A scoreless inning with a punchout of Ronald Acuna, Jr. Who could blame Aaron Barrett for weeping for joy after a comeback like that?
Winning a day after Tuesday night's disaster just doesn't feel that encouraging, somehow.
Their bullpen tried to hang the Nats in the top of the ninth Tuesday. The Mets bullpen stopped the hanging in the bottom.
The Mets can't always win at the last minutes. The Nats can't always lose there, either. Both need to remember that now.
The Nats continue learning the hard way that these Mets can beat you the hard way easily enough.
Three-run deficits. Comebacks from both. Game-ending RBI. These Mets don't surrender. Yet.
Says Rookie of the Year candidate Pete Alonso of his white-hot-since-the-break Mets. But . . .