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Mets Top 10 Wins of 2016, #8 – April 29 against Giants

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Apr 29, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets centerfielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated after hitting a grand slam home run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets centerfielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated after hitting a grand slam home run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
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Recap

One inning and one inning alone made this game what it ends up being in Mets history, and 39,764 fans were there to witness it on this Friday night, most of them I’m sure already having arrived by the historic third inning.

LHP Steven Matz made the start and gave up five hits in the first three innings but didn’t allow anyone to score. The Mets collected only one hit in the first two innings as well as two walks, but could not score off RHP Jake Peavy.

They opened the bottom half of the third inning with Curtis Granderson and David Wright both taking walks. Now, lots of things then happened, and I want you all to watch the highlight of the Amazin’ inning, but here is a summary…

M. Conforto – Double, Grandy scores

Y. Cespedes – Single, Wright scores, Conforto scores

L. Duda – Walk

N. Walker – Double, Cespedes scores

RHP Mike Broadway, aka “Bone Crusher,” replaced Peavy (I couldn’t find any relation to former Met Lance Broadway.)

A. Cabrera – Double, Duda scores, Walker scores

K. Plawecki – Walk

S. Matz – K on foul bunt, 1 out

C. Granderson – Single, Cabrera scores

D. Wright – Single, bases loaded

M. Conforto – Single, Plawecki scores

The fact that only one run could score on that single turned out to be a blessing, as Yo-Ces stepped up with the bases loaded.

History would have still been one swing away, but it was sweeter having him step up with the bases juiced. Mets fans remember when the team scored all those runs to come back against the Braves in the eighth inning in 2000, but that was only 10 runs, which was a record at the time.

That’s still fun, so here’s how that one ended.

On July 16, 2006, the Mets scored 11 times in the sixth inning at Wrigley Field, including two grand slams, the first time since Fernando Tatis did it single-handedly for the Cardinals in 1999 (no footage exists, but I found out that Mets.com needs to update their Mets records page. Like SEVERELY. It even still lists 2005 as the record for most home runs in a game….METS BROKE THAT IN 2015, DUDES!!! And Ces put the cherry on top of that one, too.)

This time, almost 10 years later, only one grand slam was needed.

After Yo’s epic blast to left field on the first pitch he saw, both Lucas Duda and Neil Walker grounded out to second base to end the inning. How dare they.

Here are all the record-setting runs.

Since he is a former Met, we’ll give Angel Pagan his due as the only Giants run of the game with a solo shot off LHP Jerry Blevins in the top of the seventh.

The Mets tacked 1 more on for good measure in the bottom of that inning with a Juan Lagares single to score Asdrubal Cabrera.

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