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Final Score: Mets 6, Athletics 5—Don’t call it a comeback

Wilmer walks off a wild comeback win.

Oakland Athleticsv New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Citi Field was near capacity and brimming with energy on Saturday night. Yeah, a bobblehead may have had something to do with it, but nevertheless the fans got to see something just as special—a comeback, walk-off 6-5 win over the A’s.

Zack Wheeler had the start tonight and found himself in trouble early, allowing a lead-off home run to Matt Joyce. Marcus Semien walked his way on base and stole second, allowing Khris Davis to plate him with a single. Bruce Maxwell brought Davis home on a double, and a Matt Chapman sacrifice fly gave the A’s their fourth run of the opening frame. Matt Chapman also homered in the third to give the A’s their fifth run.

The Mets started their comeback in the sixth, as Jay Bruce clubbed his 25th home run of the year—a two-run shot that plated Wilmer Flores. Jose Reyes hit his second triple of the night, and was singled in by Travis d’Arnaud. A Michael Conforto double sent Curtis Granderson home Oakland’s lead to just one run. Lucas Duda hit an RBI single to bring in d’Arnaud in the eighth to tie the game.

Down to their last out, Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off home run to left field to give the Mets a much-needed feel-good win.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 156
  2. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 59
  3. Kepler: 47
  4. Der Walross: 41
  5. Oak Beach Inn: 40
  6. Gina: 40
  7. NateW: 39
  8. AnneInFlushing: 38
  9. LaRomaBella: 25
  10. David Klein: 22