Posted by Rick Laughland Posted on 11:05:00 PM with No comments
195 consecutive losses. That stat haunted the Mets over the past four seasons. That record was intact, until of course this week.
Before Monday night, the Amazins' lost 195 straight contest in which they trailed by two or more runs in the eighth inning or later.
That skid was snapped, courtesy of Lucas Duda's two run single plating the winning run in the form of a giddy David Wright. The Mets trailed the Padres 9-4 entering the eighth inning, storming back with two runs in the bottom of the 8th and capping the improbable comeback with three more runs in the ninth off former Met Heath Bell.
Rookie Lucas Duda finally said enough was enough. His two run single in the 9th inning of Monday's game, snapped the streak and provided the Citi-field faithful with walk-off fire works.
On Tuesday evening, Mets fans enjoyed an encore performance as the Amazins' rallied back from 4-2 down in the 8th inning to capture a second consecutive dramatic victory. Despite, missing sparkplug Jose Reyes, as he spends his second stint on the disabled list with a sore hamstring, first baseman Lucas Duda ignited comebacks for New York on back to back nights.
The Mets look to capture their third straight win, Wednesday, August 10th at 7:10PM as San Diego throws out Adam Harang opposing Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.