10/7/2000 – The last walk-off win for the Mets
Almost a year after Pratt was the hero for the Mets with a walk-off home run of his own, another less-than-likely hero did the same. This time, up against the San Francisco Giants, it was Benny Agbayani’s chance to have an all-time moment.
In yet another playoff game that went into extra innings, it took a solo shot to end it things.
This home run by Agbayani gave the Mets a 2-1 series lead. A day later, they were able to shutout the Giants 4-0.
10/21/2000 – Yankees take the game and the momentum
The good times, unfortunately, end on our previous walk-off home run by Agbayani. If you hate bad Mets moments, you’ve been warned.
The penultimate playoff walk-off in Mets history happened in Game 1 of the 2000 World Series. In the bottom of the twelfth, a former Met was the one to end the match.
With two outs and the bases juiced, Jose Vizcaino lined a single to left field off of Turk Wendell. The Yankees took the game and at the time, it felt to many like the series may already be over. The Mets had a real shot to win this one. Sadly, it was the start of what became a disappointing World Series appearance.
10/27/2015 – How to not start a World Series
Finally, we arrive at yet another World Series walk-off where the Mets were on the wrong side of history. In their most recent trip to the championship, there was a similar set of circumstances for this walk-off loss.
In the bottom of the fourteenth, the Kansas City Royals managed to load the bases against Bartolo Colon. There was nobody out and it wouldn’t take much for Eric Hosmer to win Game 1 for his team.
On a 2-2 pitch, Hosmer hit a fly ball to right field. It was deep enough for Alcides Escobar to tag up from third base and score.
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In the not too distant future, hopefully, we see a few more playoff games from the Mets with some walk-off moments. After finishing with two devastating losses in the World Series on walk-offs, I think it’s time we get a win.