9th Inning Rally Brings Mets Back To Victory, 5-3 Over The D-Backs

posted by Ray Martel -

  • Zack Wheeler got the start for the Mets against Clay Buchholz in the finale of the 4-game series in Arizona.
  • Mets got a leadoff double in the first from Brandon Nimmo and afyer he moved to third on an out, Todd Frazier hit a sac fly to plate him and make it 1-0 Mets in the first.
  • Wheeler cruised through the first three and didn’t give up a hit till the fourth. With one out, Goldschmidt walked Jake Lamb singled then David Peralta hit a ball to the top of the wall to score a run and the game was tied 1-1.
  • Wheeler loaded the bases on a walk with just one out, Ketel Marte grounded out to score a run, and Wheeler got the final out on a long fly ball to limit the damage and keep the game at 2-1 Arizona after 4.
  • Mets had an opportunity in the 6th with two on in scoring position with two out but Jay Bruce looked at strike three and the threat was over.
  • Second opportunity in the 7th. With two outs Reyes walked, then stole second, then Flores walked to bring up Brandon Nimmo with runners on 1st and third.
  • Nimmo copied the script of the 7th and took strike three looking and another chance went by the wayside.
  • Wheeler was done, but it was another really solid outing, 6 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs and 8 strikeouts.
  • Hansel Robles pitched the bottom of the 7th and with some nice defensive help from Jose Reyes got a double play and a long fly ball to keep the score the same.
  • Jeurys Familia came on, fresh off the DL, and got the first out. He then gave up a double to Jon Jay then a single to Paul Goldschmidt that was called ab out but overturned by review. The Dbacks had men on the corners and one out.
  • Jake Lamb blooped a single to pad the Arizona lead at 3-1.
  • Top 9, two out against the D-Backs closer Boxberger, Jose Reyes bunted his way on first, then took second on defensive indifference.
  • Jose Bautista knocked in a pinch hit double and the lead was 3-2, Arizona.
  • Brandon Nimmo blasted a no doubt two run home run, and Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a solo home run of his own, chasing Boxberger from the game and giving the Mets a 5-3 lead!
  • Robert Gsellman came in for the save attempt in the 9th.
  • Avila grounded to Cabrera who threw a little wide to first and Dom Smith made a move after the catch and the ball popped loose. After review it was confirmed as safe and the leadoff man was on.
  • Gsellman recovered quickly to get the next three outs to close the win and the Mets had back to back wins for the first time since May. 5-3 the final.
  • Mets fly off to the mountains, to start a 4-game series with the Colorado Rockies in Denver on Monday night, first pitch 8:40 pm, Mets on Deck starts at 6:05.

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