Remembering Mets History (2024) Mets Tie Franchise Record with Six Runs in Any Extra Inning of a Game

Monday July 1st, 2024: The Mets were coming off their best month of the season so far as they went 16-8 in June, although they had lost their last two games to the Astros at Citi Field. Carlos Mendoza's Mets came into tonight's game 40-41 in third place, two games out of the wild card race with seven teams at the halfway point of the season.

The Mets sent David Peterson (3-0) up against the Nat's Mackenzie Gore (6-7) in front of 26,719 at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. Peterson had joined the Mets at the end of May, after a no decision he won three straight starts & in his last start, had just given up one run in 4.1 innings of the subway series, six days earlier. His ERA was at 3.67.

In the bottom of the 3rd, the Nat's CJ Abrams walked, then three straight singles by Lane
Thomas, Harold Ramirez & Joey Meneses made it a 2-0 Washington lead.

In the top of the 6th, Harrison Bader led off with a base hit then stole second. With two outs, Mark Vientos singled scoring Bader with the Mets first run. After Pete Alonso flew out, Mackenzie Gore was replaced by pitcher Derek Law. 

Next, Tyrone Taylor reached on an error to put two on. The hot hitting Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez then doubled driving in two runs putting the Mets ahead 3-2. After going hitless on Sunday, he now has hit safely in eleven of his last thirteen games.

In the Bottom of the 8th, Dedniel Nunez came on to pitch for the Mets. After getting the first two outs, he walked Jesse Winkler. Joey Meneses hit a shallow fly ball to right field. 

Tyrone Taylor misplayed the ball it fell in front of him then went passed him as Jesse Winkler scored the tying run. It was ruled a double. Nunez got the third out & the game eventually went into extra innings.

In the top of the 11th, the Nat's Hunter Harver came on to pitch. With Jose Lindor the inherited runner on second, Harrison Bader was hit by a pitch to put two on. J.D. Martinez followed with his tenth HR of the year, a three-run shot putting the Mets up 6-3.

After Pete Alonso & Ben Gamel were retired, Tyrone Taylor lined a double to right field. 

Hot Hitting Alvarez: Next the hot hitting Francisco Alvarez blasted a shot off the right center field wall just missing a HR. Alvarez who was hustling right out of the box, hit his first career triple, scoring Taylor to make it 7-3. For Alvarez it was his 11th RBI in the last eleven games, in that time he is batting .461 with 18 hits & ten extra base hits, raising his season average to .306.

Quotes- Carlos Mendoza: "Thats who he is, man. This is a kid that's always playing really hard with a lot of energy & you saw the emotions there when he got to third base."

Next Jordan Weems came in to pitch & Jose Iglesias greeted him with his first Mets career HR, atwo-run shot putting New York ahead 9-3. The pop singer Iglesias had recently released his new single "OMG" over the weekend to much fanfare at Citi Field.

Mets Franchise Record: The six runs scored, tied a franchise record with the most runs scored in a Mets extra inning. The feat was first done in 1979 in a double header win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

In the bottom of the 10th, the Mets bullpen continued to struggle not making anything easy. Tyler Jay gave up a walk putting two men on. A double by Jesse Winkler made it a 9-4 game. A walk, then a double by Ildemaro Vargas brought in two more runs making it 9-6.

Mets manager Carlos Mendoza went to the bullpen bringing in Reed Garrett. Garrett couldn't make the last out easy either, Keibert Ruiz singled to center bringing in Vargas making it 9-7 with the tying run at the plate. Garrett finally got the final out striking out Luis Garcia Jr.

Trivia: Forty-five years ago in 1979, the Mets scored a record six runs in the top of the 11th inning. It was the most runs they ever put up in an inning of an extra inning game. In the bottom of the 11th the Cubs made it close as they came back with five runs. Tonight, the Mets matched that record with six runs in the top of the 10th. The Nat's made is close putting up four runs in the bottom of the inning.


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