Remembering Mets History (2022) Mets Score Seven Runs in the 9th To Stun the Phillies
Wednesday May 5th, 2022: Buck Showalter's first place Mets (18-9) came to Philadelphia to take on Joe Girardi's Phillies (11-14) who were on a three-game losing streak.
24,040 came to Citizens Bank Park on this warm evening to see the Mets' Taijuan Walker take on Aaron Nola for the Phils.
Things did not go good early on for the Mets in the 1st inning. Kyle Schwarber walked & Alex Bohm reached on a fielder's choice. Bryce Harper doubled brought in the first run. Nick Castellanos' grounded out bringing in Bohm for the second run. J.T. Realmuto singled scoring Harper & a Jean Segura brought in the Phils 4th run.In the 2nd Schwarber doubled & was brought in by Alec Bohm to make it 5-0 Phils. In the 4th
back-to-back HRs by Bryce Harper & Nick Castellanos made it 7-0 on a nightmare of a night for Taijuan Walker.
His line score was four innings pitched, seven runs on nine hits, two walks & two strike outs.
In the top of the 6th, Starling Marte hit a solo HR his 3rd of the year to make it 7-1.
All was quiet until the Mets Amazing 9th inning. After former Met, Jeurys Familia shut down the Mets on nine pitches in the 8th, James Norwood came on to close it out for the Phillies.
Starling Marte reached on an infield single to short. Francisco Lindor followed with a two run HR on the first pitch he saw, making it a 7-3 game, giving the Mets some life. It was Lindor's 5th HR of the season.
After a mound visit, Pete Alonso doubled with a sharp liner to left. After Eduardo Escobar lined out, Jeff McNeil singled to right field, advancing Alonso to third.
The Phils brought in their closer, Corey Knebel. Mark Canha greeted him with an RBI base hit, scoring Alonso to make it a 7-4 game, with even more life for the Mets.
Although Dom Smith struck out, pinch hitter J.D. Davis lined a double to left field bringing in McNeil to cut the Phillie lead to 7-5. Travis Jankowski came in to pinch run for Davis.
Brandon Nimmo then followed with a line drive base hit to center field, Canha & Jankowski both scored to tie up the incredible game.Starling Marte delivered a double off the bottom of the left field wall, Nimmo scored from first base, in what turned out to be the winning run.
The Mets amazing comeback saw ten men come to the plate, as they scored seven runs on eight
hits. It was their biggest 9th inning comeback in twenty-five years.
Edwin Diaz came to retire the Phils in the 9th for his 6th save.
Less than a week after no hitting these same Phillies in New York, tonight the Mets stunned the Phils in their own ballpark, as they continued their great start to the 2022 season establishing themselves as a force to contend with in the NL East.
Trivia: In the Mets sixty years, they have only come from behind in the 9th inning, with a six-run deficit three times.
Quotes- Manager Buck Showalter: "We just strung a lot of good at bats together by some good hitters. A night like tonight makes you realize what could be."
Quotes- Brandon Nimmo: " These guys don't give up. With that mentality, it makes things like this possible".