New York Mets

New York Mets

New York Mets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 28: Eduardo Escobar #10 reacts with Max Scherzer #21 and New York Mets teammates after hitting a walk-off RBI single during the tenth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 28, 2022 in New York City. The Mets won 5-4. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

METS 5 – MARLINS 4 – 10 INNINGS

The New York Mets got a little help from the Washington Nationals, then went ahead and helped themselves to a much needed victory.

The Mets defeated the Miami Marlins last night 5-4 in an extra inning thriller, just moments after the Nationals finished off the Atlanta Braves 3-2 down in D.C. That means the Mets are back in first place in the NL East by one whole game.

Now the attention turns to a critical three-game series down in Atlanta between the Mets and Braves that will all but determine who wins the NL East.

The Mets trailed 4-0 in the seventh inning when Eduardo Escobar played the role of hero.

Escobar crushed a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to get the Mets back into it at 4-2. Later, in the eighth inning, Escobar reached on an soft single to left as the Marlins throw into home was wide, allowing both Pete Alonso and Brandon Nimmo to score, tying it at four.

After Adam Ottavino, Edwin Diaz and Drew Smith combined to toss three no hit innings, the Mets walked it off in the bottom of the tenth.

With Francisco Lindor the lead runner, the Marlins intentionally walked Jeff McNeil, electing to pitch to the red hot Escobar. Big mistake.

Escobar punched a single through the hole in right, allowing Lindor to score from second to send the Mets to an exciting 5-4 victory.

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