Our Top 10 wins of 2016 countdown continues with #7, the Wild Card-clinching 5-3 win against the Phillies.
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For #8, click here.
I chose this game for obvious reasons…this win finished out an Amazin’ stretch for the 2016 New York Metsies, in which, until the last regular season game’s meaningless loss, they went 27-12 from August 19th on to leapfrog five teams and win the first Wild Card spot, as well as home field advantage for the game.
It was improbable back in August, and even more unfathomable considering that Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo, with no Major League experience prior to this year, taking up 40 percent of the starts during that stretch.
Though they lost the Wild Card game, the 2016 Mets left an indelible impression on Mets fans with their final push, and it all culminated on this day with another champagne shower, the fourth such celebration in the last two seasons.