In what was a long game with lots of ups and downs, the Mets beat the Padres in 11 innings 3-2 at Citi Field. It was the first Pride Night for a major sports franchise in New York, as well as Styx concert, and so the Mets’ win sent a very diverse Citi crowd home happy.
The Mets got their first run in the bottom of the first against former Marlin Jarred Cosart. Jose Reyes walked to lead off the game, advanced to second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on the errant throw from catcher Christian Bethancourt, and was driven in by a Neil Walker single. The Mets would not score again until the seventh inning.
Jacob deGrom continued his run of excellent starts, looking great through the first six innings, giving up one hit and one walk, but getting two double plays to erase those base runners. In the seventh, though, he gave up a solo home run to Yangervis Solarte with two outs to tie the game.
In the bottom of that same inning, Wilmer Flores led off the inning with a single, which was followed by an Alejandro de Aza walk. They were bunted over by Travis d’Arnaud, and Flores eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Kelly Johnson.
Jeurys Familia gave up a ninth-inning solo home run to Wil Myers. It was the first home run given up this year by Familia. This led to a parade of relievers entering the game, culminating with the major league debut of Gabriel Ynoa, who was perfect in his first inning of work and, eventually, picked up his first major league win.
In the bottom of the 11th, Neil Walker scored the winning run on a Wilmer Flores ground out, putting the team back at .500.
Full recap to follow.
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