Mets have finally proved that they are capable of hunting for the wild card spot. They are now tying with Washington Nationals for the wild card chase.
Many critics had refused to acknowledge that Mets are up to the task despite having a couple of wins. Previously, they had swept Twins in two games to extend their winning to 14 game stretch.
Marcus Stroman pitched aggressively, but one lousy inning messed him up. Pete Alonso drove his 38th run off Stephen Strasburg to prove that Mets are serious about their postseason debut. In the seventh, Anthony Rendon got two go-ahead runs from Justin Wilson. Finally, Todd Frazier made a run that tied the game to 3-3.
The Citi Field crowd roared as fans howled their emotion after every pitch. It was the type of energy that demanded competitive action, and the Mets countered with an enthusiasm that all began with Stroman.
Stroman celebrated when he reached his season-high seven strikeouts in the third inning. He brought the energy that we have only seen from Alonso this season. He finished his second start having given up four earned runs, nine hits, three walks and nine strikeouts on 108 pitches. At the end, the series tied 3-3.