The New York Mets Pulled Off A Historic Six-Run Comeback In The 9th Inning Of Thursday Night’s Game

Mets Pull Off A Historic Comeback In 9th Inning Of Thursday Night's Game

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  • The New York Mets pulled off a historic comeback against the Phillies on Thursday night.
  • They scored six runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a one-run lead.
  • Thursday night’s comeback is the team’s largest in a quarter-century.

Don’t look now, but not only are my beloved New York Mets in first place in the NL East by 5.5 games but they’re actually looking like a winning baseball team, too, as evidenced by Thursday night’s historic six-run comeback against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Heading into the ninth inning, the Mets were trailing their NL East rivals by a score of 7-1. They had trailed for the entire game. And then, magic happened.

First came Starling Marte with a leadoff infield single. Then, Marte was brought home courtesy of Francisco Lindor’s two-run bomb. That was then followed by Mark Canha bringing in another run with an infield single and J.D. Davis roping an RBI double. To close off the inning, Brandon Nimmo delivered a game-tying two-run single before Marte closed out the rally he started with another double to take an 8-7 lead.

Mets mount historic 9th inning comeback against the Phillies

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Mets’ Thursday night revival ended “a string of 857 consecutive losses by MLB clubs when trailing by six runs or more in the ninth.” [via CBS Sports]

“It’s the first time New York trailed by at least six runs in the ninth and won since Sept. 13, 1997, when Carl Everett hit a tying grand slam with two outs in the ninth and the Mets went on to beat the Montreal Expos in extra innings. It was just the third time in Mets history they have come back from at least six runs down in the ninth to win, according to Elias.” [via CBS Sports]

The Mets — who currently lead the NL East with a record of 19-9 — will look to continue the hot start to their 2022 season when they take on the Phillies again tonight in Philadelphia at 7:05 p.m.

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