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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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4) Best NY Mets wins of the season: 9/28 vs Marlins

While the Marlins are always a pain for the Mets to play against, New York did win 13 of its 19 meetings against Miami this season.

The Mets were at home for a huge two-game series against the Marlins while they were trying to clinch the National League East. After losing the first game, the finale was a game the Mets really had to have.

Despite knowing this, the Mets came out flat once again. The Mets were down 4-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning and Miami starter Jesus Luzardo was dealing against this Mets offense.

The Mets finally got on the board in the seventh thanks to an Eduardo Escobar two-run homer. Adam Ottavino then came up with a crucial scoreless top of the eighth giving the Mets a chance to cut further into the Marlins' lead.

Marlins reliever Tanner Scott walked three of the first four batters in the bottom of the eighth to give the Mets bases loaded with Eduardo Escobar coming up. Escobar came through with a two-run single to tie the game at four.

After Edwin Diaz struck out the side (again) in the top of the ninth, The Mets were unable to score in the bottom half and the game headed to extras.

Drew Smith worked a scoreless top of the tenth to give the Mets a golden opportunity to win the game. In the bottom half, the Marlins opted to intentionally walk Jeff McNeil to face the raging hot Escobar. Of course, Escobar came up clutch with a walk-off single to give the Mets one of their biggest wins of the season.

Escobar had three hits in his final three at-bats, driving in all five runs the Mets would score in this huge win. It was a great way to cap off a September in which the third baseman won the NL Player of the Month Award.

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