Michael Conforto hit two home runs and Brandon Nimmo delivered a walk-off walk to lift the Mets to a 5-4 victory over the Marlins Tuesday night. With the win, the Mets tied the Cubs in the Wild Card standings. Too bad the Brewers won for the 16th time in their last 18 games and the Nationals swept a doubleheader from the good-for-nothing Phillies.
Conforto hit a two-run blast to center field, estimated at 446 feet, in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the game to extra innings. He got the Mets on the board in the seventh with another two-run shot to CF.
And if that wasn’t enough, Conforto started the winning rally in the 11th inning with a walk. After a hit by pitch, a wild pitch and an intentional walk, the Mets had the bases loaded with no outs. Wilson Ramos grounded into a force play where the Marlins got Conforto out at home. But Nimmo drew his 42nd walk of the year in his 64th game, giving the Mets the win.
Noah Syndergaard finally got Tomas Nido as his catcher but still did not put up a particularly good outing, as he allowed 4 ER in 5 IP. But the bullpen saved the day by recording six scoreless innings. After using Seth Lugo in the eighth and Justin Wilson in the ninth, Jeurys Familia and Paul Sewald closed out the game.