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deGrom is deMan!

October 20, 2015, Queens, NY  It wasn’t supposed to be this easy, and it’s still not over, at least not technically. Tonight, the Mets, on the backs of Jacob deGrom, David Wright, Daniel Murphy, and Yoenis Cespedes, soundly defeated the Chicago Cubs to take a 3-0 lead in the best of seven series.

The Mets have three legitimate aces making them more than just a formidable opponent for any team. deGrom had another strong post-season outing on the road. He went seven innings, gave up two runs on four hits, and struck out seven. The Cubs have no margin for error and would have to beat Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, and deGrom (in a Game 7) to win the series. Highly unlikely.

Terry Collins discusses Daniel Murphy

Terry Collins discusses Daniel Murphy

Daniel Murphy hit his fifth home run in as many games in the third inning off of Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks. When asked about it, here’s what Mets manager Terry Collins had to say. “I’ve watched a lot of baseball over the years and I don’t think I’ve seen anybody put on this kind of a show on this stage like he has so far. I mean, even the guys in the dugout, and they’re baseball guys too, and they’re saying the same thing.  The question is, ‘Who is this guy?'”

Do the Wright Thing

Do the Wright Thing

David Wright has hit himself out of his slump getting three hits, walking once, and scoring two runs. He made a stellar play in the bottom of the ninth on a high-bouncing ground ball that he leaped high to catch and then made a strong throw.

Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes added three hits, solidifying his standing as one of the most productive and impactful players ever acquired at the trading deadline. He drove in two runs and scored a run. The Mets went ahead for good in the sixth inning, 3-2, and added two more runs in the seventh inning. Reliever Jeurys Familia retired the Cubs in order in the ninth inning.

Tomorrow’s pitching match up has the Mets sending Steven Matz to the mound against Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel. First pitch is at 8:07 p.m. (EST) and the game will be televised by TBS. Check your local listings.

Professor Clifford Benton can be reached at @cliffordbenton.

 

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