The New York Mets will advance to their first playoffs since 2006.
The Mets have clinched the National League East division title with a 10–2 victory over the Reds on Saturday.
The Mets have advanced to their first playoff series since 2006 when the team lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. In 2006, the Mets won the division for the first time since 1988.
In 2000, the Mets won the wild card for a second straight season and advanced to the World Series before losing to the New York Yankees. The Mets have not won the World Series since 1986.
The Mets are the fourth NL team to clinch a playoff berth, joining the Cardinals, Cubs and Pirates. Only the Dodgers, who hold an eight-game lead over the Giants, have yet to clinch.
- Christopher Chavez