Daniel Murphy is officially a postseason legend, and the New York Mets are actually going to the World Series.
For the first time since 2000 – and only the fifth time in franchise history – the Mets punched their ticket to the Fall Classic on Wednesday, with an 8-3 walloping of the Cubs in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. While the Cubs had high hopes of giving the Mets a run for their money as the series shifted to Wrigley Field (OK, Bill Murray did), they were powerless against the Mighty Murph, who crushed 4 home runs in the series en route to claiming the NLCS MVP award. Oh, and the pitching was pretty good too.
Of course, there’s plenty of credit to go around, and from the looks of things, each and every Met will get his moment in the sun. Because to no one’s surprise, the Flushing Faithful are in the mood to celebrate.
As soon as their victory was in the bag, Mets manager Terry Collins showered fans that made the trip to Chicago with champagne, and the party didn’t stop there. Meanwhile, outside of the Windy City, fans took to social media to rejoice and, well, make jokes at the Cubbies’ expense.
Sorry Cubs…METS WIN! https://t.co/F5zIJNAJTE
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 22, 2015
Now, the Mets get to keep the party going for a few days while the Royals and Blue Jays continue to slug it out in the ALCS. They better not enjoy it too much, though, because they’ve got to do it all over again when the World Series begins on October 27.