J.D. Davis, Todd Frazier
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The New York Mets stun the Washington Nationals on the strength of a Todd Frazier game-tying shot and a Michael Conforto walk-off. 

  • New York Mets 7 (60-56)
  • Washington Nationals 6 (61-54)
  • NL East, Final, Box Score
  • Citi Field, Queens, New York

No more Miami Marlins. No more Pittsburgh Pirates. No more Chicago White Sox. No more San Diego Padres.

The New York Mets finally took on a team worth something on Friday night at Citi Field, and despite a few rough patches, they stunned their divisional foes, 7-6.

A 6-3 ballgame forced an entire building to stick itself in disappointment. That was, until, Todd Frazier absolutely tore the roof off Citi.

With two on in the 9th-inning and facing Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle, the Mets veteran third baseman smashed a three-run shot to tie the ballgame at six.

Then, with two out and two on, Michael Conforto came through with his first career walk-off hit.

The Mets have now plated 10 runs against Doolittle this season. He’s allowed a total of 19 runs on the campaign.

The Washington Nationals looked like they were ready to take the opening contest of a three-game slate, 6-3, on the back of Anthony Rendon’s two-run shot in the seventh inning.

Rendon’s 25th of the season continues his Met-killing ways. It also came off lefty Justin Wilson, who’s been tremendous as of late.

Marcus Stroman made his Citi Field debut and put forth immediate electricity. He struck out seven Nats through three innings and finished with a season-high nine Ks.

Stroman’s only blemish came in the fourth. Juan Soto smacked a two-run shot, helping push the Nats lead to 3-0. That man, Rendon, tripled in Adam Eaton to open the scoring earlier in the inning.


Just a half-inning later, the Metropolitans answered in a big way. Pete Alonso smacked his 38th homer of the season, a two-run shot. Then, just a batter later, J.D. Davis followed it up to tie the ballgame.

Despite a Trea Turner insurance run in the ninth, the Mets still found a way to stun the Nats.

Having won 14 of their last 15 games, the Mets will turn around and take on the Nationals Saturday night in Flushing. First pitch is slated for 7:10 p.m. ET.

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