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Mets Bounce Back Against Phillies, 8-7, In Comeback Of The Year

The New York Mets pulled off a stunning comeback against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night — legitimizing a unique grit from Buck Showalter’s 2022 squad.

New York’s night was on track to end in a disappointing loss as they entered the ninth inning down 7-1.

Instead, the Mets flipped the script. The NL East leaders put the rest of baseball on notice with a seven-scoring attack in the bottom of the ninth; kick-started by Francisco Lindor’s two-run homer.

The spree continued.

Phillies manager Joe Girardi began to feel the heat and inserted Corey Knebel to replace James Norwood on the mound. And it wasn’t enough.

Starling Marte tallied the lone score in the first eight innings.

He also made his mark in the ninth once the Mets climbed to a 7-7 tie by hitting the game-leading run.

Edwin Diaz was brought in to close out the comeback.

He staved off Philly’s dejected batters and New York ended the night with the statement win of the year.

The Mets are simply on fire.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

Twitter: @AlejandroAveela

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  1. Was at a pizza spot watching the 9th inning. We got sucked in and couldn’t leave until it was over. Baseball needs more games like this. Very fun and exciting to watch.

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