The New York Mets swept the Chicago Cubs Wednesday night with ease, winning 8-3. The Mets scored six runs in the first two innings and never looked back on their way to their fifth World Series appearance.

The Mets reached the World Series in 1969, 1973, 1986 and 2000. They won the 1969 and 1986 series.

The Mets' Daniel Murphy continued to be the best player in all of the postseason, going 4-for-5 with a home run in the eighth. Murphy's home run set an MLB record for most consecutive postseason games with a homer (6). He's having a performance unlike I have ever seen before. Not only is he getting home runs, but he is consistently getting on base any way he can.

It wasn't all good news for the Mets though, as a scary moment happened when outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left the game in the middle of the second inning with left shoulder soreness.

First baseman Duda had the breakout game that Manager Terry Collins has been waiting for. He hit a three-run home run in the first inning, and then followed it up with a two-run double in the fifth inning. Coming into this game, Duda was hitting 3-for-24 with 13 strikeouts this postseason.

Rookie pitcher Steven Matz, who a year ago took a no-hitter into the eighth inning for Double-A Binghamton Mets, was consistent for his debut against the Mets with 4.2 IP while surrendering one run.

"NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS," the Mets official team website declared, selling shirts that said "THE PENNANT WILL RISE." The team's site immediately took both down, as they were premature.

The Mets will face the winner of the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays series which stands at 3-2 Royals. Game 6 will be Friday night right here.