Mets Magic Continues As Davis Hits First Career Walk-Off
The magical run of the New York Mets continued tonight as J.D. Davis knocked his first career walk-off hit. With a 4-3 over the Indians, the Mets move to 66-60 on the year and now sit 1.5 GB in the NL Wild Card race. They will go for the sweep tonight as Noah Syndergaard (8-6 with a 3.86 ERA) will take on Aaron Civale (1-2 with a 1.50 ERA).
On the mound, Marcus Stroman faced-off against Adam Plutko. Stroman went 4.0 innings allowing one run on five hits with one strikeout. Stro also had to leave the game early due to an issue with his hamstring. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said that Stroman just experienced some tightness and he should be fine. For the Indians, Plutko pitched a strong performance. He went six innings allowing two runs on four hits with five strikeouts.
The scoring of yesterday’s game did not get started until the third inning. Yasiel Puig got the Indians on the board with an RBI groundout. The Mets would not respond until the fifth inning, when the unlikeliest of heroes, would put the Mets in front. Juan Lagares and Luis Guillorme each had an RBI double to put the Mets up 2-1. The next half-inning, the Indians would respond and tie the game thanks to a Jose Ramirez triple. The game would remain tied and head into extra innings.
Carlos Santana, who is having an outstanding year this year, clobbered his 30th homer of the year to put the Indians in front 3-2. Then, in the bottom of the tenth, the Meys magic came back to life. Amed Rosario led off the tenth with a double, and who come around to score on a Michael Conforto groundout. Wilson Ramos would also smack a single to put Conforto at second, and bring J.D. Davis up to the plate. “And J.D. drives one, toward the left-field corner, and the Mets win it!” Davis laced a walk-off hit and the Mets pulled it out in the bottom of the tenth and won it 4-3.
“Hey Mets Fans, We Did It AGAIN”
In his post-game interview, J.D. Davis got the fans excited. After his first career walk-off hit, he was drenched with Gatorade and got the Citi faithful hyped for the final stretch of the season. They will look for the sweep tonight. In addition, the Mets will also have a HUGE series with the Braves this weekend. During that series, they will hope to inch closer on both the Wild Card race and in the division. Let’s Go Mets!
Written By Zach Nau
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