.
It wouldn’t be a playoff update without a Daniel Murphy note. Yes, he hit another homer, becoming the franchise leader with six playoff homers.
The Mets out-hit the Cubs, 11-5.
Jeurys Familia came on in the ninth and it started to rain. While we had bad flashbacks to the San Diego game, the umpires did not call for the tarp this time and Familia set down the side in order.
Mets go for the sweep Wednesday night.