Coming into this week’s series against the Nationals, the Mets held a distinct and relatively unfamiliar edge over their National League East rivals. Their six-game NL East lead spoke volumes about their hot start, giving them an opportunity to press their advantage against the two-time defending division champions.
Climb that ladder, Yo!@ynscspds crushed a grand slam for the @Mets on a pitch that was 3.82 feet high.
That’s the highest pitch he has hit for a HR in his career and the highest for any @MLB hitter this year. pic.twitter.com/xDx3OLcCiX
— #Statcast (@statcast) April 19, 2018
The prospect of a series sweep threatened to unravel much of that edge, until an eighth-inning rally at Citi Field on Wednesday allowed the Mets to escape with an 11-5 win in the finale.
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Why this Mets win felt like Game 162 https://t.co/B59Mi0DaRa pic.twitter.com/ul6xOkLfvE
— New York Post (@nypost) April 19, 2018