NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The ‘Let’s go Mets’ chants were going non-stop all night — even before the game was over, fans started celebrating and counting this one as a win.
They weren’t getting ahead of themselves either, Wednesday night’s game was all Mets from the first pitch on.
Daniel Murphy homered in his record sixth straight postseason game and the Mets reached the World Series for the first time in 15 years, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-3 Wednesday night for a playoff sweep.
Now, Mets fans are ready for the World Series.
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The die hard fans could not contain their excitement from the moment the game started. The Playwright Pub in Midtown was packed with a sea of orange and blue.
If fans were feeling pretty good about a sweep of the Cubs going into the game, their excitement grew as the Mets took an early lead and shut down Chicago.
On Wednesday night, the Amazins’ fans felt unstoppable, and there was a feeling that this momentum would make them World Series Champions.
“I’m excited right now. I’ll remember this right now,” Angel Hernandez told CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco.
“I am dying to see this type of championship in my life. See those Mets make it,” Albert Bourgon said.
After the Mets clinched the pennant Governor Andrew Cuomo offered his congratulations.
“For Mets fans everywhere, the long wait is over. Determined youth combined with strong and experienced leadership have jolted the Amazins to the pinnacle of National League success. As a Queens native, I couldn’t be prouder that my hometown team is bound for the World Series. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I congratulate Manager Terry Collins and the entire Mets organization on this tremendous accomplishment. They have made one of the most faithful fan bases in all of professional sports incredibly proud. I can’t wait to see the Mets of New York Town give it their all in next week’s World Series – because I’m confident they’ll go all the way.” Cuomo said in a statement.
The Mets website got a little ahead of itself earlier Wednesday. Before the game had even started, a glitch showed off the team’s championship gear. It included a logo declaring the Mets ‘National League Champions’ and a t-shirt with the phrase ‘The Pennant Will Rise.’
The mistake was corrected, but not before people grabbed some screenshots.