The Mets were holding onto a one & a half game lead in the NL East over the Washington Nationals, as the mighty bats of the Blue Jays were just two games out of first place on an eleven game win streak.
Former Met Jose Reyes was returning to Citi Field in a Blue Jays uniform, and former Blue Jays number one pick (2010) Noah Syndergaard was facing his old organization for the first time.
Tonight's game would be a three & a half hour battle, going eleven innings featuring eleven different pitchers with an exciting walk off win. The Mets donned their camouflage Military jerseys
|Toronto Blue Jays||New York Mets|
|1||Jose Reyes||SS||1||Juan Lagares||CF|
|2||Josh Donaldson||3B||2||Ruben Tejada||3B|
|3||Jose Bautista||RF||3||Michael Cuddyer||LF|
|4||Edwin Encarnacion||1B||4||Lucas Duda||1B|
|5||Chris Colabello||LF||5||Wilmer Flores||SS|
|6||Dioner Navarro||C||6||John Mayberry||RF|
|7||Kevin Pillar||CF||7||Dilson Herrera||2B|
|8||Ryan Goins||2B||8||Kevin Plawecki||C|
|9||Mark Buehrle||P||9||Noah Syndergaard||P|
The Blue Jays Jose Bautista started out the scoring with one of his two HRs on the night, putting the Jays up 1-0. Syndergaard would not allow another run through six innings &gave up just one more hit as well. His blazing fastball would strike out 11 Toronto hitters, his second highest K total on the year.
Buehrle held down the Mets scoreless until the 6th inning, as he clung to the 1-0 lead. In the home 6th, Kevin Plawecki reached on an error & was sacrificed over to second by Syndergaard. Juan Lagares & Ruben Tejada both followed with back to back doubles putting the Mets up 2-1. Buehrle would pitch seven innings allowing two runs on four hits with five strike outs.
The Mets bullpen had Carlos Torres & John Leathersich pitch scoreless innings, leading the way to Jeurys Familia. In a rare occasion Familia served up a lead off HR to Jose Bautista tying up the game. It was Bautista's second of the night & 13th of the year. Familia allowed just six HRs all season.
The game went to extra innings & in the top of the 11th with Hansel Robles on the mound, Ezequiel Carrera walked, moved to third on Chris Colabello's single.
Both players had come in as substitutes in the 9th inning.
Then Dioner Navarro hit a sac fly scoring Carrera with the go ahead run.
In the home 11th the Mets got Ruben Tejada to reach with a walk off reliever Brett Cecil. Michael Cuddyer then grounded into a force making it two outs. Lucas Duda then hit a troublesome fly ball into the hole at short stop & third base. With the Jays playing him deep & to pull, the ball fell in & with Cuddyer hustling with two outs, he scored all the way from first to tie the game.