PHILADELPHIA — New York MetsThe rally was capped with seven runs in ninth inning. This erased six runs of the deficit. Starling MarteThe flabbergasted beat's tiebreaking two-fer Philadelphia PhilliesThursday night at 8 p.m.
Marte opened the inning, scoring an infield hit against the Mets as the Mets trailed 7-1. James NorwoodAnd scored on Francisco Lindor‘s two-run homer. Mark CanhaA RBI infield single was added, which clanked off pitcher Corey KnebelAnd J.D. DavisA pinch-hit RBI double was used to rally the NL East-leading Mets.
Brandon NimmoHe then lined a tie-breaking, two-run single to the center of Knebel. Marte scored when he ripped a double to center field.
It was the first time New York had trailed by six runs in ninth. This win is also the first since Sept. 13, 1997 when Carl Everett struck a tying grand-slam with only two outs. The Mets won the extra innings and beat the Montreal Expos. The Mets had been 0-330 when trailing by at least six runs since that win, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Caesars Sportsbook had odds of winning by as high as 60-1 for the Mets when they trailed six runs in the ninth on Thursday night.
Major league teams had lost 857 straight games when trailing by six or more runs in the ninth inning or later, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Before Thursday night, the Washington Nationals, against the Mets, were the last to win in such an environment.
Bryce HarperAnd Nick CastellanosHomered for the Phillies Aaron Nola pitched seven sharp innings. Five of six Phillies losses have been suffered by the Phillies.
Nola appeared to be on the verge of his second win when the Mets brought up the ninth. Nola had only scored one run from three hits and the Mets were unable to score any more.
Edwin DiazHe pitched a scoreless 9th for his sixth save in seven opportunities. Adonis Medina (1-0) allowed one hit in 2⅔ scoreless innings.
This report was compiled by the Associated Press.