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Stars Align as Mets Win Wild Game 2, 7-3

It was a magical night in Queens New York. With Citi Field rocking, the emotions were high as the New York Mets were looking to keep their playoff hopes alive on Saturday. With 42.156 in attendance all hoping to see one more day.

The Franchise managed by Buck Showalter made some changes to the starters along with giving the ball to ace Jacob deGrom. These moves in addition to some managerial moves later in the game all led to what was a thrilling 7-3 victory for the New York Mets.

New York’s offense started with a bang as shortstop Francisco Lindor hit a homer to left center field for a 1-0 lead. Lindor etched his name in Mets history as he joined Jose Reyes as shortstops who had homered in the post season.

San Diego tied things up in the top of the third inning, as Trent Grisham hit a homer to center field.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following Post Game Press Conference featuring thoughts from pitcher Jacob deGrom, Manager Buck Showalter along with Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor

It was a back-and-forth affair between these two teams, as in the bottom of the fourth the Mets were able to regain the lead. On this night the guys were able to play small ball, which was huge in them eventually gaining the Game 2 victory.

In that fourth back-to-back walks by Eduardo Escobar and Darin Ruf set the stage for the rest of the offense. It was Brandon Nimmo, who helped the Mets regain a one run lead, as the outfielder ripped a single to left fielder plating Escobar.

The Padres fought back in the top of the fifth inning when Jurickson Profar had an RBI single that plated Grisham, that started to get the Mets fans biting their nails.

Pete Alonso wasted no time in helping his squad regain the lead. The first baseman hit a rocket to left field on the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the fifth to make the game 3-2.

New York showed the style of play that they hope to have in the post season, by making solid contact, working the counts and playing with grit that helped them to have a huge seventh inning.

Lindor got the action going with a single to right field, that was followed by back-to-back walks to Alonso and Mark Canah. That set the stage for Jeff McNeil who had won the 2022 National League Batting Title.

McNeil cashed in on a great at-bat by ripping a double to right field, that made the score 5-2 in favor of the Mets. The offense continued to work great at-bats as Escobar had an RBI single to left field. New York made the score 7-2 when Daniel Vogelbach hit a sacrifice fly to right field.

The Padres made the night an interesting one in the Top of the Ninth inning as they were able to get men on base, but ultimately only one run crossed the plate, and the Mets were able to earn a 7-3 victory.

On the mound Jacob deGrom gave the Mets fans plenty to cheer about with his five-inning performance, as the starter was able to sit down eight batters while keeping the San Diego offense off balance. Meanwhile, for the Padres starter Blake Snell went three innings and was able to strike out five batters.

Now it all comes down to this it will be the New York Mets taking on the San Diego Padres with the winner to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the League Division Series. On the mound for the Mets will be Chris Bassitt taking on Padres starter Joe Musgrove. The start time for the game is set for 7:07 p.m. with the game set to air on the ESPN network.

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