2. Keep the offense firing on all cylinders
Daniel Murphy is the obvious name to watch but other guys on offense started to pick their game up in the NLCS as well. Travis D’Arnaud chipped in two home runs while slashing .267/.313/.667, Lucas Duda slashed a healthy .400/.455/.900 and threw in his own longball to go with a whopping 6 RBI. Yoenis Cespedes was of course a force (.286/.33/.357 + 2 RBI) and even David Wright started to get his feel back, slashing .286/.444/.429 with an RBI of his own. The Mets key batters are coming around at the right time, and going against a beatable starting staff in Kansas City the Mets will need to strike quickly before Kansas City can get to one of it’s trusted and talented bullpen arms.
Three keys: pitch well, hit well, field well. Damn, what a concept.