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World Series 2015 Dates, MLB TV Schedule and Predictions; New York Mets Sweep into World Series for Championship Games

( [email protected] ) Oct 22, 2015 12:02 PM EDT
The New York Mets swept the upstart Chicago Cubs, 8-3 in Game 4 of a lopsided NLCS on Wednesday at the Wrigley Field to clinch a World Series bid, their first since 2000, MLB.com reported. The victory against the Cubs was a sweet one for the Mets as it capped the first four-game sweep of a postseason series in franchise history.
Oct 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays players celebrate on the field after defeating the Texas Rangers in game five of the ALDS at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets swept the upstart Chicago Cubs, 8-3 in Game 4 of a lopsided NLCS on Wednesday at the Wrigley Field to clinch a World Series bid, their first since 2000, MLB.com reported. The victory against the Cubs was a sweet one for the Mets as it capped the first four-game sweep of a postseason series in franchise history.

The Mets victory also sets the 2015 World Series matchup, the report added.

"The World Series," Mets third baseman David Wright kept saying, over and over again. "The World Series."

"Say that one more time, Dave," hitting coach Kevin Long yelled from nearby.

"The World Series!" Wright complied.

"You get so excited when you're able to come together and accomplish something like this," NLCS MVP Daniel Murphy added.

The Mets showed their dominance against the Cubs at the Wrigley Field with Luca Duda hitting a three-run home run off Jason Hammel in the first inning and a two-run double off Travis Wood in the second, giving the Mets a 6-0 lead. The Cubs never came close with the visiting Mets demonstrated their might.

"I've been telling everybody that asked, it's pretty surreal to be in this position," Duda said. "I'm speechless. It's something that you dream about, and it's finally coming true. It's pretty special."

After the ninth inning, the Mets came running into the field, hugging each other to celebrate their first NL pennant in 15 years. The New York Mets will be waiting for the outcome of the American League Championship Series between the Blue Jays and Royals, who lead the series 3-2.

"They did not let us up for air at any point," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "Their domination of the early part of the game and their pitching was impressive. They played well. They didn't make mistakes. So it's not so much to be disappointed in our performance. They were just that good for four days, man. I've got to give them credit."

According to Bleacher Report, similar dominance is being displayed by the Kansas City Royals in the ALCS, "though the Toronto Blue Jays showed grit in bouncing back with a 7-1 victory on Wednesday to cut their series deficit to 3-2. Toronto still has its work cut out with the ALCS headed back to Kauffman Stadium, though."

2015 World Series Schedule of Dates

Game

Date

Matchup

TV

1

Tuesday, Oct. 27

NL Champion at AL Champion

Fox

2

Wednesday, Oct. 28

NL Champion at AL Champion

Fox

3

Friday, Oct. 30

AL Champion at NL Champion

Fox

4

Saturday, Oct. 31

AL Champion at NL Champion

Fox

5*

Sunday, Nov. 1

AL Champion at NL Champion

Fox

6*

Tuesday, Nov. 3

NL Champion at AL Champion

Fox

7*

Wednesday, Nov. 4

NL Champion at AL Champion

Fox