The Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets, the two best teams in the National League, just completed a highly competitive four-game series in California.
Each side was able to earn two wins: the Dodgers took Thursday and Friday’s games, while the Mets answered with two victories over the weekend.
Sunday’s game, in particular, was a hotly contested matchup between two powerhouses.
The Mets won 5-4 in extra-innings.
The Mets scored one in the third and three in the eighth to take a commanding lead heading into the ninth frame.
Seth Lugo, however, allowed a couple of runs and the lead was erased.
New York scored a run in the top of the tenth, but by that time, most of the high-leverage relievers had been used or weren’t available due to injury.
That’s why Adonis Medina was forced into action.
Mets manager Buck Showalter, however, trusted him to get the three important outs and the victory.
Mets Owner Steve Cohen Praised His Reliever
Mets owner Steve Cohen was very happy about the win after the game.
“What a win but so stressful. Great job by Medina to get the save,” he tweeted.
What a win but so stressful. Great job by Medina to get the save
— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) June 6, 2022
Medina pitched a perfect inning to lift the Mets to the victory and take sole possession of the best record in the National League, at 37-19.
Medina’s ERA stood at 4.66 after the game, which is somewhat high.
However, his 1.14 WHIP tells a much better story.
For a day, anyway, he was able to dominate one of the top offenses in MLB.
As currently constructed, these two teams will probably make deep postseason runs and find themselves in each other’s paths eventually.