The New York Mets are impossible to figure out, aren’t they? At irregular intervals, they will go on runs that amaze you. Friday night kept up such a winning streak as they came from behind to defeat the Washington Nationals 7-6 for their seventh in a row.
It was also their fifth consecutive win over the Nats, using a late, late show to steal the win out from under their visitors’ noses. Ahead of the bottom of the ninth, they trailed 6-3 and looked done and dusted. But Todd Frazier hammered a three-run homer to tie the game up before a single by Michael Conforto drove in the winning run. Conforto then dully had his shirt taken off like he was celebrating a soccer goal. The win has the Mets eight games back of the Braves in the NL East now, but crucially they are just one and a half back of the Nationals for second, putting them back in the playoff picture, unbelievably.