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Top 5 walk-off home runs in Mets history

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1 )Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra hits a walk-off home run on 10/11/1986

The 1986 NLCS was a wild one between the Mets and Houston Astros. Mike Scott was dominant versus his former team and yet it was only his two appearances when they were able to take down the eventual champions.

Houston did almost win Game 3 on October 11. They went into the bottom of the ninth with a 5-4 lead and Dave Smith on the mound.

Wally Backman led off with a bunt single. A passed ball with Danny Heep at the plate helped move Backman into scoring position and put the pressure on the Astros. Smith was able to retire Heep before Lenny Dykstra took his turn to make walk-off home run history for the Mets.

On a 0-1 pitch, Dykstra went yard. The series, tied at 1-1 apiece at the start, suddenly became 2-1 in favor of the Mets. The come from behind victory was one of the most important of the season. It also stuck out as one of the greatest in postseason Mets history until only a few weeks later when they found themselves in the World Series making history.

Teufel, Flores, Agbayani, Pratt, and Dykstra are hardly the most memorable Mets of all-time. However, with one swing, each of them triumphant in creating five of the best walk-off home runs in Mets history.

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