Saturday, October 1, 2016
The Mets Clinched Home Field in The Wild Card Game
On August 8th I wrote a pessimistic journal entry about the Mets. At that point they were losing and were several games behind in the race for a wild card spot in the postseason. It was a tough situation as they lost 3 of the 5 strating pitchers to injuries. There were also long term injuries to Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, and David Wright. The team came back to life as Asrubal Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes returned from short term injuries. Minor league reinforcements including Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, and T. J. Rivera also helped.
Their victory against the Phillies today clinched the home field advantage in the wild card game on Wednesday against the Cardinals or Giants. In one game or a short series anything can happen.