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Ranking the 10 best wins of the regular season

Jul 31, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets players celebrate after winning the game against
Jul 31, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets players celebrate after winning the game against / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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1) Best NY Mets wins of the season: 5/5 at Phillies

The Mets headed to Philadelphia for the second time in the first two months of the season for what was supposed to be a four-game series to try and extend their lead.

The opener of the series featured a pitching matchup of Taijuan Walker against Aaron Nola.

This game got off to a very bad start as the Phillies scored four runs in the first inning. Philadelphia tacked on one in the second and two more in the fourth to extend their lead to 7-0. Walker allowed all seven runs, six of them were earned.

The Mets finally got some offense as Starling Marte launched a solo home run off of Nola to get the Mets on the board. Chasen Shreve and Adonis Medina combined to give the Mets three scoreless innings to keep the score 7-1.

In what was a lopsided game, the Phillies turned to James Norwood to try and finish off the Mets. Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer to cut the lead to 7-3, and after the Mets got two more base runners the Phillies put in their closer Corey Knebel to try and get the final two outs of the night.

Mark Canha singled to drive in a run, and all of a sudden the Mets had the tying run at the plate with one out. Unfortunately, Dom Smith struck out for the second out, so it was all up to pinch hitter J.D. Davis to try and keep the game alive for New York.

Davis came through with a ringing double down the left field line turning on a fastball for a change and cutting the Phillies lead to 7-5. With runners on second and third with two outs, the Mets were just a Brandon Nimmo single away from tying the game.

Nimmo lined a 1-1 curveball into center field, scoring Canha and pinch runner Travis Jankowski to even up the score at seven. On the very next pitch, Starling Marte hit a ball off the top of the wall in left-center field to score Nimmo all the way from first and give the Mets their first lead of the night.

Edwin Diaz came on for the ninth and struck out two of the three batters he faced to give the Mets their most unlikely win that I've ever seen. From 7-0 down, 7-1 in the ninth, the Mets won a game they had absolutely no business winning.

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