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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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7) Best NY Mets wins of the season: 5/29 vs Phillies

The Mets dominated the season series against their rival Phillies, winning 14 of the 19 contests. While the records weren't close, the games were. This one on Sunday Night Baseball was one of the best.

The Mets had taken the first two games of this weekend series, looking for the sweep against Zack Wheeler and the Phillies.

Philadelphia's defensive woes against the Mets showed in this game and contributed to three early runs for New York.

Wheeler settled in after a rough first and gave the Phillies five scoreless after that first frame. On the other side, Chris Bassitt allowed just one run in six strong innings.

Heading into the eighth this game seemed close to over with Edwin Diaz looming, but the Phillies had other plans. Nick Castellanos hit a backbreaking three-run home run against Adam Ottavino in the top of the eighth to give the Phillies their first lead of the game.

This Mets team doesn't quit. Facing Corey Knebel in the ninth inning, Nick Plummer, an outfielder without a hit in the Major Leagues, hit a first-pitch game-tying home run. I was very upset that the Mets didn't hit for Plummer, but instead, Plummer had one of the Mets' biggest hits of the season.

Edwin Diaz pitched a scoreless top of the tenth and Eduardo Escobar hit a walk-off double to win the game and sweep the series for the surging Mets.

This comeback was so improbable because of the guy who ended up hitting the home run. Unfortunately, Plummer was DFA'd a couple of months later, but Mets fans won't forget that home run for a long time.

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