The New York Mets went to the ninth inning losing 7-1 against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.
A comeback was a crazy thought.
But this Mets team looks destined to make history.
Its resilience and spirit are undeniable, and they started stringing together quality at-bats.
At one point, the chances for a comeback went from improbable to plausible, in a matter of minutes.
But what they did, scoring seven runs in the ninth frame to take the lead 8-7 and not relinquish it, is the stuff of movies: it’s not common.
“Most recently, MLB teams were 0-684 when trailing by 6 runs in final inning before Mets stunned #Phillies tonight,” Sam Carchidi, a Philadelphia sportswriter, said via Twitter.
Most recently, MLB teams were 0-684 when trailing by 6 runs in final inning before Mets stunned #Phillies tonight.
— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) May 6, 2022
Let that sink in.
A Historic Performance
The Phillies did something that 684 teams (or times, to be more accurate) didn’t do: waste a six-run lead in the final inning of a game.
But this is a story of the Mets’ will to fight back, not just the Phillies’ bullpen fiasco.
The inning started with a Starling Marte single, and the comeback was completed after a Marte double.
In between, there was a two-run homer by Francisco Lindor that shrunk the lead to 7-3, an RBI single by Mark Canha (7-4), an RBI double by J.D. Davis (7-5), and a two-run, game-tying single by Brandon Nimmo (7-7).
When Marte led off the ninth with his single, the Mets’ win probability was 0.5 percent.
It was an incredible night in Philadelphia, but not necessarily for Phillies fans.
The Mets stole a game that the Phillies had in the bag, and it could have some late-season implications in the NL East race.
The Mets are looking good to start the 2022 campaign.