New York Mets

For the first time since 2016, the New York Mets are heading to the MLB Playoffs. The team clinched their postseason berth on Monday night following a 7-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

While the Mets have been dealing with the surging Atlanta Braves while also working through some struggles of their own, they’ve put themselves in a position where they continue to maintain a lead in the National League East and find themselves, for now, in the No. 2 spot in the NL behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The playoff-clinching win also coincidences with the return of Max Scherzer, who threw six perfect innings before being pulled over concerns about his oblique injury. Even so, it ended up being the 200th win of his career. Pete Alonso added to the fun, hitting a three-run home run and giving himself 118 RBIs on the season, which is just shy of the club record of 124, shared by Mike Piazza and David Wright.

Since the advent of the wild card, this is the Met’s sixth trip to the postseason, though they hope to be a division winner this season, something they did in 2006 and 2015. They were an NL wild card team in 1999, 2000, and 2016. They also have two NL pennants in that time, 2000 and 2015, though they lost in the World Series both times.

However it ends, Mets fans are excited to get back into the playoffs and the MLB world had some fun reactions to the news on Monday.

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About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.