The Mets beat the Dodgers 3-2 tonight to advance to the NLCS, where they'll face the Cubs beginning with Game 1 on Saturday at Citi Field. Never mind that for now, as we're still reveling in the excitement of the Game 5 win in Los Angeles. Daniel Murphy was the offensive hero, factoring into all three Mets runs. Jacob deGrom didn't have his best stuff, but he gutted out six innings and handed the ball to Noah Syndergaard, who blew 100 MPH heat past the Dodgers to get through the seventh. Jeurys Familia sealed the deal with six straight outs to nail down the save and send the Mets into full-on celebration mode.
Let's begin at the end, with Familia striking out Howie Kendrick to end the game.
The Mets got on the board in the top of the inning on a double by Murphy that scored Granderson from first. Murphy ended up on third.
In the top of the fourth, Murphy stood on first when Lucas Duda drew a walk against Zack Greinke. As the Dodgers' infield was severely shifted for Duda, Murphy jogged through second base and ran all the way to third. Murphy then scored on a Travis d'Arnaud foul out to tie the game 2-2.
The Daniel Murphy show continued in the sixth. Murphy homered off Greinke to give the Mets a 3-2 lead they'd hold until the end.
Syndergaard finished off the seventh inning by striking out Justin Turner on a curveball from hell.
Even Sandy Alderson celebrated the victory with a Budweiser shower and dance.