New York Mets

CINCINNATI, OHIO - JULY 06: Dominic Smith #2 of the New York Mets slides into home plate to score a run past Aramis Garcia #33 of the Cincinnati Reds as Brandon Nimmo #9 looks on in the tenth inning at Great American Ball Park on July 06, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The New York Mets offense has been under an ever increasing intense microscope of late. With the return of Max Scherzer on Tuesday, and Jacob deGrom’s pending return later this month, cracks in the Mets offense are even more glaring. (i.e. 1-0 loss on Tuesday).

On Wednesday it wasn’t looking good as the Mets trailed the Reds 3-2 for almost the entire ball game. That was until the Mets hottest hitter right now — Starling Marte — delievered a game-tying RBI double in the top of the ninth, tying it at three.

The hit forced extras, and the Mets offense exploded for five runs in the 10th inning.

Dom Smith, who has struggled all year batting at .213, lined a RBI double to right, scoring Ednar Inciarte to make it 4-3. James McCann, who started the game on the bench because of his struggles at the plate, delivered a RBI single, scoring Smith to push the Mets up 5-3. Finally Brandon Nimmo cracked a three-run homer to right to blow the game wide open at 8-3.

The huge offensive outpouring came just a day after New York left nine men in scoring position. The Mets enjoy a day off today before facing the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta on Friday.