Mets: The Flushing Power Company Overloads Chicago’s Grid

Saturday night’s energy for Game 1 of the NLCS at Citi Field was provided in large supply by the Flushing Power Company.

New York City’s local Consolidated Edison company was on scene merely as a precautionary back up in the event of unforeseen service disruptions.  Thankfully, and to some degree of relief, everything worked out according to plan.

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Dare I say, the system worked beautifully.

In fact, the Mets battery of Matt Harvey and Travis d’Arnaud generated more voltage than Chicago’s grid could handle.

Once Harvey switched on the generators, there was little insulating the opposition. The Dark Knight promptly made the Cubs’ fur stand at attention with four perfect innings, and seven-plus electrifying frames of pure Real Deal voltage overall.

Chicago gallantly tried short circuiting Matt Harvey with line drives hit back through the box, but Yoenis Cespedes stepped in and tasered Javier Baez with a throw from left that grounded the Cubs dead in their tracks.  Meanwhile, Harvey put a shock into Anthony Rizzo with a stray fastball, and continued methodically blowing out the rest of Chicago’s remaining devices.

Daniel Murphy fittingly provided the game’s initial jolt off Jon Lester in the first inning, with a two-out 386-foot charge arching home plate with thankful fans in the right field stands.

It was Murphy’s second home run in as many games, and his fourth of the postseason.  Through six total games, Murphy is slashing .320/.320/.840, with 6 RBI.

The indifferent and stubborn Cubs came sniffing back for more as their very nature demands, but stopped when Matt Harvey‘s battery mate struck the sweet Rising Apple(!) with a clap of thunder and bolt of lightning.

Put another way, Travis d’Arnaud‘s prodigious home run off Jon Lester in the sixth inning landed 436 feet away, denting Citi Field’s iconic center field home run apple, and causing it to rise in triumph.

“It’s a simple matter of voltage.” – Gene Hackman, Crimson Tide

Chicago, your electricity bill is in the mail.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call 1-WIN-GAME-TWO.

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