Mets make history during postseason

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The New York Mets huddle in and celebrate after winning Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, qualifying them to compete in the World Series against the Kansas City Royals. Courtesy of cbsnews.com

The New York Mets threw a curveball to spectators by making history in the postseason playoffs, enabling them to advance in the World Series for the first time in 15 years.
With a record score of 90-72 during the season, the Mets ranked third within the National League of Baseball, qualifying them to compete in the National League Division Series (NLDS) against No. 2 seed, the Los Angeles Dodgers.  
Mets’ shortstop Mr. Ruben Tejada broke his leg during the second game of the NLDS after the Dodgers’ second baseman Mr. Chase Utley performed an illegal slide. With this defensive lapse, Mr. Wilmer Flores replaced Mr. Tejada as the Mets’ starting shortstop, which brought doubt to players and fans for future victories in the playoffs.

The New York Mets huddle in and celebrate after winning Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, qualifying them to compete in the World Series against the Kansas City Royals. Courtesy of cbsnews.com
The New York Mets huddle in and celebrate after winning Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, qualifying them to compete in the World Series against the Kansas City Royals.
Courtesy of cbsnews.com.

“We’re losing our starting shortstop now for the rest of the playoffs,” New York Mets’ second baseman Mr. Kelly Johnson said in an interview with ESPN.  “He’s got a broken fibula. It cost us potentially this game. And we don’t have anything to show for it.”
Despite this loss, the New York Mets won 3-2 against the Dodgers during the series, which came as a shock to many of the spectators.  
Advancing to the National League Champion Series after beating the Chicago Cubs 4-0, the team has the opportunity to compete in the World Series against the Kansas City Royals.  The Mets currently hold two World Series titles, previously winning in 1969 and 1986. They last competed in the 2000 World Series, where they lost to the New York Yankees.

Convent of the Sacred Heart sophomore Jackie Koletas believes the Mets’ reaching the World Series is not just exciting for fans, but also celebratory for New York in general.
“I’m really excited as a New Yorker. I’m mainly a Yankees fan, but it’s really exciting that the Mets made it to the World Series,” Jackie said. 

Upper School English Teacher and Chair of the English Department Dr. William Mottolese, a longtime Mets fan, praises the pitching skills of Mr. Jacob deGrom and the team’s ability to persevere during rough times.
“When you stick with your team when times are down, it makes moments like these worth it,” Dr. Mottolese said.  “They are a young team with a bright future, and I believe they have the potential to make it into the playoffs in future seasons.”
The New York Mets will compete against the Kansas City Royals October 27 at 8:00 pm in the first game of the World Series.
– Izzy Sio, Co-Arts and Entertainment Editor and Co-Photo Editor