The first place Mets start a three-game series against the red-hot, Central division-leading Milwaukee Brewers tonight. While the Mets lead the all-time series 78-69, these two franchises have produced some very memorable moments on and off-the-field.
From Mike Piazza‘s first game to Robin Ventura‘s ‘Grand’ Day to Wilmer Flores’ tears … you get the point. Thinking about it more, I realized when these two teams meet, there’s usually some fun walk-off moments.
Here’s a quick list of some of the memorable walk-offs, in no particular order:
David Wright’s Final Walk Off
May 21, 2016, would be the last walk-off hit in David Wright‘s career. Hindsight is always 20/20, but man, do I wish I appreciated this hit more. By the way, the Mets starter was Jacob deGrom. His line: 5 IP, 4 ER, 3 BBs. It’s weird to think of a non-video game performance from deGOAT! Anyhow, enjoy the clip of The Captain’s last walk-off from this rainy Saturday game.
Wilmer Walks it Off…Again
In a previous episode, we talked about the coldest game Jon and I ever went to. My red ski pants got us on TV when Brandon Nimmo hit a home run just under our Pepsi Porch seats. But more important, Wilmer’s third walk-off HR sent us home happy. Thank goodness too because I am not sure we could have handled an extra inning game in those temps!
Braun Ends it After 18 Innings
A game that nearly ended on Cinco de Mayo, Ryan Braun capped off a six-hit game by hitting a walk-off, two-run single in the 18th inning. In retrospect, this game was symbolic of the 2019 Mets season…. constantly coming back, keeping you on the edge of your seat, only to get kicked in the can in the end. To be honest, I totally forgot about this game… At 5 hours, 22 mins, the game fell well short of the 20-inning, 6 hour and 53 minute marathon against the Cardinals back in 2010. If only we had Mike Pelfrey closing the game instead of Chris Flexen.
Brewers show ‘Hart’ in Walk-Off
This game still hurts. In our ‘On the Road’ episode, I talk about seeing the Mets in Milwaukee back in 2010. In the game, Johan Santana went 8, gave up one 0 runs and still got the no-decision. The bigger crime? Corey Hart‘s walk-off home run off in the 9th.
There’s definitely no shortage of drama when these two teams play. We’ll see what this upcoming series holds. Hopefully, if there is a walk-off, it’s in our favor this time!
Are there Mets-Brewers walk-off games or memories that you have? If so, please do share in the comments.