On this day in history, the 2015 New York Mets clinched their first National League Eastern Division title and first postseason berth since 2006. The Mets used the longball to wipe out the Cincinnati Reds, 10-2, at the Great American Ball Park. Lucas Duda set the tone, hitting a first-inning grand slam, followed by home runs by Curtis Granderson solo shot in the second and David Wright’s three-run HR in the ninth inning.
After the game, Mets captain David Wright said:
“When I was laying on my back rehabbing for the few months this summer, this is what you dream of, this is what motivates you, this is what drives you. Again it’s not just for what we do on the baseball field, but how close this team has become and how we are in the clubhouse. “I took that for granted. I am not going to take this for granted. I’ve played in the big leagues in 2004, ’05 and got my first playoff experience in ’06. You fast-forward that nine years; this has been a long-time coming.”
- Mets clinch National League East title – New York Daily News
- New York Mets clinch NL East title, go to playoffs – Sports Illustrated
- After Nine-Year Wait, the Mets Are Returning to the Postseason – New York Times
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