Citi Field
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The Home Run Apple at Citi Field has stopped working as the New York Mets keep pouring on the home runs in the last two games.

The New York Mets have been hot lately, as they’ve won their last three straight games. They’ll go for the four-game sweep over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

During their 9-0 win over Arizona on Wednesday, the Mets hit five home runs. Todd Frazier had two (his 19th and 20th of the year), Jeff McNeil had two (his 19th and 20th) and Brandon Nimmo had a solo shot in the first inning (his fifth). The Mets continued their dominance on Thursday, and on the fifth home run of the day (a solo shot from Tomas Nido in the fifth inning), the infamous Home Run Apple at Citi Field stopped working.

I can’t remember the last something like this has happened. Maybe that’s because you don’t really see the Home Run Apple have to operate this much in fewer than 24 hours. It’s had to be turned on 10 times since the start of Wednesday’s game and it hasn’t had much time off.

New York is currently 2.0 games back in the National League Wild Card race, tied with the division rival-Philadelphia Phillies. The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are tied for the second Wild Card spot, with the Washington Nationals leading the race.

After the Mets complete their series against Arizona, they’ll take part in a three-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers to close out their 10-game homestand.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.