The Mets looked poised to lose to the Marlins in a suspended game from April 11th that, despite what your brain and eyes tell you, was not officially part of a doubleheader. Taijuan Walker technically relieved Marcus Stroman, but went four and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs on a bevy of hits in the second and fifth innings. In the sixth inning, reliever Heath Hembree gave up a pair of runs due to a collision in shallow right field between Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil.
Aside from a solo home run by Jonathan Villar, the Mets failed to take advantage of any offensive opportunities, leading to just one run crossing the plate.
Well, that was until the ninth inning.
The ninth saw a two-run home run from Brandon Nimmo and hits from Dominic Smith and Pete Alonso, setting up a storybook moment. Target of scorn for the last 48 hours, Javier Baez, grabbed an infield hit to score Smith, before Michael Conforto, and an outfield error, allowed Baez to score from first base to win the game.
You couldn’t write a more exciting script.
Full recap to follow.
GameThread Roll Call
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- MetsFan4Decades: 148
- stickguy: 90
- AnneInFlushing: 61
- Syndergaard’s Lunch: 50
- deegie: 40
- onthemound10: 38
- NateW: 36
- Dg34: 29
- navspycav: 27
- cpins: 25