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The New York Mets scored a big 2-1 victory over MLB’s top dog at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Yes, Jacob deGrom was on the mound, but even the best players need a little help sometimes.
0-1 in the seventh inning, Justin Turner hit a 100 mph fastball that hit center field. But Brandon Nimmo had a great jump and was eye-opening all the way to the end.
Desperate, he leaped up, stole the game-tying home run from Turner, and let out a powerful yell after crashing into the wall.
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“I knew I was hit quickly, so I was only worried about getting back on the fence as soon as possible…” Nemo He told reporters after the game. “The timing was perfect and everything worked perfectly.”
Nemo got a standing ovation after the play, got a lot of high fives from his teammates, and even held big hands when he returned to his next at-bat.
Nemo isn’t afraid to admit he’s pretty excited about the catch.
“I have to sleep somewhere tonight, so I have to settle down.” he added.
“I’m still really ecstatic about it. It was one of the best plays I’ve ever made.”
The Heist kept what was already a great start for deGrom, but thanks to Nimmo the box score is much better. DeGrom pitched 1-run ball and struck out 9 in 7 innings.
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After the robbery, Edwin Diaz came in and closed the door with Timmy Trumpet’s help.
The Mets lead the NL East by three games over the Atlanta Braves.
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New York and the Dodgers will play a three-game set of rubber games on Thursday at 4:10 PM ET.