From 9th inning tie-breaking home run to 10th inning… Mets overcame 2.6% chance of winning

The New York Mets won a dramatic come-from-behind victory 스포츠토토.

The Mets won the home game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field, New York, USA on the 18th (Korean time) 8-7 (10 overtime). Starter Senga Kodai (6 innings, 3 hits, 12 strikeouts, 1 run) made a good pitch, and the Mets stood tight 2-2 until the end of the 7th inning. However, the bullpen was shaken and they were trailing 2-5 at the beginning of the ninth inning, and the defeat was dark. According to Baseball Savant, an MLB statistics site, at one point in the ninth inning, the Mets’ chance of winning dropped to 2.6%.

The Mets kept a glimmer of hope alive. At the end of the 9th inning, trailing by 2-5, Francisco Alvarez hit a dramatic three-run homer with two out on first and second base. Tampa Bay bullpen Jason Adam pulled the sweeper on the second pitch and passed the left fence. Immediately after the Alvarez home run, the Mets’ chance of winning was measured at 53.3%, up 49.2 percentage points (p).

The Mets, who dragged the game into overtime, conceded a run in the top of the 10th inning. They allowed timely hits to Harold Ramirez in 1st out and 3rd base, and Josh Lowe in 2nd out and 2nd base, falling behind 5-7. Right after Lowe’s hit, the Mets’ odds of winning dropped to 19.3%. The Mets didn’t give up. At the end of the 10th inning, Pete Alonso hit a three-run home run with one out, first and third base, reaching a 100% chance of winning. It was a large batted ball with a flight distance of 416 feet (126.7 m), which made you feel that it was a home run the moment it hit. Alonso’s home run was even more meaningful given that Tampa Bay’s pitcher is Pitt Fairbanks, a top-notch bullpen.

Meanwhile, Mets starter Senga, who took the mound that day, struck out as many as 12, breaking the Japanese MLB record for the most strikeouts in one game. MLB’s official homepage,, is from Japan, where Senga struck out several batters in 5 out of 6 innings and recorded double-digit strikeouts in one game following Masata Yoshimi, Hideo Nomo, Hisanori Takahashi, and Daisuke Matsuzaka (above 10). He was named as a pitcher.” Senga struck out Randy Arozarena in the sixth inning, setting a new record of 11 in a game, and after two outs, struck out Taylor Wells again to increase the record to 12.

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