New York Mets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 19: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a walk off two run home run to win the game in ten innings against the St. Louis Cardinals during their game at Citi Field on May 19, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


The Mets needed that. After learning that starting pitcher Max Scherzer would be out for possibly two months with an oblique injury, Pete Alonso lifted Mets’ fans spirits with a walk-off homer in the tenth inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6.

With the exception of their series loss to Seattle last weekend, the Mets have won every series they have played in this season.

Thanks to Jeff McNeil’s two-run single, the Mets held a 5-3 lead in the fifth inning, before St. Louis stormed back.

The Cardinals tied the game against Edwin Diaz in the ninth inning when Paul Goldschmidt reached on an infield single with runners on second and third. Harrison Bader scored the tying run on the play. St. Louis would grab a 6-5 lead in the tenth inning when Albert Pujols grounded into a double play, scoring Corey Dickerson from third base.

That set up the dramatics in the bottom of the tenth. The Mets took full advantage of the international rule, which allows a runner on second base to start the tenth inning, when Alonso crushed the second pitch he saw over the left field wall for a two-run homer sending the Mets to a thrilling victory.