The Mets won tonight by a score of 3-2. It was a dramatic, tiring, back-and-forth affair that turned into the Curtis Granderson show.
Seth Lugo started for the Mets, and while he wasn’t as good as he had been in his past few starts, he pitched five decent-enough innings, giving up just one run on an Eddie Rosario home run in the fourth inning, although he did walk four. Unfortunately for him, though, the Mets were shut out by Ervin Santana for the first seven innings tonight.
After Santana left, Yoenis Cespedes tied the game at 1-1 with a clutch RBI single in the eighth. The two teams couldn’t push anything else across for the next few innings, and the game remained tied into extras. After Hansel Robles to served up a go-ahead solo homer to Byron Buxton in the top of the 11th, it took only one pitch into the bottom of the 11th for Curtis Granderson to tie the game once again with an opposite-field solo shot.
The Mets loaded the bases after that, but left them loaded after Jose Reyes struck out to end the inning. After Josh Edgin held the Twins off the board in the top of the 12th, Granderson came back up in the bottom of that inning. He ran the count full before launching his second home run in as many innings into the right field corner to give the Mets the dramatic walk-off victory.
Full recap to follow.
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