Despite the controversial Matt Harvey giving up a career high seven runs in just 5.1 innings the New York Mets offense rallies to a 8-7 win.
Tuesday night in D.C. as they played the Washington Nationals, Terry Collins’s club faced a 7-1 deficit after six innings of play.
Reborn since the acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes, this Mets lineup looks at a six-run hill and laughs hysterically. After plating six runs in the top of the seventh and one in the eighth, they came away with their second straight victory in D.C. which now extends their lead in the NL East to six games.
METS WIN!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/oNFGxgiRWU
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) September 9, 2015
The biggest blow to the Nats came when seldom used Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a solo shot off Jonathan Papelbon in the eighth-inning to finally give the Mets their first lead of the night.
THIS. IS. METS. BASEBALL. pic.twitter.com/02KdF2AvU7
— GENY Mets Report (@genymets) September 9, 2015
The big outburst in the sixth-inning featured a David Wright home run (3) and stringing clutch hits together.
All of this offense was needed because the man of the hour, Matt Harvey, tied a career high by giving up seven runs in just 5.1 innings pitched. He was downright miserable on a night the entire city was zeroing in on him.
Unlike most of his career for which he rarely sees run support, The Dark Knight was bailed out.
The series will wrap up Wednesday night with the Mets looking to extend their divisional lead to seven games.
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