By: Michael Ganci

Rapid Recap: That’s How You Retaliate- Offensive Onslaught Leads Mets to Game 3 Victory


TONIGHT’S CROWD: Tonight’s sellout crowd of 44,276 is the largest crowd for a Mets game in Citi Field history and the eighth sellout of the 2015 season. It’s the second-largest crowd all-time in Citi Field history overall, trailing only the 2013 All-Star Game, which drew 45,186.

PLAYOFFS AT CITI FIELD: The Mets secured a victory in the first playoff game in the history of Citi Field last night. The last home win in a playoff game came in Game 6 of the 2006 NLCS vs. St. Louis at Shea Stadium (Mets won, 4-2).

COME FROM BEHIND WINS: New York fell behind, 3-0, after the top of the second inning before going on to win, 13-7. It was the Mets’ first come-from-behind win of the postseason. New York recorded 40 comeback wins during the regular season, which were tied for the fifth-most in the majors. The Mets led the majors in comeback victories after Aug. 1 with 18. The last time New York overcame a three-run deficit in a playoff game was Game Three of the 1988 NLCS vs. Los Angeles (Mets trailed 3-0 before winning, 8-4).

METS RUNS: Tonight’s 13 runs scored set a franchise postseason high, surpassing the previous total of 12 runs, which occurred in Game Four of the NLCS on Oct. 15, 2006 at St. Louis.

THREE RUNS AND THREE RBI: Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d’Arnaud became the first two players in franchise history to score at least three runs and record at least three RBI in a postseason game. Cespedes and d’Arnaud also both collected three hits. It’s also the first time a pair of Mets players have had three or more hits in the same postseason game since Game Two of the 1973 World Series at Oakland when Cleon Jones and Bud Harrelson each had three hits.

METS 3 RBI GAMES: With Yoenis Cespedes, Travis d’Arnaud and Curtis Granderson all recording at least three RBI, it’s the first time in Mets history that three players recorded at least three RBI in a postseason game. The last time three players each drove in at least three runs in a postseason game overall was Oct. 4, 2005 when Scott Podsednik, A.J. Pierzynski and Juan Uribe all did so for the White Sox vs. the Red Sox in Game One of the ALDS.

METS IN GAME 3s: With tonight’s win, the Mets improved to 11-4 in Game 3s in the postseason all-time (8-3 at home).

YOENIS CESPEDES: Was 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored. Recorded the first three-hit game of his postseason career. His three-run homer in the fourth inning was his second of this postseason and the third postseason home run of his career. Recorded the fifth multi-hit game of his postseason career. Cespedes tallied 57 multi-hit games during the regular season, which was tied for fourth-most in MLB. He has hit safely in all but one of his 13 career postseason games. Is now batting .346 (18-52) with three home runs and 10 RBI in 13 career postseason games.

HOME RUNS IN CONSECUTIVE POSTSEASON GAMES: Yoenis Cespedes is the first Met to homer in consecutive postseason games since John Olerud homered in back-to-back games on Oct. 16-17, 1999 (Games Four and Five) in the NLCS vs. Atlanta.

TRAVIS d’ARNAUD: Recorded his first career postseason hit and RBI with his single in the second inning before hitting his first career career postseason home run in the third inning. Was the first postseason home run in Citi Field history. Finished the game 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored. His three RBI matches the most RBI by a Mets catcher in a postseason game in team history. Gary Carter did it twice (both in 1986) while Mike Piazza did it once (1999).

CURTIS GRANDERSON: Tied a franchise record with five RBI in a single postseason game. Done three other times and last by Carlos Delgado in Game Four of the 2006 NLCS at St. Louis. Finished the game 2-for-5 and is batting .545 (6-11) with five RBI this postseason.

MATT HARVEY: Threw 5 innings and allowed three runs, two earned, with two walks and seven strikeouts in his first career postseason start to earn his first postseason win. In each of the three games in this series, a Mets starter made his postseason debut and struck out at least seven batters.




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About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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