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Mets season down to one game, Raiders football hosts a huge game Friday.

POSTED October 15, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


TORRINGTON: So it all comes down to one game.

The fate of the New York Mets 2015 season will be decided on Thursday night in Los Angeles when they play a decisive Game 5 in the best of five divisional series.

It’s been the kind of series most thought it would be. Great pitching from four outstanding starters, a less than stellar effort from a pitcher who wants to be with those four but fell short and a rout against the one inferior arm we have seen.

Clayton Kershaw may have quieted the critics with his stellar seven inning, one run three hit effort on Tuesday night that put the Mets back in the air to the left coast today in a 3-1 win that evened things at a game apiece.

Steven Matz may have lost for the first time in his short career but he did himself proud in front of a large contingency of family and friends who watched him grow up on Long Island.

Now the series, which has not seen one team win two in a row yet, comes down to two star pitchers, Jacob DeGrom for New York and Zack Greinke for the Dodgers on Thursday night from Dodger Stadium at 8 p.m.

That’s a positive for the East Coast viewers for certain who struggled to stay up for the 9:45 p.m. game one start (at least I did).

You can bet Chase Utley will be in the lineup and the late arriving Dodger crowd will be fully supportive after the second baseman was in witness protection (or so it seemed) during the two games in Queens.

Mets fans smiled when they saw that a player who killed them on a regular basis over his career was on the bench after the Ruben Tejada leg breaking slide in game two in LA.

Will the teams late season slide that cost them home field come back to haunt them in this last one?

Or will we get that out of this world Cubs/Mets matchup in the next round.

I have a black cat. I’ll bring it to Citi if needed Saturday.

….It’s going to be fun at Torrington High School on Friday night as two unbeaten teams, the Raiders (5-0) and Wolcott (5-0) go at each other with the Iron Division crown more than likely going to the winner along with the intriguing possibility of a Torrington/Ansonia unbeaten game the following week, also in Torrington.

Both teams can and have scored points in bunches this year (Raiders 239, Wolcott 213) with running games and passing games capable of putting points up.

Should be a great one. Come on out.

….One tremendous LCS Cable 5 Show taping on Monday night with two great guests in Debbie Fiske and Bob Joyce, the voices of UConn women’s basketball.

Amazing knowledge, entertaining people and a fast hour that will play on Cable 5 on Thursday night, October 22 from 8-9 p.m.

….Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Wilson Family after Caroline Wilson’s mom passed away on Tuesday.

The Wilson’s are connected with our family in a very close bond that goes far beyond business, they are simply good people who we are lucky to call our friends.

Mrs. Wilson has been caring for both her parents, who are now back together in a much better place, for the better part of the last seven years and will hopefully now be at peace with the fact that her parents are just that.

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