The New York Mets are getting ready to host the San Diego Padres in the first round of the 2022 MLB postseason: the Wild Card Series.
Not only are the players and coaches preparing for the important matchup: stadium workers are also making sure everything is ready to receive thousands of people at Citi Field.
They are preparing all the details involving a specific event, one of the most exciting Citi Field experiences for fans: Edwin Diaz‘s entrance song.
Diaz, the Mets’ closer, has become famous all around the league for the catchy tune he uses to enter games: “Narco”, by Blasterjaxx and Timmy Trumpet.
Mets Fans Want To Hear The Trumpets Tonight
The Mets even had Timmy Trumpet as a guest for a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field this year, and he played the famous trumpets as Diaz entered the field and hopped to the mound.
“The Mets are testing out some scoreboard things tonight in advance of Wild Card Game 1 at Citi Field. They just briefly played “Narco” and flashed blue-and-orange lights on their ribbon boards,” Anthony DiComo, who covers the Mets every day for MLB.com, tweeted.
The Mets are testing out some scoreboard things tonight in advance of Wild Card Game 1 at Citi Field. They just briefly played "Narco" and flashed blue-and-orange lights on their ribbon boards. pic.twitter.com/1eTLWAYz5W
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) October 7, 2022
Whenever “Narco” is being played at Citi Field, it means good things for the Mets because they have a lead and one of baseball’s best and nastiest pitchers to protect it.
Diaz struck out an incredible 118 hitters in just 62 innings, and had a minuscule 1.31 ERA.
He struck out over half of the hitters he faced, which is absolutely insane: his strikeout rate was 50.2 percent.
Oh, and he also pitched in 32 saves, tying his 2021 output.
Mets fans are hoping to hear “Narco” and enjoy the trumpets tonight, as they host San Diego for Game 1 of the Wild Card series.