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August 10, 2019, 2:59 am

Mets walk off on Nats with Amazin' rally in 9th

“You don’t feel like you’re out of a game when you’re on a run like this.” Somehow, some way, the Mets did it again, extending their new long to 14 wins in 15 games with a 7-6 walk-off triumph over the Nationals at Citi Field on Friday

Mets walk off on Nats with Amazin' rally in 9th
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NEW YORK -- “You don’t feel like you’re out of a game when you’re on a run like this.” Somehow, some way, the Mets did it again, extending their new long to 14 wins in 15 games with a 7-6 walk-off triumph over the Nationals at Citi Field on Friday

NEW YORK -- “You don’t feel like you’re out of a game when you’re on a run like this.”

Somehow, some way, the Mets did it again, extending their new long to 14 wins in 15 games with a 7-6 walk-off triumph over the Nationals at Citi Field on Friday night, evoking that line from Todd Frazier. They trailed, 6-3, entering the bottom of the ninth but rallied off Nationals closer Sean Doolittle.

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It was the team’s first win this season when trailing after eight innings, improving to 1-44 in such games. The Mets hadn’t won a game in which they trailed by three or more runs in the ninth inning or later since Sept. 13, 2015, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. They were 0-187 in such games since that date.

But Frazier hit a game-tying three-run homer to knot the game up at 6, and the comeback was on. It was Frazier’s second career game-tying home run in the ninth inning or later. Michael Conforto knocked an RBI single with two outs for the walk-off hit, giving the Mets their seventh consecutive win.

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    It was Conforto’s first career walk-off hit, and as the players rushed the field, Pete Alonso ripped Conforto’s jersey off.

    “When guys’ shirts come off, it’s probably a pretty good day, so that was a good one,” manager Mickey Callaway said.

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