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The Most Important April Win in Mets History

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Down 4-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, only an inning and a half from being swept by the rival Washington Nationals, the New York Mets nine game winning streak and 12-2 record seemed like a century ago.

After a demoralizing loss in the opening game vs. Washington on Monday and a bad loss on Tuesday, Wednesday night’s game became a must win.

The term “must win” is often loosely thrown around in all sports. A must win is usually never a game before the month of July in baseball. However, after a horrendous 2017 campaign, the Mets needed to reassure themselves that their hot start was not a flash in the pan. Being swept by Washington would put the team in a very bad position heading into a four game series against second place upstart Atlanta.

So, when the Mets began to rally in the bottom of the eighth and pulled ahead for good following a Yoenis Cespedes grand slam, capping a nine run inning, a “must win” distinction for such a game never seemed so accurate.

To see and hear the Citi Field faithful emerge from their silent comas and thunderously clap and cheer for their Amazins . . .

It shows everyone in baseball the Mets are no fluke.

It proves to every player on that Mets team they really do belong at the top.

 

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