The New York Mets stamped their ticket to the postseason with a 7-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. The Amazin’s road the right arm of Max Scherzer, who in his first game back from a stint on the Injury List was simply perfect.
Scherzer tossed six perfect innings on just 68 pitches to notch the 200th win of his career, but came out of the game early as a precaution. It was ok with Scherzer, whose main focus is helping this team get to the playoffs.
“You play to get into the postseason. There’s a lot of ways for it not to work out. For us to be able to find a way to get into the postseason, that’s awesome. That’s what we celebrate. That’s what you play the game for.”
Pete Alonso got the Mets on the board first with a three-run bomb in the fourth inning, his 36th homer of the year. Two innings later, Francisco Lindor joined the party with a RBI triple, scoring Brandon Nimmo to make it 4-0. Daniel Voglebach drove in Lindor on a double to center.
After Milwaukee narrowed the Mets lead down to 5-2, Taylor Naquin and Tomas Nido added some needed insurance with RBI base hits respectively to put the game on ice, and send the Mets to the postseason for the 10th time in franchise history.