Meet the Mets
Jacob deGrom struggled early but got key outs with runners in scoring position to hold the Dodgers to just a pair of runs. Meanwhile, Daniel Murphy drove in two runs for the Mets and scored a third on a Travis d'Arnaud sac fly. Brilliant relief work by Noah Syndergaard and Jeurys Familia sealed the deal for New York, who won 3-2 and clinched its first postseason series victory since 2006.
After the game, the celebration transferred from the field to the clubhouse, where the Mets created their own slip-and-slide.
Daniel Murphy is the latest Mets middle infielder to go from zero to hero.
Zack Greinke's decision to pitch to Murphy out of the stretch, even with no runners on base in the sixth inning, proved costly.
The Mets have just one day off before jumping into the NLCS on Saturday night. Matt Harvey will get the Game 1 start in Queens against Chicago's veteran southpaw Jon Lester.
When you take into account the grission of deGrom, the sheer dominance of Syndergaard, and Justin Turner's superb night at the plate, Game 5 featured a lot of great hair.
Around the NL East
The Good Phight welcomes in the Andy MacPhail era in earnest.
Around Major League Baseball
MLB.com has a position-by-position preview of the ALCS, which begins tonight in Kansas City.
The Jose Bautista bat flip from Game 5 of the Texas vs. Toronto ALDS is now tattooed on someone's body.
FanGraphs named Jake Arrieta as the NL Contact Manager of the Year.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
Jeff, Greg, and Steve recapped last night's excitement with Episode 147 of Amazin' Avenue Audio.
Also available: a Yoenis Cespedes bat flip t-shirt.