The Mets ditched their thumbs-down celebration Tuesday and changed it with a full-blown mob scene on the sphere.
After Javier Baez extended a ninth-inning rally with an RBI single, Michael Conforto walked it off with one other single that scored two runs — together with Baez because the successful run — to elevate the Mets to a dramatic 6-5 win within the first recreation of a doubleheader at Citi Discipline.
Baez appeared to lose an earring within the celebration, however he got here a great distance from getting a loud smattering of boos when he was launched as a pinch-hitter within the eighth inning.
On a day that started with Baez and Francisco Lindor providing apologies for the thumbs-down gesture — which Baez initially mentioned on Sunday was a technique to boo again on the followers that had been booing them — the Mets hadn’t given the sparse crowd a lot to cheer for, coming into the ninth inning trailing 5-1.
Brandon Nimmo received the rally going with a two-run homer to make it 5-3. Dominic Smith then hit an infield single and Pete Alonso doubled to carry Baez to the plate.
With “Javy Baez” chants changing boos, Baez hit an infield single to deep shortstop, bringing the Mets inside 5-4.
Conforto then roped a single to left subject, scoring Alonso from third and Baez from first, waved round on the play after a fielding error from Jorge Alfaro.