The MLB postseason

by Connor Green | Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Yesterday was another crazy day in the MLB postseason, the New York Mets won 8-3 to finish their sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS and the Toronto Blue Jays stayed alive winning 7-1 to bring the series to game 6. The Mets will be going to the World Series for the first time since 2000 and much of that has come because of the red hot bat of Daniel Murphy and their stellar pitching. The Cubs scored 20 runs in the divisional series against the St. Louis Cardinals (won series 3-1), however the Cubs only scored 8 runs in the championship series against the Mets (Mets swept, won 4-0). The New York Mets are riding the hot bat of Daniel Murphy, who hit for a home run in his 6th consecutive postseason game, which is an MLB postseason record. The Mets got three home runs and 8 runs last night in their series clinching win at Wrigley. The Mets pitching have been lights out this postseason and their young aces are shining brightly come game time. Jacob Degrom, the Mets best pitcher this year, has an incredible 1.80 ERA (earned run average) and a 3-0 record in the postseason, the Mets big three (Matt Harvey, Jacob Degrom and Noah Syndergaard) have a combined 6-1 record in the postseason. The Mets will have some time to rest before the World Series and I am guessing Daniel Murphy needs it considering how often he’s run the bases.

In the ALCS, the Toronto Blue Jays stayed alive with a 7-1 victory at home against the Kansas City Royals. The Royals still have a 3-2 lead in the series and will host game 6 (and game 7 if needed), however the Blue Jays have now won 4 straight elimination games and will only need two more to reach the World Series. The Royals lost to the Giants in the World Series last year and look for another chance, and a different outcome, this year. The Blue Jays have not been to a World Series since 1993, when they won the whole thing, the Jays scored the most runs in baseball in the regular season and will have to rely on that dynamic offense if they want a chance to win it all. Game 6 of this series will take place Friday night at 8:07 ET, the pitching match up will be the Jays David Price against Yordano Ventura. Although the Royals need one last nail in the coffin to win the series, I think the Blue Jays might just break out of that coffin and make this one much more interesting. Regardless of the outcome we will see a great World Series match up, and at the end of the day a champion will be crowned.

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