Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead
Again, the Mets proved they are the epitome of a team. The same day the Yankees' $200 million juggernaut gets ousted from the playoffs, the Mets swept the Dodgers to move on to the NLCS for the first time since 2000. The Mets needed a big boost from their pen and got it and they scored every run but one on singles. The Mets can beat you with the long ball, they can manufacture runs, or they can just hit nubbers, flubbers, and chop shots until they win. They won each game of this series in drasctically different ways and showed the baseball world why they are so good. Paul LoDuca, who I cannot apologize enough to for calling BloDuca, led the charge and proved again why he was such an integral part of the teams he was on in the past. The guy is just clutch. The guy is just consistent. The guy is Paulie Ballgame.
As for the Yankees, I was fortunate enough to watch the game from the lair of the beast and I watched it from Mickey Mantle's. The mood in there was a somber one as nobody could believe their eyes. The YES network was there and the woman doing the interviewing had written a lead in piece that started like this: To say the mood in here is somber would be an understatement.... It was. The mood in the bar was as if daddy just hit mommy at the dinner table. The place was uncomfortable as Jeremy Bonderman was just dealing and the Yankees season was crumbling. The Mets are now 5-0 in October and look as tight as ever. Willie showed us all just how much of a leash Steve Trachsel has and with a rested bullpen, he won't have much of a chance to let the game get away. There are so many good things happening for Mets fans right now and there is not one team they cannot match up against in these playoffs. Starting pitching be damned, this team has what it takes to overcome.