Back-to-back jacks. There's something special going on in Flushing.
"If I make that play, we're probably still playing baseball", Alonso said. "But some things that we're doing right now, we're surprising ourselves".
With a win on Sunday, the Mets would complete their most pivotal home sweep since they took three in a row from the Nationals from July 31 through August 2, 2015, to move into a tie for first place with Washington in the NL East. After two come from behind wins on Friday and Saturday, the Mets had pulled to within 0.5 games of Washington for the top NL Wild Card spot.
The Nats' open a home series against the Reds on Monday. I'll take the Nets at home in this toss-up. "I don't hit many of those".
Mets manager Mickey Callaway addressed Diaz's struggles when he met with reporters after the game. "But we'll take the homer".
It was the second consecutive blown save for Washington's bullpen and 22nd this season, tying the Mets for most in the majors. "You can't really explain it to people", Frazier said. But we're going to work hard and be diligent in getting the ball where we need to.
J.D. Davis went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a go-ahead sacrifice fly in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Nationals.
"He's feeling the energy", Martinez said. The feed would have hit deGrom in stride, except the pitcher paused momentarily a few feet from the base and then let the ball bounce off his glove. He's taking pitches that he should be taking.
With the Mets making an improbable charge for a playoff spot, fans lined up outside Citi Field five hours before first pitch and many stood and clapped for lineup introductions as if it were opening day.
"I think it's pretty reminiscent of what happened in 2015", said Syndergaard, referencing New York's run to the World Series, where it lost to Kansas City. He struck out eight over six innings.
DeSclafani has allowed 31 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 33 innings, and he has a 4.72 ERA and.267 allowed batting average on the road.
The New York Mets continue to be the hottest team in baseball.
The magic is real for the New York Mets (60-56), who have been on a magic carpet ride since the start of the second half.
Mets: OF Tim Tebow is expected to miss the rest of the minor league season due to a cut on his left hand. It was also the first hit off Lugo since July 16, a span of 34 batters.
The under is 5-2 in deGrom's last five starts versus the Nationals and is 18-8-1 in his last 28 outings versus a team with a winning record.