The New York Mets have won 14 of their last 15 games, with Friday night perhaps providing the exclamation point. New York entered the ninth inning against the Nationals down by three runs, needing something special to overcome that deficit against a shoddy Washington bullpen. First, Todd Frazier came up large with a 3-run shot to tie the game.
It felt like October at Citi Field on Friday night.
Much had been made of the Mets schedule during this run, taking advantage of their games against cupcake teams like the Pirates, Marlins and White Sox. Facing some very real competition in the Nats--a team ahead of them in the Wild Card standings--is a real test.
Just a few batters after Frazier's 3-run shot, Michael Conforto sent all of Citi Field home happy.
This was the Mets first win when trailing after eight innings. New York is currently tied for the second NL Wild Card spot. It's complete mayhem in Queens.