Mets Highlight: May 5th, The 7-run rally in Philly
Well, the title speaks for itself. Isn't it funny that two of the biggest highlights of the Mets season come against the Phillies? Haha!
What had started off as a dud of a game finished with a comeback of epic proportions.
Taijuan Walker got the start and had a very rare off day on the mound. He only lasted 4 innings giving up 9 hits and 7 runs (6 earned). The Mets scored a run in the 6th inning on a Starling Marte solo shot but that was it until the 9th inning.
Down 7-1 in the 9th, Mets magic started to materialize. With a man on, Francisco Lindor hit a two-run shot to cut the Phillies' lead to 7-3. You usually like to see a comeback capped off with a home run but the Mets still had some hits left in them.
Philly pitcher James Norwood could only record one out as he gave up four earned runs. It was now time to bring in closer Corey Knebel who didn’t fare much better.
With the tying runs on base, Brandon Nimmo came through with a single up the middle to tie the game and bring the Philly crowd to complete silence. Next up was Starling Marte and he gave the Mets the lead with an RBI double.
Edwin Diaz came in striking out two for the save and capped off a comeback that even stunned some Mets fans. It showed that this team was for real and nothing would hold them back.