Their victory over the Phillies also ensured that they will host a wild-card game on Wednesday at Citi Field against the Cardinals or the Giants.
By defeating the Phillies on the road Friday night, the Mets’ magic number for a National League wild-card berth stood at a single game.
The New York Mets clinched a playoff spot Saturday, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 to secure the top National League wild card.
For the second time in as many seasons, the New York Mets are headed to the postseason. By virtue of Saturday's 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, the Mets clinched a wild-card berth a week after the Washington Nationals celebr...
It was not exactly how they sketched it out back in spring training, but the Mets eventually got to their goal Saturday.