For the first time this season the New York Mets won a game when they trailed after eight innings and it took a two-run homer from Jose Reyes in the ninth and three-run walk-off shot from Asdrubal Cabrera in the eleventh to make the storybook ending a reality. Trailing 6-4 with one-out in the ninth inning, Reyes stepped to the dish and launched a deep ball to send the Citi Field crowd into a frenzy.
The Amazin's and Phillies posted a scoreless frame in the tenth before Philadelphia tallied two tuns in the top of the eleventh to capture a 8-6 advantage. With a large portion of the crowd in Flushing vacating their seats, the remaining faithful fans witnessed the team's most uplifting victory of the season. After Michael Conforto drew a walk with one-out, Reyes drove a single just over Freddy Galvis' outstretched glove and Cabera came to bat representing the winning run. On a 2-0 count, Cabera drilled a Edubray Ramos slider over the right field wall to cap a see-saw affair and in doing so kept the Amazin's atop the NL Wildcard race.
Staring a potential four-game losing streak in the face, New York rallied twice in the late innings to shock the pesky Phillies and stabilized their season. The Mets suffered a gut-wrenching loss to the Braves on Wednesday night as Yoenis Cespedes was robbed of a game-winning home run as Ender Inciarte scaled the wall ended the game with a remarkable catch.
As devastating as that loss was for the Amazin's, Terry Collins' crew showed great resolve to shake off a bitter defeat. The Mets have nine games remaining in the regular season and are desperately clinging to a narrow lead over the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals as they aim to host the NL play-in game at Citi Field on October 5.