Thanks to an unbelievable four home runs on the day, the New York Mets come back from five-down to take the rubber game against the Braves.

By Robby Sabo

As bad as Saturday was for the New York Mets, Sunday turned out to be that much better.

Yesterday, without closer Jeurys Familia, New York blew a 3-1 lead in the ninth-inning and destroying a brilliant effort from Jacob deGrom.

Today turned out to be another story.


Five home runs and one brilliant defensive play headlined a perfect game, helping the Mets come away with the 10-8 victory in the rubber game against the Atlanta Braves.

Jaun Lagares, Dilson Herrera, Travis d’Arnaud and Darrell Ceciliani all homered. For Ceciliani, his solo shot in the fourth-inning became his first ever MLB dinger.

Speaking of Herrera, with the Mets needing a big out in the bottom of the eighth, he decided to marvel us with that golden glove of his. With Familia on the mound and Freddie Freeman in the box, Herrera used the glove to perfection:

In the ninth Familia did the rest to secure the Mets 34th win on the season.

What was so uncharacteristic for New York in the game was the offensive outburst. Trailing 8-3 in the fourth-inning, the lineup simply wouldn’t allow the team to go down in flames. This, even without Michael Cuddyer who asked for the day off.

Dillon Gee received the start was completely awful. He only went 3.2 innings while surrendering 11 hits and eight runs.

The Mets will now turn their attention to hosting the red-hot Toronto Blue Jays at Citi Field tomorrow night.

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