The New York Mets got a much needed victory to keep its playoff hopes alive. Asdrubal Cabrera hit a walk-off three run home run in the 11th inning to send the Mets to victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
With this victory the Mets now lead in the wild card race by a half of a game over the St. Louis Cardinals. This victory could provide the spark the Mets need to keep their playoff run going.
Terry Collins stated how this victory summarizes what the season has been like for the Mets.
“Tonight’s game personifies what a season is like,” said Mets manager Terry Collins. “Up and down, up and down.”
Cabrera was extremely confident heading into his at-bat and felt something special was coming at this moment.
“As soon as I hit it, I knew the ball was going to be out,” said Cabrera. “I wasn’t thinking to hit a home run. I was thinking ‘make good contact.’”
Cabrera has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball since his return from injury. Cabrera is slugging .704 since his return on Aug. 19 and that is the best in the National League and fourth-best in the majors.
The Mets are in the heat of the playoff race and this was a much needed victory to keep their confidence high heading into the final stretch of the season. Mets fans should be on the edge of their seats for the rest of their season as every game will be critical from this point to the end of the season.