The New York Mets and San Francisco Giants combined for a whopping 25 runs on 37 hits Tuesday night in an epic baseball battle. The result was a tough pill to swallow for manager Buck Showalter's team, though, as the Mets fell by a score of 13-12 while setting a franchise record in the process.
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Twelves runs were the most the Mets ever scored in a loss in franchise history. Keep in mind this is a team first entered the league back in 1962 and has played in over 9,000 ballgames. It just goes to show that scoring in double-digits is almost always followed up with a celebration in the locker room.
The Mets found themselves down 8-2 before they scored two runs in the seventh inning and seven runs in the eighth inning to take an 11-8 lead. A game-tying blast by San Francisco's Joc Pederson, which was his third one of the contest, then tied the game up before the ninth inning got underway.
Dominic Smith's leadoff triple eventually led to a Pete Alonso sacrifice fly. The Mets opted to lean on closer Edwin Diaz once again and were one out away from an amazing victory. However, a walk followed by three singles ended up giving the Giants a win, snapping their five-game losing streak.
Diaz mentioned after the game that "tomorrow is a new day" and that rings true for a New York squad that currently leads the National League East by 8.0 games. The Mets have the fourth-best odds to win the World Series at +850, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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