A Memorial Day weekend sweep as magic continues in Queens
The Mets complete their first sweep of the 2022 season. Plus, yet another example of a magical season in Flushing.
What’s Up with the Mets? 🇺🇸
The Mets defeated the Phillies by a score of 5-4 on Sunday night at Citi Field on a walk-off in 10 innings (box)
Despite blowing a 3-1 lead with two outs in the 8th inning, New York recorded their 11th comeback victory of the season
OF Nick Plummer recorded his first career hit on a game-tying home run in the 9th inning against Phillies closer Corey Knebel
3B Eduardo Escobar delivered with his 5th career walk-off hit (first with the Mets) in the bottom of the 10th inning
RHP Edwin Díaz was credited with the win after notching a scoreless top of the 10th
RHP Chris Bassitt went six strong innings while allowing just one run on two hits with seven strikeouts
SS Francisco Lindor has an RBI in seven consecutive games, the first Met to do that since Lucas Duda in 2014
The Mets completed their first series sweep of the 2022 season, and now have a 10.5 game lead over the Phillies in the division
RHP Drew Smith exited the game after being struck by a ground ball on his pitching hand and was diagnosed with a dislocated pinky; he is listed as day-to-day
C James McCann (broken hamate bone, hand surgery) will have his stitches removed this week - he has been throwing and swinging with his top hand in an effort to stay in shape
RHP Tylor Megill (biceps tendinitis) will throw live batting practice in the next week with hopes he will need just 1-2 rehab starts before returning to the rotation
CF Brandon Nimmo missed his second straight game but there is no structural damage in his sore wrist
2B Jeff McNeil was off on Sunday as the Mets manage an unnamed minor “wear and tear” injury with hopes of preventing it from becoming a major injury
The Mets have now won three games this season when trailing in the 9th inning
New York is now a season-high 15 games over .500
Roster Moves 📰
Acquired SS JT Riddle from the Reds in exchange for cash, assigned to Triple-A Syracuse
Who’s Hot 🔥
INF Luis Guillorme recorded yet another multi-hit game on Sunday and is now batting .413/.479/.540 since shaving his beard on April 19th
RHP Steven Nogosek has begun the season with 6.2 scoreless innings pitched with seven strikeouts
OF Starling Marte is hitting .348 with three doubles, two triples, a home run and 12 runs scored over his last 10 games
Today’s Game 🗓
Match-up: Mets (32-17) vs Nationals (18-31)
Where: Citi Field — Flushing, NY
Starters: LHP David Peterson (2-0, 2.16 ERA) vs. RHP Eric Fedde (3-3, 3.55 ERA)
When: 7:10 PM EDT
Where to Watch: SNY
The magic continues in Queens 📝
“You’ve gotta love this team,” said Howie Rose on the broadcast last night.
Every night, you see something you’ve never seen before.
Trailing entering the 9th inning after blowing a 3-1 lead on an ill-fated 0-2 pitch by Adam Ottavino to Nick Castellanos with two outs in the 8th, you may have just chalked this one up as a loss. The Mets would’ve won another series, their division lead would remain strong but maybe it just wasn’t their night.
But yet again, for the umpteenth time already this season, the Mets are doing everything they can to etch it into our brains to never doubt them again.
Nick Plummer? Nick Plummer (!) against all odds became the newest unlikely hero with a game-tying home run on the first pitch of the 9th inning against Phillies closer Corey Knebel. Not only was Plummer not even likely to be on this roster, as he was only called up this weekend to replace the injured Travis Jankowski, but he was only even in the lineup on Sunday night because Jeff McNeil was dealing with some soreness. He wasn’t ever supposed to even be up in that spot but oh boy did he ever deliver and oh yeah, it was also his first career hit in the major leagues.
Unbelievably, this game was headed to extra innings. And after Edwin Díaz worked around the Manfred runner to notch a scoreless top half, the Mets would put everyone to bed happy as Eduardo Escobar, coming off an incredible over-the-railing catch in the top-half of the inning, ripped a walk-off knock into the right field corner to end it.
Once again, the Mets had come back from the brink. This team is never out of a game, and has had more special, awe-inspiring moments in the first two months of this season than we’ve seen from them in years. On a nightly basis, they are making fans of this team unlearn all the years of pain and losing. You can no longer expect them to lose on any given night because the old rules no longer apply.
Last night was already the club’s third win this season when trailing in the 9th inning, and their 11th comeback victory overall. As David Cone said to cap off the ESPN broadcast, “the magic continues in Queens.”
Down on the Farm 🌾
Francisco Álvarez (C, No. 1 prospect, Double-A): 3-for-5, run scored
Omar De Los Santos (OF, Single-A): 3-for-5, 2 HR (6), triple, 4 RBI, 3 runs scored
Khalil Lee (OF, No. 7 prospect, Triple-A): 2-for-4
Around the League 🚩
The Blue Jays outlasted RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani’s two home runs in a wild 11-10 victory over the Angels
The Rays won their final two games against the Yankees to split their four-game series in St. Petersburg
Despite being no-hit through the first six innings, the Giants offense carried them to a 6-4 comeback win vs the Reds
The Padres came through with a walk-off victory following rookie RHP Mackenzie Gore’s seven strong innings
The Braves defeated the Marlins by a score of 6-3 to win their weekend series in Atlanta