6) Best NY Mets wins of the season: 7/9 vs Marlins
Keith Hernandez finally had his number retired on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. The Mets were set to take on the Marlins in front of a sold-out crowd of 43,336 fans.
Pete Alonso got the scoring started with a home run. It was fitting to see already one of the greatest first basemen in Mets history hit a home run on the day that the greatest first baseman in Mets history got his number retired.
Brian Anderson's two-run double gave Miami the lead in the sixth, but that was short-lived as Francisco Lindor launched a two-run home run to give the Mets the lead right back in the bottom half.
The game remained 3-2 Mets until Jesus Aguilar hit a solo homer off of Adam Ottavino in the top of the eighth. The game remained tied and headed to extra innings.
In the top of the tenth, Miami took the lead on a Jon Berti RBI single. The Mets held the Marlins there which was huge heading into their half.
Eduardo Escobar and Luis Guillorme both struck out so the Mets had the runner on second with Tomas Nido serving as their last chance. The defensive-minded catcher hit a game-tying double down the third base line on a ball that third baseman Brian Anderson probably should've at least knocked down and kept Miami in front.
Brandon Nimmo, the next batter, hit a chopper back to the mound which Tanner Scott bobbled and threw away leading to an improbable Mets victory.
The Marlins melted down in the bottom of the tenth and as Keith would say, displayed some poor fundies.