New York Mets win in dramatic fashion over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday

Mets score five runs in dramatic ninth inning to beat Cardinals
from Adam Stites, with

The New York Mets kept their hot start to the 2022 MLB season going Monday with a dramatic, come-from-behind win against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Facing a 2-0 deficit in the ninth inning, the Mets scored their first run of the game when Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado threw what could’ve been the game-winning out over the head of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.

After a double from Jeff McNeil put the go-ahead run on second base, the Mets stayed alive when Dominic Smith legged out an infield single and two runners crossed home plate.

The next batter, Brandon Nimmo, hit a two-run homer to turn the Mets’ one-run lead into a comfortable three-run cushion.

In the bottom of the ninth, Mets closer Edwin Díaz got the save with a pop out followed by a strikeout, a walk and another strikeout.

The Mets are now 13-5, the best record in MLB, and they are 4.5 games ahead of the Miami Marlins for first place in the NL East.