The Mets nearly dropped their season finale against the Yankees this evening in Queens. The four plus hour game was decided in the pouring rain by a towering home run in the bottom of the tenth inning for a 9-7 win. It was as emotional a win as the Mets have had this year.
Robert Gsellman started for the Mets and could not get through the top of the second inning, leaving with four runs having crossed the plate. The Mets, behind the unlikely bat of Todd Frazier, managed to tie the game in the fourth, before losing it again in the seventh.
The Mets scored two runs against Zack Britton in the eighth, and had the tying run on second base with no one out in the ninth when Billy Hamilton made one fo the dumbest decisions of his career and attempted to steal third and was thrown out. Luckily, J.D. Davis, which we all know stands for Just Dingers, tied the game with a towering home run to center field.
Edwin Diaz held the fort in the top of the tenth, aided by a double play that stemmed from an equally ridiculous base running error. And then, a Pete Alonso blast in the bottom of the tenth, needlessly scoring the runner starting on second base, closed the door on a great comeback.
Full recap to follow.
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