Saturday night’s win gave the Mets back-to-back victories for the first time since their nine-game winning streak ended on April 13. That’s right, it has been over a month since the New York Mets won consecutive games. Are they on the cusp of a winning streak?!?
To me, the photo below of those three perfectly encapsulates Saturday’s win, and what it meant to the team.
To think I almost forgot what winning looked like…
Wilmer Flores, Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo combined to go 4-for-11 with three RBI and two runs scored in the Mets’ 5-4 win. Conforto put the Mets on the board with an early two-run home run. In the ninth, Nimmo set the table with a leadoff double and Flores would drive him in for the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly. Not a bad night for the trio. Not bad at all.
It’s been a rough five-week stretch, full of losses and injuries. That must’ve enhanced the feeling after Saturday’s win. You just don’t see that kind of happiness on player’s faces after a typical win in May otherwise. My best guess in Conforto had a sense of relief when he hoisted Flores in the air. Winning back-to-back games was long overdue and that picture tells me it was something weighing on the player’s minds.
I can’t stop looking at that photo. I get a Nimmo-like smile myself with each glance I take at it. Winning feels damn good for the players and the fans.
A photo like that after most games would make me a very, very happy man.
Photo: Jim Mclasaac / Getty
If you're hitting the final home game on Thursday at Citi Field, swing by the Marina Lot to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down your sorrows before heading inside.