Deep breaths, Mets fans. Michael Conforto’s clutch go-ahead home run Sunday was a season-altering one in some ways. The Mets were on the brink of a pitiful sweep at the hands of the last place Pirates. A collapse from Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz Saturday for a 6-0 game turned 9-7 loss, Francisco Lindor out until September, Jacob deGrom to the injured list and then a 6-0 deficit after the first inning Sunday. Mets fans were ready to call the season, but the comeback victory let everyone take a deep sigh of relief and hope that can ignite this team heading to Cincinnati.
To talk about the wild weekend in Pittsburgh and look ahead, we bring you a new episode of the “Amazin’ But True” podcast with Nelson Figueroa and me, featuring a chat with The Post’s Ken Davidoff.
Amazin’ But True Podcast with Jake & Figgie:
- WILD WEEKEND: Mets badly needed that comeback win. Saturday was a nightmare. Hearing deGrom to IL was a brutal start, and then a six-run first inning nightmare. Taijuan Walker has to play on and get that ball. Mets needed Luis Rojas to show some emotion and get tossed there to pump up the troops.
- DIAZ/BULLPEN: What is going on with Diaz? Should Mets consider using Aaron Loup or Trevor May as closer? What does this team need to add? Should the Mets go for Kris Bryant? Add a starting pitcher? Reliever? How will they fill the holes of Lindor and deGrom?
Ken Davidoff Interview:
NY Post baseball columnist
- PITTSBURGH: How big was Sunday’s win? What is there to do in Pittsburgh?
- DEADLINE: Should the Mets get Bryant? Will it cost much? Who else?
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