When outsiders mocked the Mets’ pitcher who openly admitted that their goal was the World Series this year, their teammates just nodded and got back to work.
Well, it’s true!
Wednesday night, while the rest of the baseball world just shook their heads in disbelief, the Mets were where they believe they belonged which was heading to the World Series for the first time in 15 years!
Daniel Murphy hit a historic home run as the Mets finished off the Cubs, 8-3, at Wrigley Field to complete a stunning four-game sweep of the National League Championship Series, according to DailyNews.
“People kind of giggled at us and laughed at us when we proclaimed we were going to be a playoff team,” said David Wright. “I am pretty sure we were underdogs going into the L.A. series, pretty sure we were underdogs in the Chicago series. To go out there and win it with this group of guys and prove everybody else wrong, I kind of hate that cliche, but it feels really good. We knew had a good team in spring training and we backed it up.”
Yoenis Cespedes, who left the game in the bottom of the second inning with a sore left shoulder, was part of the celebration. Cespedes claimed that he will be ready for the World Series, after speaking with doctors.
Murphy, named the NLCS MVP, crushed a fastball off Fernando Rodney in the top of the eighth, marking his sixth postseason game with a home run, a brand new MLB record, according to DailyNews.
The 30-year-old second baseman went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored Wednesday to put an exclamation mark on the sweeps. He finished the series hitting .529 with four home runs, a double and six RBI.
Murphy just wants to keep the good times going.