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Mets Top 10 Wins of 2016: #10 – April 13 against Marlins

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Apr 13, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrate after scoring against the Miami Marlins on a single by Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 13, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrate after scoring against the Miami Marlins on a single by Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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As we count down to the new year, we decided here at Rising Apple to highlight the top 10 best wins of 2016 during its last 10 days. We start with number 10, a 2-1 win over the Marlins on the first midweek day game of the year.

Apr 13, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrate after scoring against the Miami Marlins on a single by Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 13, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrate after scoring against the Miami Marlins on a single by Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The reason this game made my top 10 is that while it was an early season win, it was an important win nonetheless. The 2015 hangover was still ripe in the air, and the 2016 squad had yet to form its identity.

They came back for a homestand and couldn’t hit a lick for 4 games after beating the Phillies 7-2 on home opening day. The Marlins had already won the first 2 games, and if the Mets were to be swept, they would have fallen to 2-6. Obviously, it still would have been way early, but you know how it goes in this town. Despite the fact that we know it is a long season where anything can happen, we still freak out, and the press and the fans were certainly doing that.

We knew, however, this could be a dangerous team, and going into that game (a game I enjoyed with Greg Prince, the Chapmans, and others in a suite I hadn’t realized would be there for my enjoyment until I got to the park and got the will call ticket…thanks, guys!) us fans knew it was still early.

It was beautiful, however, to get that 2nd home win outta the way that Wednesday afternoon.

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