The Mets clinched the National League East crown and their spot in the postseason with a 10-2 victory over the Reds. Matt Harvey, much to everyone's surprise, pitched 6.2 innings of two-run ball, striking out six, walking none, and allowing nine hits. Lucas Duda hit a first-inning grand slam, the first of his career and his third home run in the past two games. Curtis Granderson also homered, and Michael Cuddyer contributed a two-run double. And to put the icing on the cake, David Wright, who has waited nine years to return to the playoffs, blasted a three-run home run in the eighth.
Fittingly enough, Matt Harvey silenced his critics and clinched the Mets' trip to the post season on National Batman Day. Toss in the storybook late-inning home run for Wright and it's tough to imagine a better way to seal a matchup with the Dodgers in the NLDS.
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