August 5, 2021

Brandon Nimmo’s blast in ninth propels Mets to big win over Phillies (New York Post)


PHILADELPHIA — The yelling from the Mets dugout echoed through the empty ballpark as Brandon Nimmo sped around the bases.

All night the Mets had scraped and clawed following a disastrous Seth Lugo start, and finally they had the lead again. And soon enough, an almost must-needed series victory.

Nimmo’s homer leading off the ninth against Brandon Workman brought in the go-ahead run, and the Mets kept going in a 10-6 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Robinson Cano launched a two-run homer in the ninth, after Dominic Smith’s RBI triple had provided insurance following Nimmo’s blast.

For a second straight night, the Mets (23-27) fell behind early, received strong relief and let their lineup go to work against an underwhelming Phillies bullpen. The Mets’ postseason chances remain slim, but they are alive as they return to Citi Field for six games against the Braves and Rays.

Brandon Nimmo celebrates after belting a game-winning solo homer in the ninth inning of the Mets' 10-6 win over the Phillies.
Brandon Nimmo celebrates after belting a game-winning solo homer in the ninth inning of the Mets’ 10-6 win over the Phillies.Getty Images

Nimmo finished 3-for-4, reaching base four times. Smith was 3-for-5 with two RBIs on a night the Mets totaled 11 hits.

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