Amazin’: Mets stage biggest comeback since ’97

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PHILADELPHIA — The New York Mets erased a six-run deficit with seven runs within the ninth inning, capping the rally with Starling Marte‘s tiebreaking double to beat the flabbergasted Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 Thursday night time.

With the Mets trailing 7-1, Marte led off the inning with an infield single towards James Norwood and scored on Francisco Lindor‘s two-run homer. Mark Canha added an RBI infield single that clanked off pitcher Corey Knebel, and J.D. Davis had a pinch-hit RBI double to rally the NL East-leading Mets.

Brandon Nimmo then lined a tying, two-run single to middle off Knebel. He got here round to attain when Marte ripped a double off the wall in middle subject.

It is the primary time New York trailed by at the very least six runs within the ninth and gained since Sept. 13, 1997, when Carl Everett hit a tying grand slam with two outs within the ninth and the Mets went on to beat the Montreal Expos in further innings. The Mets had been 0-330 when trailing by at the very least six runs since that win, in line with ESPN Stats & Info.

Mets have been as excessive as 60-1 to win at Caesars Sportsbook after they trailed by six runs within the ninth inning Thursday night time.

Main league groups had misplaced 857 straight video games when trailing by six or extra runs within the ninth inning or later, in line with ESPN Stats & Info. The final staff to win in such a state of affairs, earlier than Thursday night time, was the Washington Nationals — towards the Mets — on Sept. 3, 2019.

Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos homered for the Phillies, and Aaron Nola pitched seven sharp innings. The Phillies have misplaced 5 of six.

It seemed like Nola was going to earn his second victory when the Mets got here to bat within the ninth having scored only one run on three hits.

Edwin Diaz pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save in seven possibilities. Adonis Medina (1-0) allowed one hit in 2⅔ scoreless innings.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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