Monday, October 19, 2015
Arrieta Is Human After All
YESTERDAY IN POSTSEASON PLAY:
The Mets should probably start playing Bryan Adams on a loop from here on out as the team is looking shocking similar to the team that won it all in 1969. The Mets continued their improbable run as they chased Jake Arrieta from the game and rallied behind the arm of Noah Syndergaard and the bat of Daniel Murphy to take a 2-0 lead in the NLCS. However, the two teams will be leaving the cold weather of New York and resuming play in the warm confines of Wrigley Field on Tuesday where the Cubs hope to rebound from their disappointing start to the series.
Mets Cage Cubs 4-1
Lounging in the warmth of his office, Mets manager Terry Collins allowed his mind to wander after National League Championship Series Game 1. He knew what it would do for the Mets if they were able to beat Chicago's best pitcher, Jake Arrieta, in Game 2. He understood the sort of towel-waving frenzy it would create at Citi Field if the Mets could fly to Chicago sporting a 2-0 series lead. That's now reality for a Mets team perched two wins from its first pennant in 15 years. Daniel Murphy's torrid October continued with a two-run homer off Arrieta, who gave up four runs for the second straight outing in a 4-1 Mets win Sunday night over the Cubs. On a night that saw temperatures again dip into the low 40s, Murphy and pitcher Noah Syndergaard warmed a club that took full advantage of its home-field edge.
POSTSEASON PREDICTIONS: Read my post from October 6th to see how many I have gotten wrong!
CURRENT POSTSEASON PICTURE:
National League Championship Series
New York leads series 2-0
Game 3: Tuesday, October 20, at 8:00 PM
American League Championship Series
Kansas City leads series 2-0
Game 3: Monday, October 19, at 8:00 PM
Still Nothing (i.e. the Phillies are still unable to move Ryan Howard and have yet to find a GM)!
The Phillies finally put an end to the season finishing in last place in the NL East with a record of 63-99. Given the departures, aging stars, injuries, and bipolar performances tis season, this has ended up being one of the worst seasons in franchise history! However, there are some former Phillies still making headlines in the playoffs this year.