For the first time since 2016, the New York Mets are going to the playoffs. The Mets entered the year with a talented roster and playoff aspirations. They delivered, as this 2022 season has been a special one for the Mets.
They clinched a playoff berth with Monday night’s 7-2 win in Milwaukee against the Brewers. The win puts the Mets at 94-55. They still have their one-game lead in the division on the Atlanta Braves.
After some relatively concerning play in a series with the Chicago Cubs just a week ago, the Mets deserve credit. They have played much better baseball as of late and are now on a five-game winning streak. Now, the Mets have just 13 games left this year to win this division.
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Max Scherzer records 200th career victory:
In tonight’s playoff-clinching win, Max Scherzer got his 200th win. He has had a special career and provided the Mets with everything they could have asked for when they signed him.
In his first game back from injury, Scherzer gave the Mets six perfect innings. He threw just 68 pitches and recorded nine strikeouts. Scherzer got his 10th win of 2022 and now has a 2.15 ERA.
Also returning from injury was Tylor Megill. He came in for the seventh. Megill struggled, allowing a hit which was followed by a two-run homer.
Seth Lugo and Adam Ottavino both threw scoreless innings in the eighth and ninth.
Mets bats total 10 hits, have great night:
Francisco Lindor and Eduardo Escobar had two-hit games. Lindor had one RBI, putting him up to 95 on the year.
Pete Alonso got things going for the Mets in the fourth. He destroyed a three-run home run to deep left field.
At the top of the lineup, both Brandon Nimmo and Jeff McNeil had a hit, walk, and run scored.
The hot streak for Tomas Nido continued in this one. He had a big RBI single in the eighth that helped extend the lead to five runs.
Trade deadline acquisitions Daniel Vogelbach and Tyler Naquin contributed with RBI hits in this game.
Across the board, aside from a shaky bottom of the seventh that cut the lead to 5-2, this was a productive game that the Mets needed to have. Hopefully, they keep this momentum and take the series Tuesday night. Making the playoffs is a great first step, now, the focus turns toward an NL East pennant.