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Final Score: Mets 8, Cubs 3—The Mets win the pennant!

The New York Murphys are going to World Series!

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Led by a resurgent Lucas Duda and the untouchably hot Daniel Murphy, the Mets defeated the Cubs 8-3 to sweep the NLCS. Steven Matz and the Mets' bullpen were solid, and the Mets' offense exploded with home runs from Duda, Travis d'Arnaud, and of course, Murphy. At this point, there's simply nothing else to be said about Murphy's dominance this postseason, so let's just take a look at the records he broke:

  • Most consecutive postseason games with a home run (6)
  • Most consecutive games with a home run for a Mets, regular or postseason (6)
  • Most postseason home runs (7) by a second baseman, passing Chase Utley
  • First player to have four or more total bases in six consecutive postseason games
  • Tied the Mets single season postseason record for hits (16)
Murphy is obviously the NLCS MVP. Perhaps his performance is best summed up by his Wikipedia page:

On a more sobering note, Yoenis Cespedes exited after left shoulder soreness, and was reportedly not able to raise his left arm. However, he'll have plenty of time to rest up before the World Series against the Royals or Blue Jays starting on Tuesday.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

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