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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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2) Best NY Mets wins of the season: 4/25 at Cardinals

After a great start to the season, the Mets headed to St. Louis for what was going to be their hardest series of the season thus far.

Max Scherzer faced off against Miles Mikolas in an outstanding pitchers duel. Both starters pitched seven scoreless innings. After the Mets failed to score in the top of the eighth, Trevor May came in trying to keep the game scoreless.

The right-hander was unable to do so as Tyler O'Neil hit a two-run single to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead.

With three outs to play with, the Mets attempted to try and come back. The Mets did get an Eduardo Escobar single but had two outs with Escobar at first in the ninth against Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos.

With the Mets down to their final strike, Mark Canha hit a ground ball down the third base line that nine-time Gold Glove winner Nolan Arenado fielded but threw high to allow Escobar who had advanced earlier in the at-bat on defensive indifference to score and keep the Mets alive.

Jeff McNeil then hit a double down the right field line to give the Mets runners on second and third with two outs and Dominic Smith coming up to pinch hit for Tomas Nido.

Smith ripped a ground ball to first where four-time Gold Glove winner Paul Goldschmidt made an unbelievable stop but Gallegos did not cover in time at first base, Dom Smith dove in safely, and with Gallegos' back turned, pinch-runner Travis Jankowski and McNeil both scored on the play to give the Mets an unlikely 3-2 lead.

Brandon Nimmo hit the first pitch thrown by new Cardinals pitcher T.J. McFarland over the wall in right for a two-run homer to give the Mets a 5-2 lead. All of the damage was done with two outs in the top of the ninth.

Edwin Diaz came on for the save and struck out Harrison Bader to end it. The Mets won a game they had no business winning thanks to a little bit of luck and a lot of hustle from Dom Smith.

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