3) Best NY Mets wins of the season: 8/21 at Phillies
The Mets were in the middle of a daunting ten-game road trip which included four games in Atlanta, four in Philadelphia, and two in the Bronx against the Yankees. The Mets lost three of four in Atlanta making the series in Philadelphia an important one for the Mets to pick up some games that they lost.
The Mets took the opener and split a doubleheader, giving New York a chance to take three of four in Philadelphia.
In the Atlanta series, both Taijuan Walker and Carlos Carrasco left games early with injuries. This meant the Mets had to turn to guys like David Peterson and Trevor Williams to start games in Philadelphia. Because of the doubleheader, those pitchers were used and the bullpen was pretty exhausted as well.
The Mets called up Jose Butto from AAA Syracuse to start the finale and they had Nate Fisher brought up as well to be used in relief. Both pitchers were making their MLB debuts.
Butto found himself down 3-0 before recording a single out and down 4-0 at the end of one. Most teams would just give up in that scenario, but the Mets ended up evening the score thanks in large part to a two-run single by third-string catcher Michael Perez. In the bottom of the fourth, the Phillies would re-take the lead on Alec Bohm's second three-run homer of the day.
Butto was done after allowing seven runs in four innings, and Nate Fisher was coming in. The southpaw somehow threw three scoreless innings to keep the Mets in the game. In the top of the seventh, Mark Canha hit a game-tying three-run homer.
After a Jean Segura home run off of Trevor May in the bottom of the eighth, the Phillies took the lead once again.
This team showed again that it doesn't quit and Mark Canha hit his second home run of the day off of David Robertson to give the Mets their first lead of the game, 9-8. After a pitching change, Brandon Nimmo hit a home run to extend the lead.
The Mets had a two-run lead heading into the bottom of the ninth with Edwin Diaz on the mound. This was one of Diaz's more shaky performances of the season, as he gave up a couple of singles followed by two straight fly balls that were caught on the warning track.
With two outs and runners on first and second with the Mets up 10-9, Diaz struck out pinch hitter Darrick Hall to finish off a thrilling win and add to the Mets' dominance over the Phillies in 2022.