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Final Score: Mets 7, Padres 6—Polar Express

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Pete Alonso’s ninth inning blast helps provide Mets with much needed victory

MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

It was a roller coaster game for a scuffling team, but the dormant Mets offense rallied from a late 5-2 deficit, scoring three in the seventh and two in the ninth before clinging on in the bottom of the frame for a desperately-needed 7-6 victory.

The offense started hot, as the first four batters recorded hits—including Robinson Cano’s 2,500th career hit. These hits plated two runs, but when the team squandered the opportunity to push across more—leaving runners on second and third with none out—it felt like it would cost them.

The Padres plated an unearned run in the first on an Amed Rosario throwing error before starting to tee off on Noah Syndergaard. A Franmil Reyes home run tied it in the third, and a Ty France home run gave San Diego a 4-2 lead. Syndergaard gave up another in the sixth, and was lucky to escape further damage after several deep outs.

The game felt over given the offense’s recent struggles, but the Mets scored three runs in the seventh, with a struggling Brandon Nimmo capping the rally with an RBI double to tie the game.

In the ninth, Pete Alonso launched a 449 foot bomb to deep left field to give the Mets a 7-5 lead. Edwin Diaz made the bottom of the frame incredibly interesting, as the Padres plated one and put the tying run on third with one out, but Diaz struck out Eric Hosmer and go Hunter Renfroe to hit into a force out to preserve the much-needed Mets victory.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  2. MookieTheCat: 123
  3. BK_Machetero3191: 82
  4. Jets Mets Devils Nets 16: 80
  5. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 77
  6. Marquis Grisson: 69
  7. David Klein: 68
  8. deegie: 58
  9. JackStrawbOne: 46
  10. David G: 37