Five Things You Missed

5 Things: Mets Advance to World SeriesThe New York Mets are headed to their first World Series since the 2000 Subway Series.
5 Things: Championship Series’ SetBaseball’s final four is set: Blue Jays and Royals in the American League and Mets and Cubs in the National League. The fun continues tonight in Kansas City.
5 Things: Road Teams Dominate Start of PlayoffsThrough four playoff games, the road teams are undefeated. The home teams will try to turn it around Friday in the first day of full playoff action: four games spread throughout the day for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.
5 Things: Fight for Final Playoff SpotsWhile most of the races are wrapped up (see below), there is still a three-team race for the final American League wild card spot.
5 Things: Yogi Berra’s Death And Major MilestonesAs teams compete for playoff stops in these final weeks, baseball lost an icon who was a postseason fixture throughout his long career.
5 Things: Harper Hits No. 40, Rangers in FirstThis week’s recap mixes the fun and serious (in baseball terms). There was a record-setting game and some impressive and comical individual performances. Buckle up for the stretch run.
5 Things: Mets Sweep Nats; Hudson to RetireYou know it was an exciting week when Yadier Molina’s plate-tapping bat break, Gerrit Cole’s rosin explosion, and Bartolo Colon’s behind-the-back flip don’t make the cut.
5 Things: Triple Play, No-No, and Catch of the YearThis week’s recap has several rare events: a triple play, a no-hitter, and a straight steal of home. It also has what I think is the catch of the year so far. Enjoy.
5 Things: Verlander, Fiers Dominate As Mets Get HotThe Mets offense has been nothing short of a juggernaut since the trade deadline and Monday’s record-setting performance in Philadelphia was the latest highlight.
5 Things: Walk Off Magic, Playoff Races And Questionable ParentingSummer is winding down but baseball season is definitely heating up as we rapidly make our way towards September.
5 Things: A No-Hitter And A Perfect Day For Home TeamsIt’s definitely scoreboard-watching time in ballparks across America. The two Central divisions aren’t very tight, but the other divisions—as well as the multiple wild card spots—are still very much in doubt.
5 Things: Mets In First And Rollins Returns To PhillyThe trade deadline brought about a lot of moves, but perhaps the most surprising came on Tuesday, when Detroit Tigers general manager and president Dave Dombrowski was fired. Dombrowski’s contract did not go past this season.
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