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New York Mets have epic comeback against the Philadelphia Phillies

The New York Mets had an all-around bad game against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight for the first eight innings, but rallied to win 8-7 in the ninth inning in what has to be one of the most epic comebacks in recent memory.

For the third time in a row, Taijuan Walker took the mound against Philadelphia and struggled right away.

Walker gave up four runs on three hits and one error in the bottom of the first inning, working hard and facing all nine Phillies batters. His night only got worse from there, as he gave up a run in the second inning before surrendering two towering solo homers to Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos in the fourth.

For much of the game, the Mets' offense continued its recent struggles at the plate, as they couldn't muster much against Phillies' starter Aaron Nola.

The only run they scored against Nola came in the sixth inning on a Starling Marte home run before the ninth inning onslaught.

Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer to cut the Phillies' lead to 7-3, and the Mets slowly built a rally against the Phillies' bullpen, hitting base after base. Brandon Nimmo's game-tying two-run single tied the game, and Starling Marte's big night ended with a double to deep left centerfield that drove in the winning run.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Edwin Diaz came on and pitched a 1-2-3 inning to secure one of the best Mets victories in recent memory.

Reactions to impressive Mets comeback

The MLB world is stunned that the Mets were able to pull a comeback like this off and have made it clear on social media.

Over the course of this weekend, the Mets will play three more games against the Phillies in an attempt to extend their division lead.

After blowing this game, it'll be interesting to see how the Phillies respond. The Mets, on the other hand, appear to be serious this season.

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